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Thursday, September 9, 2021

In Times Like These - Gene McDaniels



In Times Like These
Gene McDaniels
Arranged and Conducted by Johnny Mann Liberty
Producer: Felix Slatkin
Engineer: Bunny Robyn
Cover Design: Pate/Francis & Associates
Cover Photograph: Garrett Howard, Inc.
Liberty Records, Inc. STEREO LST 7146

This copy was issued on a deep blue translucent vinyl disc.

From the back cover: Gene McDaniels' background is an ideal one for an aspiring vocalist. the son of a minister, he was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1935 and was exposed to group and solo singing at an early age. While still in his teens he traveled around the country with a gospel quartet which was invariably well received. From gospel music to jazz is an extremely short step and Gene found himself moving in that direction. Growing as he has from the very roots of jazz, it is not surprising that Gene's vocal style should show a jazz influence. Rather than limiting his approach, however, this influence merely provides a spring-board for creative phrasing and experimentation.

From Billboard - May 30, 1960: McDaniels sings a group of nostalgic ballads with gentle effectiveness and rich tenderness. Selections include "It Might As Well Be Spring," "Gone With The Wind," "The Sound Of Music," "Love Is Here To Stay," etc.

In Times Like These Love Is Here To Stay
When I Fall In Love
Like Someone In Love
Next Spring
Look For The Silver Lining
The River And I
It Might As Well Be Spring
Look To Your Heart
The Sound Of Music
Gone With The Wind

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