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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Let's Get Away From It All - The Skip-Jacks


Blue Skies

Let's Get Away From It All
The Skip-Jacks
Produced by Herman Diaz, Jr.
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Engineer: Ray Hall
RCA Victor LPM-2060

From the back cover: That they were on the right track with their modern, but definitely not far out, ideas has been proved by their quick acceptance. With only one rehearsal under their belts, the Skip-Jacks auditioned for Robert Rothafel, president of Roxy Theatre Enterprises, who was looking for a quintet to do the vocal chores and production numbers at his Roxy Theatre in New York. They got the job.

From Billboard - December 21, 1959: The Skip-Jacks, a new group, have a modern sound that has touches of the Ho-Lo's, the Modernaires, the Pied Pipers and other of that ilk. Complement includes three men and two fems. The group has a good zingy sound and the get fine freewheeling band support on such tunes as "Blue Room," "Let's Get Away From It All," "I've Got The World On A String," etc. For fanciers of the modern chorus, this is welcome stuff.

Let's Get Away From It All
The Blue Room
Lazy River
It Might As Well Be Spring
I've Got A Pocketful Of Dream
Breezin' Along With The Breeze
I've Got The World On A String
Let The Rest Of The World Go By
Blue Skies
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
Serenade In Blue

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