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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Dancing In The Dark - Carmen Cavallaro

Cocktails For Two
Dancing In The Dark
Carmen Cavallaro
Decca Records DL 8120
1955

Dancing In The Dark
Carmen Cavallaro
The Poet Of The Piano
Decca Records DL 78961
1961

From Billboard - August 2, 1946 (A-441): It was his Dancing In The Dark piano folio, offered a half dozen years ago, that first attracted so much attention to Carmen Cavallaro. Since the maestro has gone a long way up the musical road since those early days, this new set of five records hits an easy merchandising mark. Dressed up with a new cover design that features the maestro's flash smile with an explanatory booklet added. Cavallaro re-creates his original click. With assist from his Steinway sparkle on the same 10 selections – Dancing In The Dark, Lover, Alone Together, Night And Day, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, If I Had You, Body And Soul, You're Mine You, Cocktails For Two and The Very Thought Of You, each an evergreen. While Cavallaro adds some frills and flourishes to his keyboarding for this repeat performance, he creates the same satisfying piano mood that make this disking an everlasting delight. For those who missed his original, this carbon copy is every bit as desirable.

From Billboard - August 7, 1961: The "Poet Of The Piano," Carmen Cavallaro, provides a very pleasant 30 minutes of listening and dancing music. Set includes such favorites as "The Very Thought Of You," "Lover," "You're Mine You" and the title tune "Dancing In The Dark." Cavallaro has many fans and this package should be one of their favorites. This is actually a newly recorded stereo version of material originally cut by the artist some years back.

From Billboard - October 22, 1955 (Decca DL 8120): Dancers, lovers and those who just plain admire a flawless piano technique will enjoy this newest Cavallaro package. A Dozen popular standards, commonly associated with the mood of romance, are given sparkling, bubbling treatment. Standard rhythm accompaniment keeps things moving nicely on the likes of "The Very Though Of You," "Cocktails For Two," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "Alone Together." while a string ensemble is moved in for others like "Falling In Love With You," and "September Song." Fine listening.

Dancing In The Dark
The Very Thought Of You
If I Had You
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Falling In Love With Love
Stairway To The Stars
Cocktails For Two
Lover
Alone Together
You're Mine You!
September Song
Always In My Heart

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