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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Come With Me - Sammy Kaye



Come Dance With Me
Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye
And His Orchestra
Instrumental Favorites 
Decca Records DL 4357

From the back cover: An attitude of keeping up with the times has enabled Sammy Kaye's popularity to grow and perpetuate itself through several musical eras, remaining on top and vital throughout. In his quest for nuances, which lend themselves to the Swing and Sway format, Sammy has now availed himself of the talents of the noted arranger: Charles Albertine. He has combined with Albertine to produce a new album, having all the polish that Kaye has always maintained, plus the earthly verve that only Albertine's ingenuity can provide.

To call this a new sound would be telling a half-truth, for while it is new in a certain sense, it most definitely is the Swing and Sway sound brought up-to-date with all the taste and articulateness hat can come from the marriage of these two talents. A scintillating saxophone sound has been skillfully backed with the irrepressible dance band sound that Kaye has always managed to capture in his music. Another interesting innovation, that evokes an even more intimate melding of the two talents, is the electric organ, which helps to weave a swatch of rhythm and movement, accentuating the Kaye style with the bright, brisk Albertine touch.

A musician's musician, Charles Albertin is probably best known for his contribution in creating the sound behind the Les Elgart band, although Albertine has also arranged for artists like Nat Cole, Neil Sedaka, Frankie Avalon, Adam Wade, Conway Twitty, Dion, The Four Lads and a flock of others before beginning to work with Sammy Kaye.

Everything's Coming Up Roses
Till There Was You
A Swinin' Safari
All Alone Am I
Roses Are Red
Ramblin' Rose
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
This Can't Be Love
What Kind Of Fool Am I?
Is He The Only Man In The World?
That Happy Feeling

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