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Friday, April 19, 2024

Lovin' Is Livin' - Marian Montgomery


I'm Falling For You

Lovin' Is Livin' And Livin' Is Lovin'
Marian Montgomery
Musical Direction: David Cavanaugh
Produced by Bill Miller and David Cavanaugh
Cover Photo: Capitol Records Studio / George Jerman
Recording was done in Capitol's Studio A in Hollywood, on August 20, 21, and 24, 1964.
Engineers: Hugh Davies and Peter Abbott
Capitol Records ST 2185

From the back cover: There are blues songs that are beautiful to hear, and sad love songs that touch the heart. But the songs of love at its happy best – those wonderful moments when love colors up the whole world in shades of April green and sunshine yellow. Those are the moments Marian Montgomery celebrates and those are the songs she joyfully sings in this album.

Marian is newly in the midst of a love affair with the nation's top critics, deejays and an ever-expanding listening public, who proudly proclaim her virtues to everyone who will listen. Consider, for instance, Marian's vocal treatment of eleven great tunes in this album. She galvanizes them with an unanalyzable mixture of sheer energy, total comprehension and sizzling vocal magic. There's a rich new huskiness in her voice, and the polish and control of absolutely assured professionalism in her style.

Since her rise to stardom, Marian has been kept constantly busy playing the top clubs across the country, guesting on television variety shows and collecting raves from the critics. This is her third sensational album. With it she takes the final giant step into the front rank, the big time, and the major league. Lovin' Is Livin' And Livin' Is Lovin' and listening to Marian Montgomery is livin' and lovin' every minute of it, in the swingin'est kind of way.

Also from the back cover: David Cavanaugh's unremittingly swinging backings for this album highlight bass trumpet (and sometimes euphonium or trombone) with tenor sax, set off against jazz organ, guitars, bass and drums. For the recording of Cy Coleman and Joseph Allen McCarthy's song "Love Is An Old Maid's Dream," the sensational pianist-composer Cy Coleman himself was in the studio and played piano on the track. He is also heard in "There! I've Said It Again." Other top musicians who figured in the sessions were Dave Wells, on bass trumpet and euphonium; Milt Bernhart on trombone; Plas Johnson on tenor sax; Jack Marshall and Bob Bain on guitars; Chuck Berghofer on bass; Earl Palmer alternating with Stan Levy on drums; and Francisco Aguabella alternating with Sammy Goldstein on Latin drums. 

Teach Me Tonight
Just A Dream
There! I've Said It Again
The Moment Of Truth
Lovin' Is Livin'
I Still Get Jealous
Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey
I Wanna Be Loved
I'm Falling For You
Do It Again
Love Is An Old Maid's Dream

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