Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Joanie Sommers - Sommers' Seasons (1963)

With a name like Joanie Sommers, it was probably inevitable that the singer would record a seasonal album sooner or later, and this Stan Applebaum-arranged session is it. And while Sommer's Season is better than its hokey concept might suggest, it isn't much better: the material is painfully obvious, and for all of Sommers' charms, there's little she can do with familiar retreads like "April in Paris," "Summertime," and "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Applebaum's wan arrangements aren't much help, his jazzy backdrops afford Sommers a fair amount of space in which to operate, but the line between subtle and dull is a fine one.


Everyone who knows the blog "Old Melodies" or earlier "Wings of Dream" for many years,knows that there are large archives of music here since 2007 ... 98% of the links up to 2015 are dead. I will gradually be engaged in their recovery. This takes a very long time, so the answers to requests will be minimal and in no way will be accepted from anonymous users. I spend a very long time on my uploads. Please,find a couple of seconds to sign your comment or message. I hope for understanding...