Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Frankie Laine R.I.P.

I suppose Laine is not at the top of the list of many devotees of jazz-based vocalizing, but he has always been on my roster of all-time all-times. Especially for the 1940s tracks produced by Norman Granz, the two albums with Michel Legrand, and the Buck Clayton Jazz Spectacular. But the cornball in me just loves beyond measure this all-stops-out production number (from "Ragtime") recorded when Laine was 83!

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