1. I've Never Been Anything (Wolf)
2. So It's Spring (Arnold - Wolf)
3. Apples on the Lilac Tree (Wolf - Landesman)
4. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (Wolf - Landesman)
5. It Isn't So Good It Couldn't Get Better (Wolf - Landesman)
6. Here's to Spring (Wolf)
7. You Smell So Good (Stone - Wolf)
8. A New Day, a New Life, a New Love (Wolf - Landesman)
9. My Gal Likes Me Like I Am (Arnold - Wolf)
10. She's in Love With the Boss (Wolf - Landesman)
11. From an Ancient Proverb (Wolf - Landesman)
12. Will Love Come Along Again? (Wolf - Landesman)
How this managed to elude certaine notorious record bootleggers all this time is anyone's guess. Maybe they just couldn't find a copy of the LP to re-master from. Well, I have one; but I wouldn't have loaned it to them even if they had asked, the moofoo gonifs. They did manage, however, to snag Wolf at Your Door, the first of two albums that Tommy recorded for Fraternity Records.
Singer-pianist-songwriter Wolf was discovered for the label by its part owner, Dick Noel. Yes! That Dick Noel. Here is a nice bio of Wolf that appears on his songwriting partner Fran Landesman's website. Liner photo (not shown) of Wolf was taken by my late friend Ted Williams.
Bass: Monty Budwig; drums: Shelly Manne. Guess this fantastic L.A. dream rhythm machine just happened to be in Chicago on Sept. 5 & 6, 1957 when this was recorded. And to think. . .I was still in junior high school when all this hipness was going down in Chi-town.. Didn't take me too long to catch up with it though, thanks to, among others, Charleston, WV radio jazz dee-jay Hugh McPherson. But I digress. . ..
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