Track Listing. Nevertheless I'm in Love with You. Patti Page. Out of Nowhere. The Lady Is a Tramp. The Thrill Is Gone. A Foggy Day. Mountain Greenery. I've Got My Eyes on You. Cole Porter. My Kind of Love. I Didn't Know About You. My Sin. But "In The Land of Hi-Fi" and her other two jazz albums demonstrate she was, indeed, much more than a lady who could turn out hit records as fast as you could turn out pancakes.
With June Christy's arranger, Pete Rugolo, overseeing the orchestrations, Album), Patti Page turns out to be a nimble, persuasive, inventive and witty artist who can navigate the most tricky musical map. This album is warm, entertaining, surprising and short barely a half hour and certainly has stood the test of time. If you'd never heard "Doggie In The Window" you'd think this is one of the great jazz singers.
By the way, the musicians who worked on these dates were surprised to find Patti Page a very LP lady, extremely pleasant to work with and very up on what she needed to do here--plus she wore eyeglasses and smoked!
Patti was crooning in a sultry jazz style long before she made the Hit Parade with a string of million selling singles. When Pete Rugolo took Patti into the studio in and recorded this collection, he did the music world a favor. And he did Patti Page fans an even bigger favor. These arrangements and vocals are 46 years old!!!!!! They sound as up to date today as they did when recorded. A good recording will always stand the test of time. Every one of these songs seems to have been written for Patti.
We in the states are not yet lucky enough to have those released on CD although they are available on a Japanese import. If you are expecting an Ella or Sarah rendition of these songs, you will find them on other CDs.
No one has or apparently ever will sing like Patti. Well, despite the carpings of a couple of other reviewers below, if you love classic vocals, you'll dig this CD. No, Patti Page will never be mistaken for Billie or Ella, but that's not really the point. This record ranks up there with some of the best work of '50s pop singers like Doris Day and Keely Smith A lost gem. I've seen Patti Page recently on PBS, where she and Margaret Whiting did a tribute to Johnny Mercer, Whiting was great she's a pop singer that can easily make a succsessful crossover from pop-singer to jazz singerPage on the other hand couldn't swing unfortionately if you hung her her tribute ended up an insult to Mercer.
It's not that this effort by Page wasn't sincere. In fact Pete Rugalo was assigned to make the arrangements for this album, Rugalo was jazz singer June Christy's favorite arranger. However Page is no Christy. The results are disasterous. The LP would have been better as an instrumental for Rugalo's innovative orchestra, and this lp would be listenable without Page's clumsy phrasing, and lack of sense of swing.
Not to mention that she sounds as though she doesn't mean a word of anything she is ever singing no feeling what so ever, though I wouldn't go as far as saying she's as bad as Barbara Streisand. Stay away from this if you like 50's jazz vocal, or respect jazz or LP in the least, go buy a June Christy CD instead. Also stay away from Teresa Brewer, and Joni James.
Patti Page "The Tennessee Waltz Gal" should never have attemted to record a jazz vocal album, for one she lacks the individuality that it takes to be a jazz singer, number two how can anyone take seriously a singer who sings "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window. Even though Pete Rugalo the talented jazz vocalist June Christy's regular arrangerwho arranged this album, tried to make Miss Page sound listenable, it just didn't work out.
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