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​(1994/Taragon) 12 tracks more

Steve Lawrence: The Best Of (CD)

​(1994/Taragon) 12 tracks

Article properties: Steve Lawrence: The Best Of (CD)

  • Interpret: Steve Lawrence

  • Album titlle: The Best Of (CD)

  • Year of publication 1994
  • Genre Pop

  • Label TARAGON

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0783785100225

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Lawrence, Steve - The Best Of (CD) CD 1
01 Pretty Blue Eyes Steve Lawrence
02 I Hear A Rhapsody Steve Lawrence
03 There'll Be Some Changes Made Steve Lawrence
04 Loving Is A Way Of Living Steve Lawrence
05 Somebody Else Is Taking My Place Steve Lawrence
06 Why, Why, Why Steve Lawrence
07 Footsteps Steve Lawrence
08 You're Everything Wonderful Steve Lawrence
09 (I Don't Care) Only Love Me Steve Lawrence
10 You're Nearer Steve Lawrence
11 You Don't Know Steve Lawrence
12 Come Back, Silly Girl Steve Lawrence
Steve Lawrence Party Doll Steve Lawrence is no Buddy Knox. In some respects, he's a... more
"Steve Lawrence"

Steve Lawrence

Party Doll

Steve Lawrence is no Buddy Knox. In some respects, he's a lot more. In other respects, he's a lot less. It's the latter problem we're concerned about here.

Like many of the finest rockabilly records, Party Doll was really a series of guitar solos set apart by some vocal stanzas. Knox's little four-piece group, The Rhythm Orchids, wasn't up to much, but they shone on Party Doll. You pushed them much beyond that and you'd see the holes in their game. Putting together a studio group of New York's A-team and telling them to play down like this, has the potential to reveal the holes in their game as well. Could they keep it to just three chords? Could Steve Lawrence (born Sidney Liebowitz) resist the urge to be a classy ballad singer and keep it to basic Texas rock 'n' roll? Here are the results.

Actually, they're surprisingly good. Knox's original version hit the charts on February 23, 1957, and Steve Lawrence was in the studio barely three weeks later on March 17th. There was no grass growing under the feet of the nice folks at Coral Records. Dick Jacobs Orchestra & Chorus masks the identity of a nucleus of credible musicians who listened to (or knew) the Knox original and kept their performances credible. The unnamed guitar player stays locked into Knox's solo for the first four bars and then lets it fly, revealing his skills extend beyond 3-chord rock 'n' roll. Steve Lawrence's vocal is surprisingly effective, even showing some bluesy edges (flatted thirds) when you might not expect to hear them. Only the cornball ending suggests that maybe these people didn't quite have their hearts in what they were doing.

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Tracklist
Lawrence, Steve - The Best Of (CD) CD 1
01 Pretty Blue Eyes
02 I Hear A Rhapsody
03 There'll Be Some Changes Made
04 Loving Is A Way Of Living
05 Somebody Else Is Taking My Place
06 Why, Why, Why
07 Footsteps
08 You're Everything Wonderful
09 (I Don't Care) Only Love Me
10 You're Nearer
11 You Don't Know
12 Come Back, Silly Girl