Frank De Vol

Frank De Vol: Collection 1945-60

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Frank De Vol

Title: Collection 1945-60
Label: Acrobat
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

This is the latest in Acrobat's series of 4-CD collections devoted to the work of the great arranger/conductors of the post-war era, who contributed so much to the recordings of the most successful vocalists of that era, as well as making noted orchestral recordings during the time when easy listening stereo albums were becoming popular. Frank de Vol, born in 1911 and the son of an orchestra leader, learnt violin and was doing arrangements to a professional standard by the time he was 16 for the Horace Heidt and Alvino Rey orchestras of which he was a member. He joined Capitol Records, where he worked with Peggy Lee, Margaret Whiting, Kay Starr, Mel Torme, Gordon McRae and Nat King Cole, for whom he did the haunting arrangement of his No. 1 hit "Nature Boy". He moved to RCA, where he worked with Dinah Shore, before joining Columbia Records, where he did arrangements for Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford, The Four Lads and Tony Bennett, as well as making some innovative orchestral concept albums on his own account. He also arranged jazz-oriented material for Verve, working with Ella Fitzgerald and J.J. Johnson, before moving on to work in TV and film music, as well as becoming a TV actor in his own right. This collection provides an entertaining overview of his core career in popular music, and as always gives a fascinating insight into the contribution which arrangers made to some landmark recordings. Like the previous anthologies in this series, this great-value 106-track 4-CD set has been researched and compiled by former showbiz journalist and photographer Geoff Wilding, who has also contributed substantial booklet notes

Tracks:
1.1 I Wish I Could Tell You - Skip Farrell/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.2 Casey - Various Performers
1.3 Josephine Don't Ring on the Bell - Jerry Colonna/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.4 There's a Small Hotel - Ella Logan/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.5 It's a Long Way to Tipperary - Ella Logan/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.6 A Nightingale Can Sing the Blues - Peggy Lee/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.7 Time After Time - Margaret Whiting/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.8 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart - June Christy/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.9 If I Should Lose You - June Christy/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.10 Farewell Blues - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.11 There'll Be Some Changes Made - Peggy Lee/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.12 There's a Train Out of Dreamland - Nat King Cole/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.13 Brahms' Lullaby - Nat King Cole/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.14 Nature Boy - Nat King Cole/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.15 Serutan Yob - Various Performers
1.16 Pass the Peace Pipe - Various Performers
1.17 Ja Da/Ten Cats and a Mouse - Peggy Lee
1.18 Pardon Me Pretty Baby - Bobby Sherwood/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.19 Forever Amber - Bobby Sherwood/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.20 Coca Roca - Jack Smith/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.21 Senora - Jack Smith/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.22 The Teddy Bears' Picnic - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.23 Give Me a Song with a Beautiful Melody - Jack Carson/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
1.24 Sunflower - Various Performers
1.25 Ballin' the Jack - Various Performers
1.26 Take Me Back - Various Performers
2.1 Poor Papa - Kay Starr/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.2 The Four Winds and the Seven Seas - Mel Torme/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.3 It's Too Late Now - Mel Torme/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.4 I Said My Pyjamas - Margaret Whiting/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.5 Hoop de Doo - Kay Starr/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.6 Mississippi - Kay Starr/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.7 You Dyed Your Hair Chartreuse - Various Performers
2.8 Honky Tonk Ten Cent Dance - Various Performers
2.9 Teardrops from My Eyes - Helen O'Connell
2.10 I Wake Up Smiling After Dreaming of You - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.11 Silver Moon - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.12 When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.13 Wonderful One - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.14 I'll See You Again - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.15 In a Little Spanish Town - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.16 The Shadow Waltz - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.17 Mississippi - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.18 Southwest Territory - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.19 Lotta Pizzicato - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.20 Street in Manhattan - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.21 Wait for Me - Gordon MacRae/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.22 Hi Lilli Hi Lo - Dinah Shore/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.23 Keep It a Secret - Dinah Shore/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.24 I Don't Want to Walk Without You - Gordon MacRae/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.25 Just a Gigolo - Jaye P. Morgan/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
2.26 Sway - Bob Carroll/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.1 Baby Don't Do It - Jaye P. Morgan/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.2 I Concentrate on You - Dinah Shore/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.3 Que Sera Sera - Doris Day/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.4 Stranger in Paradise - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.5 Moments to Remember - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.6 My Heart Cries for You - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.7 You Belong to Me - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.8 Jezebel - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.9 The Yellow Rose of Texas - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.10 Que Sera Sera - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.11 You Can't Lose the Blues with Colours (Us Version) - Rosemary Clooney/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.12 You Can't Lose the Blues with Colours (UK Version) - Rosemary Clooney/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.13 Tonight - Rosemary Clooney/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.14 Love and Affection - Rosemary Clooney/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.15 So Rare - Ella Fitzgerald/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.16 Bing Bang Bong - Sophia Loren/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.17 Almost in Your Arms - Sophia Loren/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.18 Hooray for Hollywood - Doris Day/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.19 Cheek to Cheek - Doris Day/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.20 Teacher's Pet - Doris Day/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.21 Surprise - Rosemary Clooney/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.22 You Ol' Son of a Gun - Rosemary Clooney/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.23 I Wonder - Rosemary Clooney/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.24 Stepping Out with My Baby - Doris Day/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.25 Sitting on Top of the World - Doris Day/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.26 Everybody Loves a Lover - Doris Day/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
3.27 The House on Haunted Hill - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.1 I Couldn't Care Less - Bing Crosby/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.2 Say One for Me - Bing Crosby/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.3 The Secret of Christmas - Bing Crosby/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.4 Just What I Wanted for Christmas - Bing Crosby/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.5 Together, Wherever We Go - the Four Lads/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.6 Got a Locket in My Pocket - the Four Lads/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.7 The Chosen Few - the Four Lads/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.8 The Real Thing - the Four Lads/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.9 Willow Weep for Me - Ella Logan/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.10 I'm Through with Love - Ella Logan/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.11 All Yours - Jo Stafford/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.12 It's Been So Long - Jo Stafford/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.13 Just Tell Me You Love Me - Jo Stafford/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.14 You're Starting to Get to Me - Jo Stafford/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.15 Pinetops Boogie - Jo Stafford/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.16 Unchained Melody - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.17 Love Letters - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.18 True Love - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.19 The Third Man Theme - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.20 Around the World - Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.21 Alone Together - Tony Bennett/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.22 It's Magic - Tony Bennett/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.23 This Is Always - Billy Storm/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.24 I've Come of Age - Billy Storm/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra
4.25 Lazy Bones - Various Performers
4.26 Get Out of Town - Various Performers
4.27 Christmas Island - Ella Logan/Frank de Vol ; His Orchestra

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