Frank D'Rone Sings + After the Ball (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Mercury SR 60064
    Mercury SR 60064
  • Mercury SR 60246
    Mercury SR 60246
  • Frank D'Rone
    Frank D'Rone

Frank D'Rone

Frank D'Rone Sings + After the Ball (2 LP on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Records

Frank D'Rone (vcl), Bill Russo (arr, cond), BIlly May (arr), Benny Carter (cond), Conrad Gozzo, Joe Triscari, Don Fagerquist (tp), Milt Bernhart, Murray McEachern, Hoyt Bohanon (tb), Buddy Collette, Bud Shank (fl, as), Jules Jacob, Justin Gordon (ts), Chuck Gentry (bs), Dick Marx, Jimmy Rowles (p), Barney Kessel, Bobby Gibbons (g), Red Mitchell, Red Callender (b), Shelly Manne, Stan Levey (d)

Reference: FSR V201 CD

Bar code: 8427328642019

The Best Voices Time Forgot
Collectible Albums by Top Male Vocalists

· Collector's Edition
· 2 Original LPs on 1 CD
· Original Cover Art, Liner Notes
· Complete Personnel Details
· Stereo Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit

Frank D’Rone (1932-2013) was no doubt the best in the second generation of singers that were influenced by Frank Sinatra. To be clear, one Frank does not sound like the other: even though D’Rone sang in the general area clarified by Sinatra’s pioneering style, he was very much his own man, both in style and selection of material. He wasn’t trite, and never trusted wornout favorites to conquer an audience. The proof’s in the pudding as they say, with the excellent choice of tunes included in his debut album “Sings”. His articulation, feeling, understanding and delivery of lyrical meaning is first class, in any of the three different settings he chose for his first album.

Accompanied alternatively by a swinging band, a lush brass orchestra, or a small group, his vocal ability is equally at home in ballads and up-tunes. The result is pure D’Rone. Frank’s second album, “After the Ball”, is full of energy. Clean, cheerful, sometimes witty, and with the swinging arrangements of Billy May, and the orchestral direction of Benny Carter, Frank’s magnificent voice flows along, betraying his enjoyment in singing and swinging. It is no surprise that the first time Nat King Cole heard him, he exclaimed: “This guy is really something!”

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Total time: 53:47 min.

Album details

Tracks #1-11, from the album “Frank D’Rone Sings” (Mercury SR 60064)
Tracks #12-23, from the album “After the Ball” (Mercury SR 60246)

Frank D'Rone, vocals in all tracks

Personnel on "Frank D'Rone Sings":
Tracks #1,3 & 6: Septet Arranged by Dick Marx
Trumpet, bass trumpet, tenor sax, baritone sax, piano, bass, drums.
Tracks #2,5 & 8: Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Bill Russo
Five trombones; Kenny Soderblom, oboe; guitar; John Frigo, bass; drums.
Recorded at Universal Recording Co. Studio A, Chicago, February 1959
Tracks #4,7,9,10 & 11: Quintet
Bud Shank, flute and alto sax; Barney Kessel, guitar; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
Recorded at United Recorders, Hollywood, March 1959

Personnel on "After the Ball":
Orchestra Arranged by Billy May and Conducted by Benny Carter
Collective personnel includes: Conrad Gozzo, Joe Triscari, Don Fagerquist, trumpets; Milt Bernhart, Murray McEachern, Hoyt Bohanon, trombones; Buddy Collette, alto sax; Jules Jacob, Justin Gordon, tenor saxes; Chuck Gentry, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Bobby Gibbons, guitar; Red Callender, bass; Irv Cottler & Stan Levey, drums.
Recorded at United Recorders, Hollywood, February 8,9 & 10, 1960

Original recordings produced by Jack Tracy, Pete Rugolo & Nat Goodman
This CD release produced by Jordi Pujol

Stereo • 24-Bit Digitally Remastered

$12.46  (tax incl.)

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