Friday, January 12, 2007

Yvonne

It took me a little while to get this up for you, but as promised, here is Yvonne De Carlo Sings (Masterseal 33-1869/1870, 1957), Orchestra Conducted By John Towner. I found the record the same night I mentioned it, but it took me these few days to get it recorded and scanned in. Hopefully you'll think the wait was worth it. Yvonne seems to be a competent singer, and she certainly doesn't veer towards the Golden Throats category. She sort of reminds me of Julie London a little bit, but she's not as good, in my humble opinion. I wonder if this wasn't originally intended to be a theme album about the blues, since five of the ten tracks have the word 'blue' in the title (and a sixth is Mood Indigo). I have to admit that my entire experience with Yvonne De Carlo was through The Munsters. I don't think I ever saw her in any of those movies they're showing clips of on TV now. And I'm pretty sure I never played this LP prior to her death. I can remember finding it, though, over ten years ago at a giant rummage sale held by some ladies auxiliary or something at The Lakeland Center. I don't know why I never played it... Don't make that same mistake. Download it and give it a spin! Rest in peace, Ms. De Carlo.

Now, who has a copy of her 45 on Capitol with Nelson Riddle???

5 comments:

CaptainOT said...

Back in the early 1970s, Stephen Sondheim was looking for someone to take over Elaine Strich's role in his landmark Broadway musical "Follies".

Guess who got the job? DeCarlo was a smash, the talk of Broadway, and revitalized ticket sales. This is quite common now but back then, it was unheard of! RIP Yvonne...


Thanks for posting this Ernie!

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to be greedy - okay I do - but why only 96 kbps? Variable Bit Rate (VBR) files would be ideal. Sincere appreciation for your effort regardless!

Ernie said...

It's 96 kbps in mono, which would be 192 in stereo, I don't think that's too bad. I don't think I do the best transfers anyway, and the vinyl is crackly. Just give it a listen and see...

brainwerk said...

Thanks ernie! You are the MAN!

Unknown said...

Thank you! (I used one of the songs here)