Monday, October 6, 2014
Marilyn Maye Meet marvelous Marilyn Maye RCA/Victor 1965
This is Marilyn Maye's debut for RCA. TV personality and the guy who discovered Maye pens the back cover and gushes on and on about her greatness. The LP actually boosts some talented arrangers drawing both from Don Costa and Manny Albam, but all in all, just really pop vocal tracks with a singer that has a background more in theater than jazz.
The theatrical value of her voice and the arrangements on this LP give it a very big showbiz sound. Highlights include the uptempo "Get Me To the Church on Time," the simple bass line vocal pairing of "Washington Square" until it gets full-blown, her rendition of "Take Five" is fun, outside of that, many ballads, nothing that stands out too much or has become the definitive version of a song.
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