Nat Shilkret's Victor Orchestra - Kiss Me With Your Eyes

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Shilkret was a child prodigy, touring the country with the New York Boys' Orchestra from 7 to 13 as their clarinet soloist. From his late teens to mid-twenties he was a clarinetist the New York Philharmonic, the New York Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra, the Russian Symphony Orchestra, Victor Herbert's Orchestra a.o. He was also a rehearsal pianist for Walter Damrosch, playing for stars that included dancer Isadora Duncan. He joined the Foreign Department of the Victor Talking Machine Cy around 1915, and soon was made manager of the department. In 1926 he became "director of light music." He made 1000s of recordings, This lovely record was made in 1930. Vocal by Harold 'Scrappy' Lambert.

6 commentaires

Thanks a lot Genia! Scrappy was a genious in ballads indeed and he's delivering such a heartfelt vocal isn't he. As ever, Shilkret is just as great in his orchestration. I'm delighted you loved this sweet romantic song!
Par kspm0220s il y a 2 ans
DREAMY!
ROMANTIC!
WONDERFUL! Love the orchestration and those violins.....I love the vocal...Scrappy is SCRUMPTIOUS!
He was great on these romantic songs....Millions of Sparkling Romantic STARS.
Merci
Par Genia il y a 2 ans
Never out of work, Jack and probably so because they never delivered bad work.
Par kspm0220s il y a 2 ans
Nat and Scrappy. Two guys that were never out of work back then.
Par Boston Blackie il y a 2 ans
Thank you and you are so right, both the orchestra and Scrappy Lambert are offering a superb interpretation of this lovely song.
Par kspm0220s il y a 2 ans