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Weekly Vinyl – All Star

25 Jul

All Star Festival
Various
(1963)
SONY DSC
This is a strange album. It was released by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.
There is an introduction written by Yul Brynner and a paragraph or two about every song.
However it is all in German and my German is limited to ordering beer in Munich, Frankfurt or Berlin. Bitte…
There are some great artists here: Louis Armstrong, Maurice Chevalier, Nat “King,” Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahila Jackson, Nana Mouskouri, Patti Page, Edith Piaf, Luis Alberto, Anne Shelton and Caterina Valente.
Like all compilation albums there are hits and misses. I like Greensleeves but the version here makes me instinctively look for a remote to hit the ‘next’ button. Alas, vinyl records do not work that way. So I suffer for a few minutes. The same can be said for a few other songs here as well.
But there are a couple great gems here. It is worth a listen.