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Sergio Franchi Exciting Voice of Sergio Franchi / Live At The Cocoanut Grove (2-CD)

Exciting Voice of Sergio Franchi / Live At The
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  COL 2851

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album #1: RCA LSP 2943 (1964)
  • Original Album #2: RCA LSP 3310 (1965)

Description by OLDIES.com:

On "Exciting Voice Of...," Italian-born singer Sergio Franchi sings some of the most appealing of the popular love ballads against a background of excitingly full and colorful orchestral arrangements. "Live" was recorded at the Cocoanut Grove in the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, and includes such highlights as Cole Porter's "In The Still Of The Night" and Victor Young's "Stella By Starlight."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  • 2.More (Theme From "Mondo Cane")
  • 3.Passione
  • 4.Tenderly
  • 5.And This Is My Beloved
  • 6.No Arms Can Ever Hold You
  • 7.Mala Femmena
  • 8.Star Dust
  • 9.I Have Dreamed
  • 10.Ebb Tide
  • 11.It Only Takes A Moment
  • 12.You'll Never Walk Alone

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Introduction And Opening Medley: This Is All I Ask / Summertime In Venice / And This Is My Beloved / The Sound Of Music Just Say I Love Her (Dicitencello Vuie)
  • 2.Just Say I Love Her (Dicitencello Vuie)
  • 3.A Woman In Love
  • 4.Quando-Quando-Quando
  • 5.Stella By Starlight
  • 6.Hootenanny Medley: Non Dimenticar / Shenandoah / Ay Maria
  • 7.The Gypsies (Les Gitans)
  • 8.I Wish You Love (Que Reste-T-Il De Nos Amours?)
  • 9.In The Still Of The Night Clair De Lune (Background Music)
  • 10.E Lucevan Le Stelle (Aria From "Tosca")
  • 11.Chicago
  • 12.I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  • 13.Core 'Ngrato

Product Description:

2 LPs on 2 CDs: THE EXCITING VOICE OF SERGIO FRANCHI (1964)/LIVE AT THE COCONUT GROVE (1965).
Personnel includes: Sergio Franchi (vocals); Stan Applebaum (arranger, conductor); Freddy Martin Orchestra.
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York, New York and live at the Cocoanut GRove, Los Angeles, California. Originally released on RCA Records.
This Collectables two-fer packages two of Sergio Franchi's best LPs from the mid-'60s: 1964's The Exciting Voice of Sergio Franchi with 1965's Live at the Cocoanut Groove. He of the powerful, majestic Italian tenor certainly wasn't a '60s-style swinger to match Frank Sinatra or even Dean Martin, but Franchi was among the best then practicing the old-world style of classic songs given overwhelming performances. Neither of the two LPs here are studio dates; The Exciting Voice was recorded at Webster Hall, but apparently in a closed session, while Live at the Cocoanut Groove ostensibly recorded for posterity the Franchi floor show at Los Angeles' most opulent club of the '60s. ~ John Bush

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  • Sales Rank: 12,761
  • UPC: 090431285121
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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