- Released: April 19, 2005
- Label: Audiophile
Julius La Rosa is one of those singers whose appreciation for a song's lyrics and meaning harks back to the Golden Years of Frank Sinatra. The Brooklyn native got his start as a singer in 1951 under the ravenous wings of Arthur Godfrey. Well into his seventies, La Rosa continued to sing a repertoire of songs by the likes of Sammy Cahn, Johnny Mercer, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart, and Cole Porter. This 23 track CD features material from three sessions backed by Loonis McGlohon's combos: The first session was recorded Feb. 22-23rd, 1984; the second session was in 1987, and the third in 1988. Here, he performs songs by Stevie Wonder, Leon Russell, Irving Berlin, Carole King and others. Features 11 never before released tracks.