The great orchestra leader of the '40s, Vaughn Monroe, was one of the Big Band era's most popular vocalists who blazed a trail of enormous success. This collections of 16 classics from 1958 includes four non-LP bonus tracks.
1.Riders In The Sky
3.Cape Cod Clambake
4.There I've Said It Again
5.You Were Meant For Me
7.Take It, Jackson
8.Racing With The Moon
10.Something Sentimental / Blue Moon / Let's Have A Cigarette Together
11.Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
13.Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots
14.Don't Go To Strangers
15.In The Middle Of The House
16.The Battle Of New Orleans
2 LPs on 1 CD: THERE I SING (1958)/SWING IT AGAIN (1958).
Includes original release liner notes.
Vaughn Monroe's 1958 album There I Sing, Swing It Again begins with his 1949 hit version of "Riders in the Sky" that the original liner notes say is a re-recording. Either the notes are wrong or later reissues replaced the re-recording with the original, because the CD has the 1949 recording. The other songs are remakes of songs Monroe originally recorded in the '40s, about one-third of which are instrumental. Bonus tracks on some reissues include Monroe's last four hits from 1955-1959, including his most notorious recording, Leiber & Stoller's "Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots," performed not as a rock & roll song but as a bizarre piece of orchestral pop. Also of note is Monroe's competing version of "The Battle of New Orleans," but most buyers would be better served by a simple greatest-hits anthology. ~ Greg Adams