- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
As one of the original members of Jay & The Americans and the musical coordinator for such classic films as Animal House, Hairspray and Eddie & The Cruisers, Kenny Vance has already left his indelible mark on modern pop music. The Planotones have appeared with the likes of Jay Leno, Connie Francis and Rita Rudner in such establishments as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Caesar's Palace and the MGM Grand. This modern Doo Wop classic contains such gems as "Your Way," "I'm So Happy," "This Magic Moment" and the original "Looking For An Echo."
- 1.Your Way
- 2.He Will Break Your Heart
- 3.Looking For An Echo (Original)
- 4.I'm So Happy
- 5.This Magic Moment
- 6.This I Swear
- 7.Walking Along / Church Bells May Ring
- 8.Some Kind Of Wonderful
- 9.Hey Senorita
- 10.I Want To (Do Everything For You)
- 11.I Only Have Eyes For You
- 12.Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh
- 14.Trickle Trickle
- 15.Looking For An Echo
Kenny Vance & The Planotones: Kenny Vance, Murray Weinstock, Garry Bonner, Angel Risoff.
Kenny Vance, who began with Jay & the Americans and has gone on to an extensive career supervising music in films, and his cohorts in the Planotones, each of them with a lengthy list of music business credits, perform doo wop music as a sideline and a labor of love. On this self-titled release, they re-create '50s and '60s standards like Jerry Butler's "He Will Break Your Heart," the Drifters' "Some Kind of Wonderful," and Jay & the Americans' "This Magic Moment," as well as originals such as Vance's autobiographical history of doo wop, "Looking for an Echo" (presented in both demo and full group versions). Kenny Vance & the Planotones emphasize the sweeter aspects of doo wop over its more exciting elements. If they have a flaw (in addition to the slight wear and tear in their middle-aged voices), it is in their extreme reverence for the music, which sometimes makes it seem a bit formal. But they clearly love what they do. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Kenny Vance and the Planotones
Music Lover: Ed Gunesch
Sharon, PA US
-- December, 11, 2008
One word sums it all up---------EXCELLENT
kenny vance & the planotones
Music Lover: Robert Lewis
Eastnorthport, NY US
-- July, 18, 2005
kenny vance and the planotones are the best.they sing with such harmony you will be blown away.this cd is pure gold.
Kenny Vance & The Planotones - Looking For An Echo
Music Lover: Joseph Maturo
-- February, 22, 2004
Visit www.planotones.com and you will be immediately thrilled with the signature sound of this very diverse singer with his talented group. His acapella renditions, remixed Doo Wop presentations, and Looking For An Echo will entertain you for years to come. Kenny Vance & The Planetones represent a group of extremely talented individuals who have collectively and singularly left their mark on oldies and newies in various avenues. Do yourself a favor and check them out.
- Sales Rank: 1,535
- UPC: 090431638521
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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