Art Van Damme
Accordion Ala Mode / A Perfect Match
Collectables Jazz Classics (series)
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Columbia CL-1563 (1961)
- Original Album #2: Columbia CL-2013 (1962)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Art Van Damme is universally recognized as the father of jazz accordion and an inspiration to a new generation of accordion players and fans. Highlights on these two rare Columbia albums include "A La Mode," Rodgers & Hart's "Spring Is Here" and Irving Berlin's "The Best Thing For You." "A Perfect Match" features Johnny Smith on guitar.
- 1.À La Mode
- 2.You Stepped Out Of A Dream
- 3.That Old Feeling
- 4.Sweet And Lovely
- 5.How About You
- 6.I'm Shooting High
- 7.You Were Meant For Me
- 9.On Green Dolphin Street
- 10.Just You, Just Me
- 12.Star Eyes
- 13.Bye Bye Blackbird
- 14.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
- 16.Gone With The Wind
- 17.Valse Hot
- 18.The Best Thing For You
- 19.Satan's Doll
- 21.Spring Is Here
- 24.Nicollet Avenue Breakdown
2 LPs in 1 CD: ACCORDION ALA MODE (1960)/A PERFECT MATCH (1962).
ACCORDION ALA MODE:
Personnel includes: Art Van Damme.
Originally released in 1961 on Columbia Records CS 8363.
A PERFECT MATCH:
Personnel includes: Art Van Damme Quintet; Johnny Smith (guitar).
Originally released in 1963 on Columbia Records CS 8813.
Personnel: Art Van Damme (accordion); Johnny Smith (guitar).
Liner Note Author: Al Fichera.
The combination of these Art Van Damme albums, Accordion … la Mode and A Perfect Match, provide pleasant interpretations of pop-jazz standards with the accordion as the featured instrument. The familiar melodies of "On Green Dolphin Street," "Poinciana," and "Bye Bye Blackbird" hold up exceptionally well. These LPs were originally released on Columbia Records in the early '60s and had been out of print until Collectables reissued them in 2000. ~ Al Campbell
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Accordion Ala Mode/ A perfect Match Music Lover: Michael Verban from New Berlin, WI US -- November, 17, 2006
Outstanding Art Van Damme CD. Great song collection and extremely well done...Recommend to all fans of Van Damme and Accordion Music...
- Sales Rank: 14,241
- UPC: 090431663325
- Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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