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Richard Maltby Swingin' Down The Lane / Hello Young Lovers (with Bonus Tracks)

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2 Original LPs on 1 CD

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CD Details

  • Compilation Produced By: Jeff James
  • Tracks 25-26: Originally released as Columbia Records single 4-41452 in 1959
  • Tracks 27-28: Originally released as Columbia Records single 4-41506 in 1959
  • Tracks 29-30: Originally released as Columbia Records single 4-41392 in 1959
  • Track 31: Previously Unreleased
  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album #1: Columbia Records CS 8083 (1959)
  • Original Album #2: Columbia Records CS 8151 (1959)

Description by OLDIES.com:

Richard Maltby worked as an arranger for Paul Whiteman in the late 1930s before working for Benny Goodman - and writing his hit, "Six Flats Unfurnished." He formed his own band in the 1950s, and recorded several LPs, including these two he did for Columbia. During this time, he recorded for many different labels, and directed backings for Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Johnnie Ray, Vic Damone and Ethel Merman. Maltby later became Lawrence Welk's arranger and conductor.

Tracks:

  • 1.Swingin' Down The Lane
  • 2.Cheek To Cheek
  • 3.Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
  • 4.East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
  • 5.Love Is Here To Stay
  • 6.Spring Is Here
  • 7.So In Love
  • 8.I Married An Angel
  • 9.A Foggy Day
  • 10.Isn't It Romantic
  • 11.When I Fall In Love
  • 12.All The Things You Are
  • 13.There Will Never Be Another You
  • 14.You And The Night And The Music
  • 15.Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)
  • 16.The Touch Of Your Lips
  • 17.It's A Pity To Say Goodnight
  • 18.A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
  • 19.Hello, Young Lovers
  • 20.Let's Fall In Love
  • 21.The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful
  • 22.You Are My Lucky Star
  • 23.I'll Get By
  • 24.Stay As Sweet As You Are
  • 25.Morgen (One More Sunrise) (Bonus Track)
  • 26.Theme From "The FBI Story" (What Do I Care) (Bonus Track)
  • 27.At The Hop (Bonus Track)
  • 28.Quiet Cha Cha (Bonus Track)
  • 29.The Ballad Of Al Capone (Bonus Track)
  • 30.Don't Go Home (Bonus Track)
  • 31.Ain't She Sweet (Bonus Track)

Product Description:

2 LPs on 1 CD: HELLO YOUNG LOVERS (1959)/SWINGIN' DOWN THE LANE (1961).
Originally released on Columbia Records.
Recording information: 09/17/1958-07/26/1959.
After a career as a sideman and arranger during the swing era, Richard Maltby began leading his own band in the 1950s, retaining his swing sensibility. He enjoyed some success on RCA Victor's "X" and Vik labels in the mid-'50s, then in 1958 moved to Columbia Records, where he recorded two albums, Swingin' Down the Lane and Hello, Young Lovers, both released in 1959, and a few singles. The Columbia sojourn was not commercially fruitful, and he moved on to Roulette Records in 1960. Collectables here compiles the entire Columbia period on a single, discount-priced disc, presenting the two LPs, the six sides that made up the three non-LP singles, and one previously unreleased track, a version of "Ain't She Sweet." The albums, recorded in the fall of 1958 and the spring of 1959, run together well. Maltby addresses a series of interwar standards with a lightly swinging style, parceling out the melodies between the reeds and horns, and making special use of a xylophone either to double one of the sections or take a portion of the melody itself. His sound is unfailing pleasant, but, despite the superior fidelity, it's often difficult to believe one is listening to recordings of the late '50s, since the style is so consistent with the swing era. The singles find Maltby trying different approaches in search of a hit, either employing a chorus, giving his interpretation of the doo wop classic "At the Hop," or trying to jump on the cha cha bandwagon. The tracks illustrate how different a bandleader's albums and singles could be in the 1950s. ~ William Ruhlmann

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  • UPC: 090431750520
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