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Reviewers: Don Mather, Dick Stafford, Marc Bridle, John Eyles, Ian Lace, Colin Clarke

Dinah Shore
RCA 100 Years of Music 07863 69392-2
  1. Yes, My Darling Daughter
  2. Jim
  3. I'll Walk Alone
  4. I Don't want to Walk without You
  5. Blues in the Night
  6. Personality
  7. Skylark
  8. You'd be so Nice to Come Home To
  9. Dearly Beloved
  10. Candy
  11. Along the Navajo Trail
  12. Sleigh Ride in July
  13. Miss You
  14. 'Murder he Says'


Dinah Shore would be the American equivalent of Dame Vera Lynn; both ladies entertained the troops and became forces favourites. These recordings were made between 40 and 45, the wartime period. Recently whilst reviewing a Rosemary Clooney record, I said that she was not a jazz singer, but she had the feel of a jazz singer about her work. For those people who don't like that jazz feel and there are plenty, then Dinah shore is the singer for you.

The songs are all quality tunes written by the master craftsmen of the Great American SongBook, so there is no problem there. It is all really a matter of taste, I prefer Rosemary Clooney's RCA release, but I have no doubt others will prefer this one.

Don Mather

 Don Mather is a Saxophone Player and Bandleader based in Coventry


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