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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Perry Como: Another Listen

I've never been a fan of Perry Como.  He seems so....bland compared to say, Sinatra, Dino, Tony Bennett, Nat, etc..  Plus the songs he recorded that I've been asked to learn, well, I've HATED his versions or I've truly hated the song!

I must say though that Mr. Como has risen in my estimation. As I've been researching the "MM Collection" of sheet music, often the ONLY recorded versions I can find have been recorded guessed it: Perry Como.  So I've been "forced" to listen to him yet again.  His discography was impressive; his recordings vast. And he had a pleasant voice and sometimes he really hits the mark!

Now my new annoyance is a group called The Three Suns.  Gack.  Harmonica AND accordion AND bland vocals all combined.  If I listen to them too many times, the whole combo starts to bug me!  There are not a lot of their recordings that have been released onto CD.  But, yet again some of these really obscure songs I'm trying to find were covered by them, and seemingly only them....

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