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Opiate d'Amour; Rebound / Jackie Gleason

Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Dutton Laboratories/Vocalion   Catalog #: 5215  
Composer:  Jackie Gleason
Conductor:  Jackie Gleason
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jackie Gleason Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In addition to a brilliant career as a comedian, actor, and musician, not to mention adventurous driver for the Gotham Bus Company, "The Great One" as he was known, was also a gifted arranger and composer. Jackie Gleason's splendid orchestral arrangements are found in this compilation of two of his albums. This is definitely melodious light music, and "how sweet it is". - ArkivMusic

Opiate d’Amour
The original LP SW 1315 (1960) STEREO
Caress (Gleason)
When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan)
Casa d’Amor (Gleason)
The Song is Ended (Berlin; Loehner)
Pale Blues (Gleason)
You’ve Changed (Fischer; Carey)
Melancholy Serenade (Gleason)
Read more (Kern; Harbach)
Pink Lace (Gleason; Gallop)
She’s Funny that Way (Moret; Whiting)
The Girl (“Tawny”) (Gleason; Coben)
It’s All Right with Me (Porter)

Featured soloists: Lawrence Brown (trombone), Al Caiola (guitar), Romeo Penque (oboe d’amore), Andrew Fitzgerald (bass flute), Bernie Leighton (piano)

The original LP SW 1075 (1959) STEREO
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me (Ellington; Russell)
Satin Doll (Ellington; Strayhorn; Mercer)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Waller; Brooks; Razaf)
Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You) (Ruby; Kalmar)
Long Before I Knew You (Styne; Comden; Green)
You Oughta be in Pictures (Suesse; Heyman)
I’m Making Believe (Gordon; Monaco)
All the Things You Are (Kern; Hammerstein)
Without Love (Henderson; Brown; De Sylva)
All This and Heaven Too (Van Heusen; DeLange)
Close Your Eyes (Petkere)
You Stepped Out of a Dream (Brown; Kahn)
More than You Know (Youmans; Rose; Eliscu)
I Must Have that Man (McHugh; Fields)
I Just Couldn’t Take it Baby (Nichols; Holiner)

Featured soloists: Romeo Penque (oboe d’amore), Bernie Leighton (piano) Read less

Works on This Recording

Melancholy Serenade by Jackie Gleason
Conductor:  Jackie Gleason
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jackie Gleason Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

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