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Music 'Til Dawn

Bobby Hackett Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD
  • Label: Sony Special Products
  • Run Time: 62.23 minutes
  • ASIN: B000WLU5SY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,224 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like watching star-crossed lovers January 25, 2010
By DJ Rix
Bobby Hackett was the front man (& much more) for the famous early Jackie Gleason albums, enough to fill a four CD set. A facile cornet/trumpet player with a great tone, he could probably play ballad standards in his sleep, & most certainly could play them while inebriated.

When Bobby Hackett was prohibited by his contract with Capitol from recording lush orchestral albums for any other label, he went into the studio for Columbia & made two LPs - Dream Awhile (1960) & The Most Beautiful Horn in the World (1961) - with a small combo including piano, bass, guitar, & Wurlitzer theater organ played by a guy named Johnny Seng. Seng provided the "strings." Both LPs are on "Music 'Til Dawn." The result was a strangely ethereal imitation of Jackie Gleason. You're not sure at first what you're hearing. Listening to this music is like watching star-crossed lovers dancing at 3 am in a large, empty ballroom. Cheesy in its way, yet almost unbearably sad, but for the wonderful horn sailing effortlessly over it all.

I recommend this more to Wurlitzer aficionados for Johnny Seng's lovely playing. If you're interested in Bobby, you should first check out his solo recordings for Capitol & the Gleason albums.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful Musicianship February 19, 2011
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This is a sad, beautiful & poiniant piece of music, unlike anything I've ever heard! It is the ultimate in lush, romantic ballads.
Everyone involved in this work outdid themselves. From Mitch Miller to Glenn Osser, this certainly reflects the best studio musicians that Columbia Music had. Bobby Hackett is flawless in his performance, as usual, but the harmony and backup work is beautiful to give each of these old songs a unique sound and flavor all their own. If your a lover of the sad, romantic ballads of love lost, this is for you. You will experience a sound unlike any other you have ever heard. I love Bobby Hackett's horn, and have for many years, but the backup work, particularly, the organ is just heavenly.
One of the favorite recordings I have in my collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars dreamy, baby, dreamy December 21, 2010
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this is sorta like jackie gleason "make-out" music but with wurlitzers instead of a studio symphony orchestra. when i listen to this CD i just close my eyes and float on the tsunami of sound from the big organ. my only quibble is that they didn't use any larger pipes than the 8-footers. the sound quality of this CD is leagues better than the old columbia LP that i had been listening to for decades before the purchase of this CD. the lion's share of the [master tape?] hiss is gone [in addition to no LP surface noise!], revealing for the first time the wind chest rush and hall rumble of the organ.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rare Bobby Hackett March 29, 2014
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Something a little different, but very enjoyable. Might be a little hard to come by in the future. Glad I purchased it.
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