19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2005
In the late forties, Buddy Clark was the biggest recording star in the country. He is all but forgotten today because his career was cut short by an airplane accident on October 1, 1949. He was 37.
For the Buddy Clark fan this collection is a worth celebrating because it avoids songs like "Linda", "I'll Dance At Your Wedding", "Ballerina" et. al. Fine songs but they have been done to death on every compilation ever released. The sound quality is also superb. It's obvious that SONY (formerly Columbia) transferred these recordings from the masters. Listening to the final track, a light hearted duet with Dinah Shore called "Nobody's Home At My House" is especially bittersweet in that it is the very last thing that Buddy ever recorded. Nineteen days later he was gone.
In an era of great singers, Buddy Clark was one of the greatest.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Crooner Buddy Clark sang with a number of orchestras - here he croons for Eddy Duchin, Xavier Cugat, Ray Noble and others. Initially he imitated Bing Crosby, although all too soon he shifted to copying Frank Sinatra's sound, which he did quite well. If you enjoy Sinatra's earliest work, when he was with the Dorsey band, and when he was on Capitol, then you might really like this collection of rare recordings from a fine, forgotten WWII-era vocalist. This disc spans from 1938 to 1949, when Clark perished in a plane accident. (DJ Joe Sixpack, Slipcue Music Guide)