Chorus vocals and jazzy orchestrations – a real standout from the classic HiFi years at RCA, and the kind of a set that makes us say "Mmmmm . . . Nice!" The record's the only one we've ever seen by Bob Thompson
, but it's a real doozy – a set that blends together mostly female voices, and a few male ones – in a style that really gets past the older, sleeper "with voices" style of the 50s – and hints at some great uses of the format to come later on in the 60s! The tracks are tight and often upbeat, and Thompson
's orchestrations have some great standout touches on horns, vibes, and other instruments – creating a lively interplay that's really bright and groovy, but not nearly as "dynamic for dynamic's sake" as some of the other RCA records of the time. Titles include "Playboy", "Mmm Nice", "While We're Young", "Do It Again", "Hello Young Lovers", "The Best Thing For You", and "The Song Is You".
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Top seam has some minor splitting.)