Think what you want about Dinah Shore
, she could serve up some pretty great vocals at her best moments – and this album is definitely one of those moments! The style here is laidback and late nite – with Dinah
singing alongside backing from the trio of Andre Previn on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Capp on drums – all working in an easygoing mode that comes across with a great small club feel. Previn's piano is especially nice – filled with light flourishes that illuminate the tunes nicely, but in a subtle way that's never too over the top – and usually touched with just a hint of sadness to fit the mood of the songs. Titles include "April In Paris", "Then I'll Be Tired Of You", "The Man I Love", "That Old Feeling", "It Had To Be You", "I'll Be Seeing You", and "If I Had You". Next up is more magic from Dinah Shore
– a singer we sometimes forget about, then fall in love with all over again when we hear a record like this! Shore
's got a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a sense of flow that really sets her apart, and a way of being slightly sentimental, but without ever being hokey – especially at this maturing point in her career. If you only know her early work with bands, or her later TV personality, you'll find a whole different artist here – singing with lush Andre Previn charts on tunes that include "My Buddy", "East Of The Sun", "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", "Somebody Loves Me", and "I Hadn't Anyone Till You".