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Romance – The Vocal Stylings Of Oscar Peterson

LP (Item 564196) Verve, 1952 — Condition: Very Good+

An overlooked side of the Oscar Peterson genius of the 50s – an album of laidback vocal tracks that are a great change from his better-known instrumental work! Peterson's not the sort of singer to belt out a tune at the top of his lungs – nor cast it in shimmering gossamer like some of his more composed contemporaries. And instead, he's got this nicely earthy, very human way of putting over a tune – a bit less polished than his near-perfect piano work, which also graces the backdrops of all the tunes in the set. Most of the cuts here are mellow, and have a great wee hours, saloon-styled sort of feel – almost as if Oscar was working overtime for Verve, way past midnight, and started to croon to himself while playing the songs. Titles include "But Not For Me", "I'm Glad There Is You", "One For My Baby", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Spring Is Here", "These Foolish Things", and "From This Moment On".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(MGM pressing.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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