A lesser-known set from vocalist Matt Dennis
– not as well-remembered as his 50s dates for RCA and Kapp, but still pretty darn great nonethel
ess! Matt's working here with full backings from Sy Oliver – in a set that showcases his talents more as a singer than a songwriter – but which still manages to include a few great Dennis
originals. And despite a cover that looks a bit lurid – with Dennis
cornering a model inside a hotel room – the overall feel of the record is quite homey and domestic, with tunes that echo images of hearth and family, but often with the kind of nod and a wink which you might expect from Matt's usual approach to a tune. Titles include "Home", "Welcome Mat", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "By The Fireside", "A Cup Of Coffe A Sandwich & You", "Let's Put Out The Lights", and "Your Family".
(Stereo black label pressing with deep groove, JGS 1105.)