A Salute To The Singers

Short Clips (w/ demo vocals)

Full Tracks (with demo vocals)

The popular singer.  They appeared as solo acts towards the end of World War II, and by the late 1940s began to take control of the pop music industry.

By the mid 1950s it was clear that they had taken control, and they maintained that control until the early 1970s when bands and groups of all type usurped that dominance.

What is amazing by today’s standards, is that so many of those so-called “Pop Singers” were middle of the road artists.  Some came from the big bands and jazz, but others came from Broadway, Hollywood or even non-descript areas of the business.  They were the middle ground between the absolute teen-skewing rock and roll groups and solo acts, and the ultra hip jazzers who were moving far beyond what the average listener could easily relate to.  The Pop Singers bridged the gap (there was no generation gap yet) and would create an endless supply of hits for over 25 years that miraculously appealed to a range of teens to seniors, and everyone in between.  They drew on the Great American Songbook including Broadway, Hollywood, Tin-Pan Alley and a new generation of pop composers who themselves bridged the creative gap as no others had thus far.

It is with all of that in mind that we present “A Salute to the Singers.”  An un-officially curated sampling of some of the definitive American Standard gems from 25 golden years of music.

  1. You Make Me Feel So Young (Frank Sinatra)
  2. The Good Life (Tony Bennett)
  3. Moon River (Andy Williams)
  4. The Days of Wine and Roses (Andy Williams)
  5. Just In Time (Dean Martin)
  6. It’s Impossible (Perry Como)
  7. And I Love You So (Perry Como)
  8. Chances Are (Johnny Mathis)
  9. Who Can I Turn To (Sammy Davis Jr.)
  10. Hey There (Rosemary Clooney)
  11. Everybody Loves A Lover (Doris Day)
  12. An Affair To Remember (Vic Damone)
  13. Maybe This Time (Liza Minelli, Frank Sinatra)
  14. Cheek To Cheek (Fred Astaire)
  15. Al Di La (Dean Martin, Jerry Vale, Al Martino, Julius LaRosa)

Optional tracks to be added (among others):

  1. Route 66 (Nat Cole)
  2. Beyond The Sea (Bobby Darin)
  3. Fever (Peggy Lee)
  4. You Send Me (Sam Cooke)
  5. Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles)

Tracks without vocals