Saturday, November 1, 2008

free as the grass grows

zimbabwe ? south africa? no. back in the u.s.a.

Could you honestly imagine Frank Sinatra pulling off "From Russia With Love" with the same degree of intimacy ?

From Wiki:
"Matt Monro (December 1, 1930 - February 7, 1985) was an English ballad singer of the 1960s and one of great international postwar entertainers. Throughout his 30-year career he filled cabarets, nightclubs, music halls and stadiums across the globe, from Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong to Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. He sold more than 25 million records during his lifetime, imbuing each one with his elegant blend of majesty, sincerity, and superior technique."

Unprovoked by the uniformly aggressive delivery of Sinatra's Vegas "Goodfellas" act, Matt Monro brought a touch of genuine warmth to the tables gathered around the same stage.

Music from the great John Barry, with lyrics by Don Black.

MATT MONRO: BORN FREE from "Born Free: Invitation To The Movies" LP (Capitol EMI) 1966 (UK)


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