Bobby Darin: Hello, Young Lovers


Hello, Young Lovers


Bobby Darin (vocals)


Live From Las Vegas (Capitol 75939)

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Bobby Darin (vocals),

and unidentified orchestra


Composed by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II


Recorded: Las Vegas, NV, November 11, 1963


Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

In the early 1960s, Bobby Darin made Down Beat's cover and played a jazzman in Hollywood's Too Late Blues. But his jazz standing, like the singer himself, died an early death. By 1986 jazz critic Francis Davis could at best damn Darin with faint praise, and in 2006 one acclaimed jazz scholar couldn't even spell Darin! Yet no other Ring-a-Ding would brave this track's fleet tempo, much less stagger the rhythm as Darin does nonchalantly on the second "I know how it feels to have wings on your heels." Bobby Darin and jazz gave up on one another much too quickly.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz


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