Danny Boy and Other Favorites

Dennis Day

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Danny Boy and Other Favorites Review

by John Bush

Dennis Day, America's favorite Irish tenor, isn't heard on compact disc as much as he should be, so the release of Danny Boy and Other Favorites should be celebrated. Still, this isn't prime material from Day; it dates from the '50s, a good time for him, but the sound is a little muddy and the material is completely unsourced (and rather brief). Day does bring his nearly irresistible sense of sublime calmness to a pair of Richard Rodgers classics, "Where or When" and "Hello Young Lovers," and reprises his famed version of "Danny Boy." A Dennis Day disc, however, that doesn't include "Clancy Lowered the Boom," "Mona Lisa," or "Dear Hearts and Gentle People" is hardly a Dennis Day disc to seek out and purchase.

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