Vic Damone

On the Street Where You Live/The Liveliest

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While Vic Damone was always a pleasant and talented singer, he wasn't particularly hip or jazz-influenced in the way Frank Sinatra was. That said, he always surrounded himself with excellent musicians and swinging arrangements that made the best of his abilities. EMI's two-fer On The Street Where You Live/The Liveliest combines two of Damone's best albums. On The Street Where You Live is a well-produced, mid-'60s date centered around the popular title track, with Damone's relaxed and clear-toned voice framed nicely by punchy horns, lush strings, and a swinging rhythm section. Similarly, The Liveliest is a stellar live club date from '63 at Basin Street East in New York City. Starting coolly with a dramatic version of "You and the Night and the Music," Damone really shines on the Scott Walker-esque ballad "What Kind of Fool Am I?"

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:39
2 2:27
3 3:20
4 2:33
5 2:34
6 2:35
7 3:58
8 3:29
9 2:30
10 3:40
11 2:37
12 2:35
13 3:51
14 3:56
15 3:00
16 1:45
17 2:34
18 2:11
19 3:35
20 2:43
21 3:02
22 3:16
23 2:54
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