Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra

There I Sing/Swing It Again

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Vaughn Monroe's 1958 album There I Sing, Swing It Again begins with his 1949 hit version of "Riders in the Sky" that the original liner notes say is a re-recording. Either the notes are wrong or later reissues replaced the re-recording with the original, because the CD has the 1949 recording. The other songs are remakes of songs Monroe originally recorded in the '40s, about one-third of which are instrumental. Bonus tracks on some reissues include Monroe's last four hits from 1955-1959, including his most notorious recording, Leiber & Stoller's "Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots," performed not as a rock & roll song but as a bizarre piece of orchestral pop. Also of note is Monroe's competing version of "The Battle of New Orleans," but most buyers would be better served by a simple greatest-hits anthology.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:57
2
3:21
3
4:01
4 2:59
5 3:24
6 3:17
7
3:46
8 3:32
9 2:42
10 5:10
11 2:54
12 2:53
13 2:17
14 3:06
15 2:22
16 2:30
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