Bobby Gordon

Young Man's Fancy

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At the beginning of his career, clarinetist Bobby Gordon was featured on three LPs for Dot and Decca that attempted to capitalize on the success of Acker Bilk's hit "Stranger on the Shore." Like Bilk, Gordon was persuaded to emphasize his lower register and play melodically while backed by a string section. All three albums are long out of print and are at best high-quality background music, obviously not up to the level of Gordon's later work with the Orphan Newsboys. This romantic set includes such numbers as "Young at Heart," "How About Me," "Little White Lies" and "I Wish You Love," among others.