All My Love Belongs to You

All My Love Belongs to You

by Steve Lawrence

CD

Overview

Hardly a compact overview, All My Love Belongs to You is an insight into pop star career-building in the early '50s, or an essay on "what do you do with a new crooner coming off a near-novelty hit?" In this case the singer is Steve Lawrence and the near-novelty hit is "Poinciana," an exotic, tropical-lite number with "the rhythmic, savage beast" growing inside it. The tracks all come Lawrence's pre-Eydie Gorme days, which besides "Poinciana" are hitless and forgotten. What makes the collection desirable are the wild and dreamy orchestrations from Dewey Bergman and the liner notes by Joseph Lanza, author of the great Vanilla Pop: Sweet Sounds from Frankie Avalon to Abba and Elevator Music. One of the great champions of exotica and kitsch, Lanza makes Lawrence's search for his defining style a lot deeper than the faux-jazz and maudlin ballads that pepper that album should warrant, but his appreciation of Bergman is spot on and infectious. As far as the singer himself, the jaunty "You Can't Hold a Memory in Your Arms" joyfully points to his Vegas future and it's hard to believe his croon on "Remember Me" didn't give him big hit number two. Most of this bland and gimmicky material would be nothing without the context, but lounge lovers and historians will appreciate the championing liner notes and in depth insight they rarely receive from lesser efforts.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2005
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206666120
catalogNumber: 066661

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Lawrence   Primary Artist
Dewey Bergman   Conductor

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Billy Reid   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Joe Sherman   Composer
Sid Tepper   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Joseph Lanza   Liner Notes
Ted Fio Rito   Composer
Joseph Young   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Marty Wekser   Producer
Arthur Altman   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Sol Marcus   Composer
Nat Simon   Composer
Sid Wayne   Composer
Irving Taylor   Composer
Dewey Bergman   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Leo Corday   Composer
Frisch   Composer
Monte Wilhite   Composer
Jack Edwards   Composer
Sally Nix   Composer
Buddy Bernier   Composer
Aldo Bottero   Composer
Filippo Schreier   Composer

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