Bobby Darin, Johnny Mercer, Billy May & His Orchestra - Two of a Kind (1961/1990)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 207.71 Mb | 35:28 | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Big Band | Label: Atco Records (7 90484-2)
Give a pair of medals and hefty raises to the two fellows at Atlantic who thought of pairing Bobby Darin – then 24 – and Johnny Mercer – then 51 – and backing them with the charts of Billy May. These two singer/songwriters, occupying opposite poles of a yawning generation gap, take some often hoary old Tin Pan Alley tunes and kid and swing the hell out of them, with May providing the same kind of hard-swinging, sly-witted big-band backings that he gave to Sinatra.