“Crosby is a competent singer in French, though he certainly wouldn’t fool a native speaker. Just as in his long period of cutting singles for Decca Records, he is game to try his hand at nearly any style of pop music, and his name alone should be enough to sell this pleasant collection, particularly in [...]
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“Crosby had a particular fondness for songs by Johnny Mercer, his friend and frequent collaborator, and he tracked 100 or so of them during his long career. This generous set collects 22 of these recordings on a single disc, including several previously unreleased radio performances, and fun duets with the Andrews Sisters, Louis Armstrong, and [...]
“The Standards plays it by the book, choosing familiar songs and playing them in familiar ways….[S]he sings them sweetly in a manner suited to the record’s spirit. It’s designed as comfort music, after all, so it should be performed in a comforting way, which it is.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog