My first Lombardo record was Br 4823 (Stormy Weather / Stay out of my dreams, 1933) one of the soft style. But it was my first contact with this style and I loved it. That was in 1997. Later came some more records, not very good, until British Columbia 5823 arrived (Sweethearts on parade / My blackbirds are bluebirds now, 1928) which I found interesting.
Later I discovered Hal Kemp, another exponent of this soft style, but reaching the perfection in the synchronization of instruments, and oh! those perfect diction vocalists... I later discovered that the good John Scott Trotter was pianist and arranger for Kemp, and so I could establish the musical similitudes and subtle connections with my all-life beloved records of Bing Crosby accompanied by John's orchestra. Those wind arrangements... That discovery brought me peace and musical understanding. Still, there must be a connection with Lombardo too... May it be?
And finally I acquired in later years Vi 25210 (The broken record) and Br 6714 (Inka dinka doo, 1933), much sought after. I also love them. Lately, a bunch of records brought another Lombardo surprise, French HMV K 8052 with a very interesting Victor recording of Bei Mir bist du schon (mx 017718). I love this record too.
And there is the funny mention of Lombardo in the Bing Crosby and Johnny Mercer recording:
mr gallagher and mr shean (as sung by mr crosby and mr mercer) (ed gallagher, al shean, johnny mercer adapt) — BING CROSBY & JOHNNY MERCER V + VICTOR YOUNG SMALL FRYERS — de 1960 — Mx. dla 1298 e — Rec. 1938 07 01 la
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