Ray Gelato - Men from Uncle

Ray Gelato - Men from Uncle
Men from Uncle
Release Date:
November 24, 1998
Jump Blues
Recording Date:
March, 1998
Recording Location:
Battery Studios, London, England

Ray Gelato, a fine singer and tenor saxophonist who is one of England's main leaders in the retro-swing movement, sounds very close to Louis Prima in many spots on this CD, particularly on "Josephine" and a medley of "Angelina" and "Zooma Zooma." He also closely emulates Nat "King" Cole on "I've Got a Way With Women" and "L-O-V-E," bases his version of "Umbrella Man" on Dizzy Gillespie's, and does a credible interpretation of "Moody's Mood for Love." Other fine solos are taken by trumpeter Enrico Tomasso (who is showcased on "Stardust"), altoist Alex Garnett, trombonist Andy Baker, and pianist Richard Busiakiewicz. Well worth investigating.

Josephine, Please No Lean on the Bell / Duke Leonard / Edward Nelson / Harry PeaseRay Gelato3:09
Walk Between Raindrops / Donald FagenRay Gelato2:37
I've Got a Way With Women / Roy Alfred / Abner Silver / Fred WiseRay Gelato3:36
Givin' Up Givin' Up / Ray Gelato / Peter TomassoRay Gelato3:19
Angelina/Zooma Zooma / Louis PrimaRay Gelato5:05
Stardust / Hoagy Carmichael / Mitchell ParishRay Gelato5:56
If You Were the Only Girl in the World / Nat D. Ayer / Clifford GreyRay Gelato4:25
The Umbrella Man / James Cavanaugh / Vincent Rose / Larry StockRay Gelato2:50
Chicky-MoRay Gelato3:03
Tu Vuo' Fa l'Americano / Renato CarosoneRay Gelato2:39
You're Driving Me Crazy / Walter DonaldsonRay Gelato2:47
I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) / Doc Daugherty / Al J. Neiburg / Ellis ReynoldsRay Gelato5:15
Let's Face the Music and Dance / Irving BerlinRay Gelato2:31
The Men from Uncle / Ray GelatoRay Gelato5:37
Moody's Mood for Love / Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh / James MoodyRay Gelato4:50
The Great City / Curtis LewisRay Gelato3:50
L-O-V-E / Milt Gabler / Bert KaempfertRay Gelato3:27

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