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Jan Peerce:
Because Of You - Popular Songs & Ballads
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Description Jewish American tenor Jacob Perelmuth (1904-1984) was blessed with an extraordinary voice. As Jan Peerce he won a national following in the 30s through radio and on stage, before being catapulted to operatic fame singing the Duke in Rigoletto. Toscanini was entranced by his stylistic mastery, depth of feeling and beauty of line, and Peerce became the maestros chosen tenor for many productions. On 3rd June this year the musical world celebrates the centenary of his birth.

On record Jan Peerce was as popular for his lighter recordings as for his operatic ones. Because Of You concentrates on this aspect of his artistry, offering 24 popular songs and ballads. The title track actually made No.12 in the pop charts. Peerce sings a heart-warming selection of old favourites (Because, Kashmiri Song, When You And I Were Young Maggie, Silver Threads Among The Gold . . .), classics (Mattinata, La Danza . . .), Neapolitan songs (O Sole Mio . . .), operetta (Student Prince Serenade . . .), and contemporary songs (Anywhere I Wander, If You Love Me Really Love Me . . .). All benefit from his truly magnificent tenor.
Track Listing Because of You
Bluebird of Happiness
A Dream
Kashmiri Song (Pale Hands I Loved)
For You Alone
A Little Love, A Little Kiss
'O Sole Mio (My Sunshine)
Torna a Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento)
Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life!
Mattinata (L'Aurora Di Bianco Vestita - 'Tis the Day)
La Danza (Tarantella Napoletana)
When You and I Were Young
Silver Threads Among the Gold
Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)
Anywhere I Wander
Maria, My Own
If You Love Me
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
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Label ASL - ASV Living Era
Number 5574
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