Label: Kapp Records - LP 40.338,Mocambo - LP 40.338 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: Brazil • Genre: Jazz, Latin, Pop • Style: Easy Listening
In October ofRoger Williams had his seventh Top 40 hit with an instrumental version of the song from the film Born Free. When tackling a big Frank Sinatra hit, one must pull out all the stops. He takes the Association's "Cherish" and makes it a pure delight. Tension between the piano and the band is precious; Hy Grill's production is outstanding; Roger Williams' touch works so well with the accompaniment that there is drama in the grooves. Some instrumental artists can fall into that "Muzak" trap, but not Williams, "Edelweiss" opening Fresh Breeze (Club Mix) - Various - Tunnel Trance Force Vol.
61 voices that Ray Coniff was so fond of, but they only come in on the chorus, leaving the music up to the pianist and orchestra. Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" gets a superior treatment. Hebb has stated that he's recorded it twice and outside of live versions he doesn't want to perform it a third time, but some hip producer could always sample his voice and slip it over this stunning rendition for a few cameo appearances.
The song is timeless, and this instrumental in the right film could bring the Born Free album by Roger Williams back into the charts. Where side one had "The More I See You" and five other familiar tunes, the flip has less contemporary melodies, giving the artist a chance to break the confines of the currently familiar.
The old chestnut "Dark Eyes" has dark notes, the lower register of the piano getting a workout until the band kicks in. The Sandpiper's "Guantanamera" fits perfectly here, pretty faithful to the Pete Summer Samba - Roger Williams - Born Free adaptation of Jose Marti's poem -- keep in mind the Sandpipers hit Top Ten in August ofwhile Williams achieved that same feat two months later with the title track, his version of "Born Free" climbing a bit higher than the Sandpipers.
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