“The Day The Rains Came” by Jane Morgan - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1958Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

Fifth album from the classy, multi-lingual chanteuse. Having been thoroughly and forever enchanted by sheer sexiness of “The Day The Rains Came”, curiosity got the better of me; could there possibly be further treasure lurking within these grooves? Alas, the answer is… not really. The aforementioned classic leads the set off as fine as any album as ever been led off, and the equivalent French language version, “Le Jour Ou La Pluie Viendra” does likewise at the close of play. In between, it’s all rather predictable; technically competent renditions of musicals and favourites from the songbook of schmaltz. That said, I won’t hear a word against “Almost In Your Arms (Love Theme From "Houseboat")”, an exceedingly hummable rendition of one of this year’s big movie songs. And her version of an old Bing Crosby number, “Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams”, is another that delivers; orchestra and vocalist working together to create head-nodding dynamics that shake me out of my slumber. So, pass marks for 4 tracks out of 12, but it's not enough to warrant a decent rating. Billboard notes: “Pretty cover shot of the artist should help sales.” Shoot me now.

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A1 [02:57] 10.0.png Jane Morgan with orchestra and chorus directed by Vic Schoen - The Day The Rains Came (Carl Sigman, Gilbert Bécaud) Crooner / Cabaret
A2 [02:40] 2.0.png Jane Morgan - Everybody Loves A Lover (Richard Adler, Robert Allen) Pop
A3 [03:06] 2.5.png Jane Morgan - Come Closer To Me (Osvaldo Farrés, Al Stewart) Crooner / Cabaret
A4 [03:34] 3.5.png Jane Morgan - Baubles, Bangles And Beads (Bob Wright, George Forrest, Alexander Borodin) Crooner / Cabaret
A5 [03:43] 2.6.png Jane Morgan - Maybe You’ll Be There (Rube Bloom, Sammy Gallop) Crooner / Cabaret
A6 [03:03] 6.0.png Jane Morgan - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Billy Moll, Harry Barris, Ted Koehler) Crooner / Cabaret
B1 [03:07] 3.4.png Jane Morgan - It’s All In The Game (Charles Dawes, Carl Sigman) Crooner / Cabaret
B2 [02:56] 4.0.png Jane Morgan - Volare (Domenico Modugno, Mitchell Parish) Crooner / Cabaret
B3 [02:51] 6.3.png Jane Morgan - Almost In Your Arms (Love Theme From "Houseboat") (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) Crooner / Cabaret
B4 [03:18] 3.7.png Jane Morgan - Bambino (French Version Of "Guaglione") (Giuseppe Fanciulli, Nicola Salerno) Crooner / Cabaret
B5 [03:17] 2.7.png Jane Morgan - Far Away (Jimmy Van Heusen, David Kapp) Crooner / Cabaret
B6 [03:14] 10.0.png Jane Morgan with orchestra and chorus directed by Vic Schoen - Le Jour Ou La Pluie Viendra (The Day The Rains Came) (Pierre Delanoë, Gilbert Bécaud) Crooner / Cabaret
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