Candace Scott

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (178 of 197)
Location: Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA
In My Own Words:
I love hiking, the Beatles, Munich, classic movies and Sinatra.


Top Reviewer Ranking: - Total Helpful Votes: 178 of 197
Merry Widow Comp ~ Franz Lehar
Merry Widow Comp ~ Franz Lehar
2.0 out of 5 stars A terrible abridgement, June 6 2004
Franz Lehar must be rolling over in his grave over this one! Go ahead and tear your hair out, they have abridged this masterpiece. Had I known that, I would never have laid down cash for this atrocity. The Decca version of "Die Lustige Witwe" remains the standard by which others will be judged. Not only is this disc abridged, the musical quality is not particularly good. There seems to be a problem in the mixing, where some portions seems overly loud, and other sections seems tinny and distant. Abridging a work like this is sort of like culling bits out of "Hamlet." It just isn't done, but some lunatic attempted this hatchet job. Do yourself a favor and avoid this. Stick… Read more
German Military Marches ~ Various
Forget this record. I expect my German military marches to be played with vim, vigor and possible violence, this band is way too tame. It sounds like an arthritic Perry Como wannabe is directing the group. It's not a military orchestra, this is some dingy oom-pa-pa band assembled in the basement of the Augustinerkeller (if you know Munich, you'll get that joke). The marches are played much too slowly and there isn't the necessary urgency or dynamism here. There is also no vocalizing and the song selection is dismal. Where is "Westerwald?" Where is "Wenn Wir Marschieren??" A crushing disappointment in song selection, style and presentation!
Sing Sing Sing ~ Benny Goodman
Sing Sing Sing ~ Benny Goodman
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Benny's Apex, June 6 2004
Wow! What a gold mine of classic Benny music. If you are just beginning to sample Benny Goodman, this is a good place to begin. This set would serve as a worthy introduction to the King of Swing in his glory years.
What a marvelous collection this is, showcasing Benny Goodman's golden years, 1935-1937. All of his greatest swing classics are included on this compilation, including some non-hit songs like "Bugle Call Rag," one of the best-ever Goodman recordings. Listen to "Roll 'Em", one of Goodman's absolutely mesmerizing standards. The arrangement and instrumentation here are awesome. This is a song you can listen to 1,000 times and never weary of it. Benny's… Read more