His Movies (Music Thoughts: At The Movies, Gary Williams)

FrontGary Williams is a young singer from England who is enjoying some success as a crooner. I have to admit, I had to google him.  When I first listened to the album, I told myself, he has big band sensibilities and lo and be hold, he has been singing with the BBC Big Band in London. Williams has a great sense of swing and that is evident in his new album, ‘At The Movies,’ which consists of song from movies.

He has great taste in his selections. Some weird choices. For example, ‘Spooky,’ which I only know from my beloved Peggy Lee, apparently was featured in the film ‘Lock Stock and Barrel’  He does a good version of that here. He skews ‘younger,’ with choices such as ‘How Deep is Your Love,’ and ‘Both Sides Now.’  His voice isn’t unappealing and, on record,  is fine but not too memorable. Perhaps if I saw him performing it would stamp a little more in my memory.

 

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