Les Lankhorst | Love and Lullabies

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Love and Lullabies

by Les Lankhorst

This is the 3rd studio album by vintage swing singer, Les Lankhorst, and certainly a departure for the acclaimed crooner. It is his self described "Anti-Pop" album, with new, daring versions of classic standards as well as pop songs from the 50's and 60's.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Blackbird
2:41 $0.99
2. Hushabye Mountain
4:44 $0.99
3. Moonlight in Vermont
3:11 $0.99
4. Girl from Ipanema
3:04 $0.99
5. Golden Slumbers
3:28 $0.99
6. In the Midnight Hour
3:05 $0.99
7. Sway
3:00 $0.99
8. You Belong to Me
2:54 $0.99
9. Play Me
4:03 $0.99
10. The Tennessee Waltz
2:35 $0.99
11. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars a.k.a. Corcovado
4:11 $0.99
12. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
2:53 $0.99
13. Danny Boy
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Album Notes
Les Lankhorst is a vintage crooner is the most classic form. He got his start portraying Frank Sinatra all over the world in Rat Pack tribute shows and has continued his crooning all over the world...always staying true to his old-school roots. This new album "Love and Lullabies" is his self described "Anti-pop" album. It is Lankhorst's third studio effort... full of loving, smooth renditions of classic standards and 50's 60's and 70's pop songs, done as only Lankhorst can do. Les went all the way to Australia to get the right arrangements, even if virtually, using the considerable talents of newcomer and long-time friend, Jeremy Diffey and Groove Boy Studios in Melbourne, Australia for almost all the instrumentation and arrangements. In the past, he mainly stayed in the Sinatra "vein", with his first two albums "Singin' Sinatra Volume 1" and "Volume 2". In this new effort, "Love and Lullabies", Lankhorst expands his repertoire to include new arrangements of such songs as "Blackbird" and "Golden Slumbers" by the Beatles and "In the Midnight Hour" made famous by Wilson Pickett in 1965. He leads of with the Cello only backed up "Blackbird"...arranged and performed on cello by the magnificent Derek Stein on cello. He then goes all the way to England and the classic (almost cultish) family film Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang for a hauntingly gorgeous rendition of the lullaby "Hushabye Mountain" For this, he chooses to bring in some wonderful, young talent in the form of 18 year old newcomer Miranda Taylor. While the song takes us all away to the fantasy land of Hushaby Mountain, the guitar solo in the break, by the exquisitely soulful Jack Pantazis, turns us around and almost takes us to the world of James Bond. It leaves us to wonder if this is a nod by Pantazis to the writer of Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, famed for his James Bond mega-franchise.



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