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After the Ball


Download links and information about After the Ball by Frank D'Rone. This album was released in 1960 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 27:18 minutes.

Artist: Frank D'Rone
Release date: 1960
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 27:18
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No. Title Length
1. After the Ball 2:13
2. Oh Look at Me Now 2:25
3. My Melancholy Baby 2:19
4. You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To 1:58
5. Now I Know 2:20
6. Let Me Love You 1:40
7. Will You Still Be Mine 2:03
8. Warm All Over 2:17
9. It's You or No One 2:00
10. Two Sleepy People 2:52
11. Why Can't This Night Go On Forever 1:58
12. We'll Be Together Again 3:13



Though Frank D'Rone must have appreciated the critical comparisons to Frank Sinatra, his 1960 Mercury LP After the Ball sounds more like the work of Bobby Darin, the deep crooner with the angelic face then making waves with his nightclub act and live record, Darin at the Copa. D'Rone, a former guitarist, also bears the mark of Mel Tormé (a true musician's singer), shaping his notes to fit the mood and constantly making conscious decisions to twist a well-worn standard into a new thing. Though singers like him and Darin represented the new face of swinging pop, D'Rone explores deep into the past for these songs; the title track alone was over 60 years old (though taken at a tempo poor Chas K. Harris never would have envisioned), and "My Melancholy Baby" was of a similar vintage. Thanks to the sparkling arrangements of the ever-inventive Billy May, After the Ball has all the spark and fire of the ring-a-ding-ding '60s. Though D'Rone never found commercial success like Darin, the record held up well.