Kate Smith – Songs Of The Now Generation (1969/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:45 minutes | 1,48 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA Victor/Legacy
Kathryn Elizabeth Smith, known professionally as Kate Smith and The First Lady of Radio, was an American singer, a contralto, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”. She had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s. Smith became known as The Songbird of the South after her enduring popularity during World War II and contribution to American culture and patriotism. “Songs Of The Now Generation” is her 1969’s album released for RCA Victor label.
Because nothing says “NOW” quite like a busty sixty-something in a sequined magenta muu-muu, here’s Kate Smith singing a selection of the squarest hits of the 60’s– dig those strings, man! Kate blasts her way through 11 classics, trying hard not to make them all sound like “God Bless America.” Sadly, a lot of big stars from the 40’s and 50’s tried making these “hip” records, with little success.
01 – Gentle On My Mind
02 – Didn’t We
03 – Little Green Apples
04 – That’s the Way I’ll Come to You
05 – The Thank You Song (From the Broadway Musical “Maggie Flynn”)
06 – Yesterday I Heard the Rain (Esta Tarde Vi Llover)
07 – By the Time I Get to Phoenix
08 – This Girl’s In Love With You
09 – Honey
10 – Here, There and Everywhere
11 – Mr. Clown (From the Broadway Musical “Maggie Flynn”)
Arranged & Conducted by Peter Matz.
Produced by Andy Wiswell. Recorded in 1968 at RCA Studio A.