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Sounds Like: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Russ Columbo, Buddy Clark
Label: Crawford Music
Manager: Charlotte McKenna
Bio: It was a happy Mouseketeer that was given a brief solo at their first recording session in 1955. Later, I enjoyed recording for Del-Fi Records. But what I loved most during my youth, was acting in a western, having my own horse, learning to rope, and playing Red River Valley on the harmonica. In...See Full Bio
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“With Crawford as leader/vocalist, the Johnny Crawford Dance Orchestra painstakingly seeks to perform music of that elegant bygone era, paying careful attention to the performance practices of the time. A fixture at Hollywood celebrity parties and entertainment industry functions, this is the group’s first album. Crawford’s carefree crooning style at times suggests Rudy Vallee, but upon closer listening, he is actually more reminiscent of a young Bing Crosby in his early jazz days... Particularly memorable is the title track, Sam Coslow’s “Sweepin’ the Clouds Away”... The overall effect of this extraordinarily optimistic old-time party album is like hearing a collection of vintage 78s brought to life—quite an impressive feat. ”