• Wingy MANONE - Wingy Sings, Manone Plays Isle Of Capri & Other Great Hits

Physical disability is no bar to musicianship - indeed, in some instances such as the blind keyboard players George Shearing and Ray Charles, the enhanced hearing faculties have actually been an advantage. Losing limbs is more problematic, but not always insurmountable. Take losing an arm and playing trumpet: normally one arm gives support (and the hand can be used for muting effects, etc.), the other facilitates the hand which actually operates the valves. Playing with only one arm - inconvenient, but not impossible. Enter Joseph Manone.This compilation is of the ‘happy’ songs Wingy recorded at the height of his recording success with "Isle Of Capri". If not all the lyrics were actually happy in content, then Manone made sure that the overall effect was the desired one at the time of Depression - a lifting of spirits. Everything received the unique Manone treatment, even (unbelievably?) "On The Good Ship Lollipop", which owed nothing to that other lifter of spirits of the time, Miss Shirley Temple. There is little doubt that Louis Prima, also born in New Orleans but eleven years Wingy’s junior, took a lead from him, and although unlike Manone, Prima forsook Dixieland-style jazz early in his career, his vocal styling continued to recall that of the older man.

Track Listing

1. BREEZE (BLOW MY BABY BACK TO ME)
2. MARCH WINDS AND APRIL SHOWERS
3. LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
4. THE ISLE OF CAPRI
5. I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES
6. ON THE GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP
7. EVERY LITTLE MOMENT
8. LULU'S BACK IN TOWN
9. A SMILE WILL GO A LONG, LONG WAY
10. I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER
11. I'VE GOT A FEELIN' YOU'RE FOOLIN'
12. YOU ARE MY LUCKY STAR
13. I'M SHOOTING HIGH
14. THE MUSIC GOES 'ROUND AND AROUND
15. YOU LET ME DOWN
16. I'VE GOT MY FINGERS CROSSED
17. THE BROKEN RECORD
18. SHOE SHINE BOY
19. WEST WIND
20. IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT DIXIE?
21. GOODY-GOODY
22. EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE
23. NO REGRETS
24. YOU'RE NOT THE KIND

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 01/07/2000
UPC Bar Code No 604988256321

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Wingy MANONE - Wingy Sings, Manone Plays Isle Of Capri & Other Great Hits

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