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Voice of the Southland


Download links and information about Voice of the Southland by Gene Austin. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 43:04 minutes.

Artist: Gene Austin
Release date: 1997
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 15
Duration: 43:04
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No. Title Length
1. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street 2:45
2. Everything's Made for Love 3:02
3. Ain't She Sweet? 2:43
4. The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi 3:31
5. Girl of My Dreams 2:44
6. Just Like a Melody from Out of the Sky 2:59
7. How Am I to Know? 2:46
8. Rollin' Down the River 2:44
9. When Your Lover Has Gone 2:53
10. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone 2:29
11. Without That Gal 2:28
12. A Ghost of a Chance 3:02
13. Everything I Have Is Yours 2:55
14. I Cried for You 2:56
15. When I'm With You 3:07



During the second half of the '20s, Gene Austin was the most popular singer in the U.S., his airy tenor and jaunty style generating dozens of hits with Roaring Twenties anthems like "Yes Sir! That's My Baby" and "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue," though his most popular songs were the ballads "My Blue Heaven" and "Ramona." Compiler/producer Peter Dempsey has included the latter two, as well as the chart-topper "Carolina Moon," in this 25-track retrospective of Austin's recordings between 1925 and 1936. But the selection otherwise bears only a coincidental relationship to Austin's biggest hits. Dempsey is at least as interested in Austin's sidemen as in the singer himself, including, for example, such less-popular material as "I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling," composed by Fats Waller, who is also heard on piano, and "A Ghost of a Chance," co-written by Austin's great successor, Bing Crosby, and featuring a backing by the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. Austin is as effective with such a jazz band accompaniment as he is on "Ev'rything's Made for Love" with only Art Fowler's ukulele behind him. Voice of the Southland gives a well-rounded sense of Austin's talent, but due to the small amount of his material currently available in the digital age, a greater focus on the hits would have been welcome.