The Marvelous Melodies of Peter Mendoza

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 Al Bowlly Sings, and the orchestras of Peter Mendoza, Roy Fox, Ray Noble, and others play
The Marvelous Melodies of Peter Mendoza

For the first time, the compositions of Peter Mendoza was one of the great unsung songwriters of the early 1900’s are available to the public. The melodic legacy of a talented composer played and sung by artists of exceptional ability including the composer himself. This collection of songs is unique in a number of ways. For one thing, it is the first time an album of Peter Mendoza?s songs has ever been presented, including compositions that have never been published. For another, Peter Mendoza?s talent as a musician and vocalist is to be heard, preserved on several rare, private recordings. And for still another, bridging a gap of more than sixty years, we can hear and enjoy the top-flight performances of Al Bowlly singing Mendoza songs with the excellent orchestras of Ray Noble and Roy Fox. Supplementing these is a medley of Mendoza songs attributed to the composer?s orchestra, plus tracks by Harry Leader?s Orchestra and others.

  1. The Echo of a Song,  Al Bowlly/Ray Noble Orchestra
  2. My Sweet, Al Bowlly/Ray Noble Orchestra
  3. A Song Without Words, Al Bowlly/Ray Noble Orchestra
  4. Medley: Mine/You Danced Your Way Into My Heart/If I Thought You Cared, Peter Mendoza,1933
  5. One More Affair, Al Bowlly/Roy Fox Orchestra
  6. It’s Always Goodbye, Al Bowlly/Roy Fox Orchestra
  7. The Echo of a Song, Al Bowlly/Roy Fox Orchestra, June 10, 1932
  8. Gone Forever, Al Bowlly/Roy Fox Orchestra. June 10, 1932
  9. Call It A Day, Al Bowlly/Roy Fox Orchestra, September 9, 1932
  10. My Sweet, Al Bowlly, May 4, 1934
  11. Are You Prepared to be True, Al Bowlly/Roy Fox Orchestra
  12. I’ve Got Two of Everything, Denny Dennis/Roy Fox Orchestra
  13. The Moment I Saw You, Harry Leader Orchestra
  14. I’m Going to Lose My Heart to Someone, Harry Leader Orchestra
  15. Mendoza Instrumental Medley Part 1, Peter Mendoza Orchestra
  16. Mendoza Instrumental Medley Part 2, Peter Mendoza Orchestra
  17. Escape to Yesterday, Vocalist Unknown
  18. You Say No Marie, Jay Wilbur
  19. My Sweet, Jay Wilbur
  20. It’s Always Goodbye, The Savoy Orpheans