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For starters, few can match the sheer genius of Dave Apollon on the mandolin. For decades, he melded pop sensibilities, eastern roots, and an obvious knowledge of traditional American folk musics into something truly unique. And the results are astounding: Apollon could play everything from show tunes to exotica to jazz. These facts make the release of this double-CD anthology so welcomed. Apollon and his crew mixed the '50s kitsch of Mickey Katz, Lawrence Welk, and Lou Monte with the effortless instrumental proficiency of David Grisman (who produced this effort) to create a fun and memorable collection of songs. The sound quality isn't the best, and his later, Hollywood and Vegas-era tunes don't have the punch of his '30s output of standards. Still, if you've had any inkling for a nonbluegrass mandolin CD, this is the one worth buying.


  Disc 1:      
  1. 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody      
  2. Two Guitars      
  3. Sweet Sue      
  4. A Media Luz      
  5. Russian Rag      
  6. Mandolin Blues      
  7. No Te Enganes Corazon      
  8. La Cucaracha      
  9. Czardas      
  10. Tiger Rag      
  11. Poet & The Peasant Overture      
  12. Dark Eyes      
  13. When A Gypsy Makes His Violin Cry      
  14. Who      
  15. Who (alternate Take)      
  16. Trees      
  17. The Lady In Red      
  18. Shine      
  19. You Go To My Head      
  20. I Want To Be Happy      
  21. You, The Night, And The Music      
  22. Music Maestro Please      

23. Spanish Fantasy


Disc 2:

  1. Perfidia      
  2. Stardust      
  3. Begin The Beguine      
  4. Dark Eyes      
  5. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes      
  6. Two Guitars      
  7. Czardas      
  8. Gypsy Aires    
  9. 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody      
  10. Play Gypsy Play      
  11. Hora Staccato      
  12. Zigeunerweisen      
  13. St. Louis Blues      
  14. Parlez D'amour      
  15. So In Love      
  16. Lover (take 1)      
  17. Love Your Magic Spell      
  18. What Is This Thing Called Love      
  19. If I Loved You      
  20. The Man I Love      
  21. They Say It's Wonderful      
  22. Moonlight Love      
  23. Amour Medley      
  24. Lover Come Back To Me      
  25. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man      
  26. Love Is The Sweetest Thing      
  27. Lover (take 8)      
  28. Love Me Or Leave Me
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