Bill Farrell – My Concerto (1965/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:29 minutes | 637 MB | Genre: Pop
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Bill Farrell (born William Fiorelli; March 30, 1926 – June 30, 2007) was a recording artist in the 1950s on the MGM, Mercury Records and TEL record labels.
In 1947, Bob Hope was in a night club in Buffalo, New York and saw Farrell perform. Hope was impressed with Farrell’s powerful baritone voice and smooth delivery and he invited Farrell to Hollywood. Hope featured him on his weekly radio show with Doris Day, and Les Brown and his Orchestra.
MGM released “Shrimp Boats” b/w “Cry” in October 1951 on the 45-rpm disc K11113. This particular 45 rpm print was issued shortly after the decision was made to make available to the general public 45 rpm records, and discontinuing the 78 rpm records in favor of the size, weight and packaging.
TEL released “If” b/w “You Were Only Fooling” in late 1951 on the 45 rpm disc C1000. This is (reportedly) the first 45 rpm print released by a division of United Telefilm Records, Inc.
Farrell enjoyed minor hits with his recordings of “Circus” (1949 – reached No. 26 in Billboard charts); “It Isn’t Fair” (1950, reached No. 20); and “My Heart Cries for You” (1951, reached No. 18).
Larry Ellman hired him in 1961 to lead sing-along sessions in his restaurant The Cattleman on Lexington Avenue, in New York City, every evening from 9 until 2 a.m. These were very successful and brought a 20% increase in sales for the restaurant in the first few months.
1. Bill Farrell – The World Outside
2. Bill Farrell – Our Love
3. Bill Farrell – Till the End of Time
4. Bill Farrell – I’m Always Chasing Rainbows
5. Bill Farrell – My Moonlight Madonna
6. Bill Farrell – My Heart Reminds Me
7. Bill Farrell – Love in the Moonlight
8. Bill Farrell – My Concerto
9. Bill Farrell – Full Moon and Empty Arms
10. Bill Farrell – If You Are but a Dream
11. Bill Farrell – As Years Go By
12. Bill Farrell – Tonight We Love