The Singapore Slingers – Light My Way to Love (2021)

The Singapore Slingers - Light My Way to Love (2021)
Artist: The Singapore Slingers
Album: Light My Way to Love
Label: Rivermont Records
Year Of Release: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)

01. Out of the Dawn
02. A Million Dreams
03. My Baby Just Cares for Me
04. Falling in Love Again
05. Night
06. Keepin’ out of Mischief Now
07. I Played Fiddle for the Czar
08. Sidewalks of Cuba
09. Oh Miss Hannah
10. My Song of the Nile
11. Oh, Donna Clara
12. Spooky Spooks
13. East of the Sun
14. Make My Cot Where The Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows
15. Masquerade
16. I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
17. Waffles
18. White Ghost Shivers
19. Calliope Rag
20. Baby
21. Sweet and Lovely


The Singapore Slingers, under the direction of Matt Tolentino, are one of the leading dance orchestras dedicated to music of the 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s. From their arrangements to their instruments to their performing attire — everything is “period accurate.” The 18-piece Slingers boast a 4-piece string section, 5-piece woodwind section, 3-piece brass section, and 5-piece rhythm section, giving them the flexibility to faithfully recreate a variety of arrangements, from nimble small jazz combos to Whiteman-esque showstoppers. The Singapore Slingers’ first recording for Rivermont treats listeners to a cornucopia of vintage dance music, from hot fox trots, tangos, one-steps, rags, and rhumbas to sweet waltzes and plaintive ballads. Through it all, Tolentino’s smooth vocals — harkening back to crooners Bing Crosby, Smith Ballew, and Dick Robertson — complete the orchestra’s authentic sound. Featuring a 20-page generously illustrated booklet by Matt Tolentino, and recorded in sparkling 24-bit sound, “Light My Way to Love” is a delightfully entertaining (and highly danceable) collection of favorites and obscurities from the golden age of American Dance Bands.

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