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Two of a Kind ()


Give a pair of medals and hefty raises to the two fellows at Atlantic who thought of pairing Bobby Darin -- then 24 -- and Johnny Mercer -- then 51 -- and backing them with the charts of Billy May. These two singer/songwriters, occupying opposite poles of a yawning generation gap, take some often hoary old Tin Pan Alley tunes and kid and swing the hell out of them, with May providing the same kind of hard-swinging, sly-witted big-band backings that he gave to Sinatra. Listen to the way they play with the syncopation on "Bob ...

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  1. Two of a Kind
  2. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
  3. Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
  4. Ace in the Hole
  5. East of the Rockies
  6. If I Had My Druthers
  7. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll
  8. Lonesome Polecat
  9. My Cutey's Due at Two-to-Two Today
  10. Medley: Paddlin' Madelin' Home/Row Row Row
  11. Who Takes Care of the Caretaker's Daughter?
  12. Mississippi Mud
  13. Two of a Kind
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