FRank Lamphere sings "Thia Guy's in Love With You"
This Guy's In Love With You
"This Guy's In Love With You was always a stand-out song, to me. Burt Bacharach and Hal David certainly had a big hand in shaping pop music of the 1960s. There were not many songs more popular than this one in 1968. This was Herb Alpert's first (probably only) vocal hit. The love song has been covered by many throughout the decades: Andy Williams, Robert Goulet, Bobby Vinton, The Four Tops, Johnny Mathis, Sammy Davis Jr. and more recently, Steve Tyrell. When recorded by female vocalists, it became This Girl's in Love With You. Dionne Warwick, Ella Fitzgerald and Dusty Springfield were sensational with this love song.
While I was discussing songs for inclusion on this album in early 2019 with bassist Dennis Carroll, when this one came up, he said almost instantly, that he could hear it played as a waltz. A waltz? Okay, fine by me. It turned out to be quite a challenge in this setting. After several attempts over several months, I think I was able to capture an effective vocal, for the key signature and arrangement. Trumpeter Mark Olen adds great atmosphere with his muted trumpet, throughout the song.
I decided to also sing this one in Italian after having found a version online. In that one, Un Ragazzo che ti Ama, Chicago saxman Eric Schneider, plays a very subdued tenor." - Frank Lamphere
Frank Lamphere's new album "America the Beautiful Swinging"
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