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Content by tag "Tom Wopat"


David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe

Read "David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

David Finck is not only a first-call bassist with a long resume of high-profile recordings and gigs, but he's one of the most versatile musicians on any instrument. Finck has been in the studio, touring, and/or sharing the world's greatest stages with everyone from Andre Previn to Ivan Lins, Woody Herman to Natalie Cole and Kenny ...


Tom Wopat: I've Got Your Number

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In recent years, there's been a cottage industry of celebrities from rock, pop, country and television who wander into the American Songbook in the sunset of their careers and try to put out “jazz" albums. This CD is a welcome exception. While Tom Wopat may be best-loved for playing “Luke Duke" on the Dukes of Hazzard ...

Tom Wopat Swings Sinatra at NY's Metropolitan

As Saloon Swinger, Tom Wopat Tries a Little Tenderness

"Un-Frank-like," meaning not in the Sinatra manner, said Tom Wopat, describing his approach to “That's Life" at the Metropolitan Room. Swinging lightly and joking his way through the 1966 hit that Frank Sinatra turned into a vocal punching bag, Mr. Wopat treated it as an offhanded ...


Tom Wopat: The Still of the Night

Read "The Still of the Night" reviewed by Dave Nathan

It's not reached stampede proportions, but there are a number of entertainment professionals crossing over into singing. Gary Le Mel, a top Warner Brothers movie executive came with his album Moonlighting last year. Now there's TV personality. Tom Wopat with his first vocal album The Still of the Night. Wopat is probably best known for his ...


Tom Wopat: The Still Of The Night

Read "The Still Of The Night" reviewed by Jim Santella

Tom Wopat sings ballads with a coolness of spirit that matches his conservative stage presence. Best known for his television and Broadway acting roles, Wopat has recorded before; this is his fifth album. Show tunes, standards and country ballads represent a fine cross-section of American popular music. Wopat presents them well. As a classically trained singer, ...