||When You're Smiling (2004)
REGIS PHILBIN music CDs Regis Philbin is known far and wide as a morning-TV host, beloved for his amiable manner. In fact, he started out as a pop vocalist, singing on record as far back as the 1960s. Obviously, Philbin's high profile from television didn't hurt his latter-day album sales any. There were enough Regis fans in America to put WHEN YOU'RE SMILING into the Billboard album charts in its first week of release.
The record is a straightforward affair, devoid of any cheesy tie-ins with Philbin's TV persona. Essentially, the album consists of Philbin tackling a dozen standards, backed by a small jazz combo and string orchestra. The songs will be familiar to anyone with even a passing knowledge of the Great American Songbook, and Philbin delivers them with the same unpretentious likability that endeared him to millions of television viewers. While Regis is obviously no Sinatra (who is?), WHEN YOU'RE SMILING is no William Shatner-esque novelty affair either. In fact, a continuity with Philbin's initial musical aspirations is achieved via the inclusion of "Pennies from Heaven," a tune that was also present (in a different version) on 1968's IT'S TIME FOR REGIS!, Philbin's very first album.
Sings Standards. Guests: Ronan Tynan & Joy Philbin.
Personnel: Regis Philbin (vocals); Bob Mann (guitar); Warren Luening, Warren Vaché (trumpet); Kenny Ascher (keyboards); David Finck, Ed Howard , Charles "Chip" Jackson (bass instrument); Allan Schwartzberg (drums); Dorian Holley, Steve Tyrell , Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Regis Philbin.
||It's Time For Regis! (1968) |
REGIS PHILBIN discography Audio Remasterer: Gary N. Mayo.
Liner Note Author: Joey Bishop.
Recording information: Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, CA; United Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Arranger: Artie Butler.
||Regis Philbin Christmas Album (2005)
REGIS PHILBIN songs In which the beloved television entertainer is our genial host in a Yuletide singalong featuring his wife, Joy, jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell, and the unlikely vocal talents of New York property magnate, TV producer, and professional millionaire Donald Trump. While few would consider purchasing a Regis Philbin album for its vocal highlights, the musical backing, courtesy of talents like trumpeter Lew Soloff, drummer Alan Schwartzberg, and guitarist Bob Mann, is impeccable.
Liner Note Author: Regis Philbin.
Recording information: Deep Diner Studios, New York, NY; The Carriage House, Stamford, CT.
Arrangers: Kenny Ascher; Steve Tyrell ; Richie Rome.
Personnel: Regis Philbin (vocals); Jon Allen, Hilary Kole, Darwin Best, Donald Trump, Doug Epstein, Kyle Gordon, Al Fritsch, Margaret Dorn, Joy Philbin, Regis Philbin Singers (vocals); Warren Luening (trumpet); David Finck (bass instrument); Steve Tyrell (vocals); Bob Mann (guitar); Lew Soloff (trumpet); Kenny Ascher (piano, keyboards); Allan Schwartzberg (drums).
Audio Mixer: Doug Epstein.
||Just You. Just Me (2010) |
REGIS PHILBIN CD discography Track Listing of songs: How About You; Two Sleepy People; Thanks For The Memories; It All Depends On You; I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face; This Guy's In Love With You; Folks On The Hill; You Do Something To Me; I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do; It Could Happen To You; I've Got A Crush On You; Nevertheless, I'm In Love With You; Just In Time;
||It's Christmastime (1993) |
REGIS PHILBIN albums Kathie Lee's 1993 Christmas album isn't a terrible album, but about what you'd expect from morning TV's obnoxiously sparkly former hostess, right down to the guest appearance of former co-host Regis Philbin on "Silver Bells" (a duet that reduces the song to about the level of Alvin & the Chipmunks). Kathie Lee perkily tweets through a set of standards that have pleasant, unassuming charts and clean, clear (if unbearably soft) production by Jim Ed Norman. ~ Steven McDonald
Recorded at Javelina Studios and The Loft, Nashville, Tennessee and Magic Venture Recording, New York, New York.
Engineers include: Robert Tassi, Alan Schulman, Brian McGee.
Personnel: Kathie Lee Gifford, Regis Philbin (vocals); Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Steve Gibson; Jeffrey Mironov (electric guitar); Cindy Reynolds Wyatt, Eugene Bianco ...