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SONNY G. (Salvatore Guagliardo)
I'll Be Laughing Tonight.

sonnyg.net
Review by Steve Koenig

I shouldn't like this disc. First, there's his gangsta/disco name: Sonny G. Then there're the "W"s, often extended into a near-Bert Lahr. But the ensemble is strong, Joey DeFrancesco's organ chugs things along extremely well, the selection of standards is strong (especially the rarer ones such as the title track), and I'm won over by his nearly but not quite rat-packy sound. It's gonna stay in my collection. Scott Yanow's thorough liner notes reveal that Chicagoan Sonny is 67, influenced by Sinatra, and this is his first recording. Try a streamed sample from the "jukebox" on his website.



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