It is easy to have low expectations for this CD because Jeremy Davenport was clearly being positioned to be "the next Chet Baker," though he did not succeed. The seven cover boy photos make it a little difficult to take him seriously and the originals that he contributed to the set (particularly "Was It Something I Did?," which has abysmal words) are not too memorable. But, on the other hand, he plays trumpet well, his vocals, which sound much closer to Harry Connick, Jr. than to Baker, have their charm, and Davenport is fairly rewarding on the standards (such as "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "I'm Old Fashioned," and "I'm in the Mood for Love").
In 1984, well-established Chicago folksingers Bob Gibson and Tom Paxton united with newcomer Anne Hills to form a trio called Best of Friends. For the next year and a half, they performed together, then went their separate ways. But they never recorded as a group. Two decades later, Appleseed Recordings unearthed this 1985 concert performance from Holsteins folk club in Chicago, taped for broadcast by WFMT's The Midnight Special radio show by its host, Rich Warren. Paxton explains that, while all three are essentially solo acts, occasionally they wonder what their songs will sound like with harmony, and this is a chance to find out.
2003 career retrospective covers the period 1964-2002 with 93 tracks including all the massive '60s hits and rarities such as the famous Brits performance with Robbie Williams, as well as a brand new interview with Tom Jones. Features 'It's Not Unusual', 'Spanish Harlem', 'What's New Pussycat?', 'Thunderball', 'Green Green Grass Of Home', 'Delilah', 'Help Yourself', 'Love Me Tonight' and many more. Four CDs packaged in a digibook with a 64-page booklet featuring extensive sleeve notes, rare and classic photos, memorabilia, & discography.