WORKS: with various accompanists
PERFORMER: Webster Booth
CATALOGUE NO: CDMOIR 435 ADD mono
Crooks was best-known in lighter repertory, the sort that Richard Tauber-sound-alike Herbert Ernst Groh and Birmingham-born Webster Booth made their own. Groh’s warm, liquid tenor can be heard in a variety of fine operatic recordings set down between 1931 and 1940, whereas Booth employs his light, personable voice for music from Faust, Rigoletto and Madama Butterfly as well as such ‘cross-over’ perennials as The Rose of Tralee and Macushla. The recordings date from the Thirties and Forties and have been expertly transferred to CD by Michael Dutton.