Fred Astaire, Let’s Face The Music

Lenny Kaye

By Lenny Kaye

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Fred Astaire is hardly hailed for his voice, though one might say that his dancing was as come-hither as anything he could maneuver through his vocal chords. Nonetheless, he embodied the crooner uniform of "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails," and his "Dream Dancing" and "Fascinating Rhythm" underscore such bee-you-tiful songs as "The Way You Look Tonight." As Fred advises, "Let's Face the Music and Dance," tap-tip-toe.