Picks and Pans Review: Take a Little—give a Little

UPDATED 05/13/1985 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/13/1985 at 01:00 AM EDT

Roger Whittaker

Stentorian of tone and solemnly sincere, the Kenya-born Whittaker has developed a substantial career as a mail-order recording artist, kind of a poor man's Slim Whitman. Or maybe Slim is a poor man's Roger Whittaker. Anyway Whittaker, who usually relies on pop-and-folk standards, uses all new material for this album, most of it written by himself and Nick Munro. The lyrics generally sound like a cliché contest: "Love's a game that no one wins/Filled by desire/I played with fire/Now for me the pain begins." Then there's the attempt to rhyme became with jet'aime. The orchestrations to all this sound fine (Chet Atkins produced four of the tracks). Whittaker, though, is relentlessly overdone and unconvincing. (RCA)

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