Sultry Ladies Of Jazz CD (2001)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview


Label Hindsight
SKU 60474881
UPC 014921062429
UPC 14 00014921062429
Format CD
Release Date 4/17/2001
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer Bob Edmondson
CatalogID 624
Lable Name Hindsight
Released 04/17/2001
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00014921062429
Album Notes and Credits
Performers include: Sarah Vaughan, June Christy, Rosemary Clooney.
Personnel: Irene Kral, Jeri Southern, Joanie Sommers, Julie London, June Christy, Lorez Alexandria, Anita O'Day, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Eliot Tiegel.
The Hindsight label has pulled together a collection of performances by some of this country's most engaging interpreters of American popular song. While sultry may be somewhat of an exaggeration, certainly each of these singers puts everything into these classic standards. Some of the participants are best known as jazz singers, such as Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan. Others, including Julie London and Joanie Sommers, are better known as pop singers, although Sommers made occasional forays into the jazz arena. Here she is joined by Shelly Manne & His Men. Others defy classification, such as the inestimable Jeri Southern and the underappreciated Irene Kral and June Christy. Most of the cuts come not from well-known studio recordings, but from transcriptions or other fairly rare sources. The two pieces by Rosemary Clooney are from her 1951-1952 pop days, and are radio transcriptions. London is truly sultry as she joins the Les Brown Band in 1957 for "Tall Boy." Another factor that puts this compilation several cuts above similar collections is that the performances were made when these singers were at the top of their form and were typically backed by top jazz artists. McRae is at her jazzy, swinging best on two tracks from a 1963 recording with the Norman Simmons Trio. Especially bright gems on this album are the two offerings from Lorez Alexandria, a singer who was never given accolades commensurate with her smooth and skillful way with a song. This compilation is simply loaded with outstanding, hard to find performances, making it a must for those who look to the vocal genre for their musical satisfaction. ~ Dave Nathan
Disc 1
1 All Of Me
2 Willow Weep For Me
3 As Long As I Live
4 Detour Ahead
5 I'm Gonna Lock My Heart
6 Tall Boy
7 Best Is Yet To Come, The
8 Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
9 I Concentrate On You
10 You're Blas?
11 Blues
12 I Left My Heart In San Francisco
13 This Year's Crop Of Kisses
14 Don't Worry `Bout Me
15 Be A Sweet Pumpkin
16 This Heart Of Mine
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