Saturday, December 29, 2007
Diane's third CD, "You Inspire Me," re-issued in Japan! With a new cover, AND a new bonus track featuring the singer, with the great seven-string-guitarist Howard Alden - that makes EIGHT guitarists playing on this wonderful CD. Other players include: Gene Bertoncini, Paul Bollenback, John Hart, Romero Lubambo, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Jack Wilkins.
Titles include Frankie duetting with himself, thanks to overdubs, on "Adios" -- plus "Hello Young Lovers", "Impossible", "Next Time", "So In Love", "Speak Low", "The Only One", "A Wonderful Day Like Today", and "The Rules Of The Road". CD also features the bonus track "Samantha" -- dedicated to the lead character in Bewitched! All arranged and conducted by jazz great Marty Paich.
From Dick Noel, a singer who scored big early in his career while working for the Ray Anthony band, but then eventually disappeared into a quiet life of singing radio jingles while living in Chicago! This 1980s album was done in collaboration with pianist Larry Novak. The mixture of vocals and piano is handled wonderfully in the production -- spare and spacious enough to let Noel's maturing vocals find just the right approach on this batch of well-chosen tunes. Titles include "Once Upon A Summertime", "Why Did I Choose You", "My Own Space", "Emily", "A Time For Love", "Send In The Clowns", and "Here's That Rainy Day". Linder notes by Mel Torme.
The only full album ever recorded by Flo Bennett, a singer who started in Denver, moved to LA in the 1950s, and carved out a successful career as a demo singer for songwriters. This is her only commercial recording. Arranged by Ernie Freeman, and featuring such jazz notables as Plas Johnson, and Irving Ashby. A mix of standards (“You Turned the Tables on Me” etc.) and never-before-recorded Bennett song discoveries.
ALL AVAILABLE FROM DUSTY GROOVE
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Monday, December 17, 2007
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Sunday, December 9, 2007
Last December 15 in Tokyo, SSJ artist Pinky Winters performed at the city's TUC Club. The recorded results of that occasion were released on her 2007 CD World on a String: Pinky Winters Sings Sinatra Live in Tokyo. Several tracks, however, were not included on the album, namely---given the December performance date--- those of a seasonal holiday nature. Here is one of those songs, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas."
Posted by Bill Reed at 9:03 PM