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June Christy – June Sings The Standards (2002/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1 kHz]

June Christy – June Sings The Standards (2002/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 53:07 minutes | 520 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © RevOla

June Christy was an American singer, known for her work in the cool jazz genre and for her silky smooth vocals. After her death, she was hailed as “one of the finest and most neglected singers of her time”. This solid collection may strike June Christy fans as a little ironic because rather than stock her albums with standards the way that most of her peers did, the West Coast jazz vocalist was known for unearthing new and obscure songs. It’s not that Christy neglected standards (in fact she recorded dozens of them over her 12-year run with Capitol Records), it’s just that one gets the feeling that when she sang something like “I’m Glad There Is You” it was because she had something fresh or unique to bring to it. And she does put her own personal and idiosyncratic stamp on 20 of the songs here while two tunes haven’t been recorded enough to become standards (the undeservedly obscure “Cry Like the Wind” and the swing-era novelty “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon”). So, when you add the song selection to the fact that this disc features the vocalist in orchestral, small-group jazz and big-band settings, the disc not only offers a much more complete portrait of the artist than the title suggests, but this is also one of the strongest entries in EMI’s Sings the Standards series.


01 – For All We Know
02 – Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
03 – They Can’t Take That Away From Me
04 – It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
05 – Stompin’ At The Savoy
06 – Baubles, Bangles And Beads
07 – I’m Glad There Is You
08 – Willow Weep For Me
09 – Cry Like The Wind
10 – Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
11 – Swinging On A Star
12 – Give A Little Whistle
13 – When You Wish Upon A Star
14 – Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
15 – How High The Moon
16 – I Get Along Without You Very Well
17 – The Song Is You
18 – The Way You Look Tonight

Recorded between 1950-1963.


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