Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Peggy March's first album is classic girl group sound. The uptempo numbers are really catchy and make up for the slower ones. I wish I were a princess should have been a hit. Other numbers that I like are Teasin' and Oh Oh I'm falling in love again, along with the hit I will follow him. I actually got to know Peggy March first from her German material. (She moved to Germany when she became popular there.) I didn't know Oh Oh I'm falling in love again was covered first in English as I have heard the German version a number of times. I need to investigate her Japanese material.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
This is my favorite Helen Merrill album. The word "dream" is used in the title and it definitely implies to the album as the whole thing just has a dreamy atmosphere to it. I was indifferent to Helen Merrill until I heard this album. The song Dream of You has a lovely atmosphere and is just simply gorgeous. The best song on here is Troubled Waters. Wow does she do a good job with this song. It's the best song she recorded and she belts it out meaning every word of the song. This is perfect for night driving which is when I usually listen to jazz. It doesn't work as well during the daytime especially in 110 degree Arizona weather. Gil Evans arranged this album.