Friday, September 28, 2018

For the first time Shelley Moore


Shelley Moore - For the First Time... This is a nice obscure 60's jazz album. She wrote some songs but mostly it's standards. The highlights are Twilight and For the First Time. Like with a lot of jazz vocal artists who only did an album or two in the 50's and 60's it's only available as a Japanese import.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ghosts Susan Jacks


Susan Jacks - Ghosts I'm a huge fan of The Poppy Family which Susan Jacks was a member of. This is the second solo album I own from her. Her solo career is not as good as The Poppy Family material nevertheless I am still curious about it. The review on rateyourmusic was right when they described this hideous cover. This is a good album though. I like All the Tea in China, Ghosts in your mind, and her cover of Elusive Butterfly. She redoes Beyond the Clouds which she did with The Poppy Family. Her ex-husband Terry Jacks (member of The Poppy Family too) who sang the hit Seasons in the Sun produced and arranged this album.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Cheryl Poole Cheryl


Cheryl Poole - Cheryl Ignore the awful cover. This is a good obscure country artist. The prices on Ebay are outrageous. $200? I bought mine on Musicstack for $30 so I suggest you shop around. She's a pretty sassy singer. I like Three Playing Love the best and that was the hit. The Skin's gettin' closer to the bone is the second best song. She writes a number of the tunes here. I wonder what happened to her.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Julie is her name Julie London


Julie London - Julie Is Her Name I've read jazz books put down Julie London saying people just bought it for the pin-up covers. True Julie London was gorgeous and the covers were fun. However Julie was a talented singer. She didn't belt out her numbers. She caressed them. This was her debut and one of her best. Cry me a River is the best song here, written for her by a friend. It was covered by many other artists in its time. Some were entirely different like Marie Knight's R & B version. (I reviewed her cd earlier.) Julie's rendition of I should care is also amazing. I remember when I was in my early 20's and just discovering old vocal jazz. I was playing Julie London on the turntable and my dad said impressed, "Julie London! That's from my time." Good memory. Anyway, this record is worth checking out.