Saturday, April 27, 2019
This Jasmine Records release focuses on Dolores Hawkins' singles throughout the 50's. The songs kind of remind me of rockabilly, not really what Wanda Jackson was doing but more like Ella Mae Morse's attempts. Dolores sounds like a cool school singer which makes sense since she worked with Gene Krupa and Roy Eldridge, two people the legendary jazz singer Anita O'Day worked with. Hawkins later did a standards album which I wasn't surprised to find out. It's been released on Fresh Sound Records. I'll have to listen to that sometime.