Saturday, September 21, 2019

Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan - Life and Death (and Almost Everything Else). I enjoyed reading the liner notes for this collection. They were a country duo whose career was going nowhere until they decided to write bizarre songs. They had a hit with "Tennessee Bird Walk" but my favorite is "Fire Hydrant 79". Everyone on the internet says they sound like Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood but I think they've got their own thing. I also recommend OMNI's second collection of this talented duo as well.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Gloria Lynne Try a Little Tenderness

Gloria Lynne - Try a Little Tenderness I've known the song "Try a Little Tenderness" since I watched Pretty in Pink when I was a kid. I didn't know that it was a jazz standard. Otis Redding really made that song his own and changed it completely. I was curious with how the original sounded and so I bought this. It's pretty and it does work sung in a loving manner. It's just a completely different approach. This song was even sung by Ruth Etting (20's singer) so it is an old song. I liked Gloria Lynne's voice which I found to be very smooth. She's an underrated jazz singer and I will be purchasing more music from her in the future.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Pat Bowie

Pat Bowie - Out of Sight / Feelin' Good! This collection from Jazz Beat Records collects the two jazz albums that this African American singer made in the 60's. She has a distinctive sassy style and voice. She really gets into the words of the songs. I've listened to many versions of "Don't cha go 'way Mad" from jazz singers. This was the first time that I actually paid attention to the words. It's a pretty funny song actually.