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April 22, 2009

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Red Colm O'Sullivan

I love her singing "I'll Take Romance"? You know it?

claudio

Bravo!
She could sing in any style like the best ones.
I'm sure you know her bolero records with Los Panchos. She sang bolero as well as the best specialist, and very often better.

Harry Crosby

You think "hipper" Gorme and La Streisand would have made a team, eh? I guess you must be a Jane Monheit fan too. Three brassy divas for the Jazz Hall of Fame... I choose Bennett (yes, even with Evans).

Terry

Slow day, Marc?

John Cooper

A skilled and competent singer, but even now as I listen to her up there, I hear her as a 'show biz' singer trying to sound hip.

BTW - She was with Tex Beneke's band in the early 50s. There's a CD available.

seventyeights

I have that CD and it is one of my favorites.
Listening to her on this album,you knew she would be a star.
I go back as a Steve and Eydie fan to 1952
when Steve's first recording of "Poinciana" was in the juke box in the corner luncheonette
where I hung out in Brooklyn,N.Y.
And of course beside seeing them live many times,there's always the Steve Allen show.

Mike

Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm for a singer not at all associated with jazz. I've disliked the way she so often has to have a big showoff ending for the songs she sings. If I come across that twofer of hers that you show, I will definitely give it a listen.

John Salmon

Eydie by herself-cool.

Eydie plus Steve-unlistenable.

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