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October 08, 2010

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Ian Carey

Is it just me, or did she kick her stylistic affectations up a notch over those 9 years? I think she sounds better in '56.

Bill Kirchner

Agreed, Ian. The best way to be hip is not to be "hip". Hopefully this was a passing phase in her career. As I mentioned previously, she did a Jobim album in 1981 that is absent any such excesses.

John P. Cooper

Steve Allen has no accessible legacy any longer, so what is possibly remembered about him was his crazy laugh, THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY, and that ball and chain that seemed to be ever present when he was somewhere.

Johnny Carson gets a lot of lip service, but he has a less accessible legacy than even Steve Allen.

Jack Parr = "who?"

Jurjen Donkers

Check her out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rita-Reys/114169925274026.

Ms. Reys celebrates her 70 years on stage jubilee in 2011.

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