Rare work from British singer Rosemary Squires
– a vocalist we hardly know at all, but one who really stands out strongly in these excellent 60s recordings! Rosemary
's got a mature, sophisticated style that's very much the best female mode of the time – that all-adult style of singing that was emerging in the 60s – kind of post-pop, post-torch – not afraid to show off its charms when needed, but very self-possessed of its other strengths as well. The arrangements often help Squires
hit this mature mode quite well – handled by UK talents Wally Stott, Ken Thorne, John Gregory, and Robert Mandell – and the choice of material is mostly older numbers, but taken into very fresh territory by these talents – hardly just a batch of musty evergreens, and instead remade into vehicles for a new sort of expression. Titles include "I've Got You Under My Skin", "The Shining Sea", "Do It Again", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Just In Time", "But Not For Me", "Whatever Lola Wants", and "Till There Was You".