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That Satin Doll

CD (Item 640472) Atlantic (Japan), 1957 — Condition: New Copy
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Quite an unusual record from singer Carol Stevens – a singer who often vocalizes wordlessly, in an eerie, haunting way that's really compelling! Carol's got a breathy voice, and if she was singing the words, she'd no doubt come off as a bit of a sexpot – but here, working with arrangements from Phil Moore, her approach is much more fluid and evocative – kind of a tuneful humming that's really not scatting, and more just melodic vocalizations alongside the instrumental backing. The approach is similar to one used by Moore on some of his more ambitious exotic albums of the 50s – but here, it's nicely restrained and a fair bit jazzy – really great overall, and almost with a late nite, barroom sort of feel. Instrumentation features nice work from Herbie Mann on flute, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Don Elliott on trumpet – plus a bit of piano from Moore. Titles include "Mood For You", "Lurelei", "At Last", "Tender As A Rose", "Romance In The Dark", "Lying In The Hay", and "I'm Playing With Fire".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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