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Lady Soul

CD (Item 640457) Atco (Japan), 1962/1963 — Condition: New Copy
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One of the few albums ever issued by female alto player Vi Redd – a really unique artist, and a greatly overlooked talent from the time! Vi's got a wonderfully warm approach – and she often sings in addition to playing alto sax – with this vocal style that's really great, and completely charming! There's a slight rasp to both Vi's horn and her voice – which gives the record a soulful presence that's undeniable – and that kind of unique feel that we might link with Trudy Pitts – not because the pair share an instrument, but because as female players, perhaps they were a bit more able to break free from the usual constraints. The track list includes a lot of lesser known tracks like "Yours", "This Love of Mine", and "Your Love is Like the Wind" – plus a Redd original, "Lady Soul".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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