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Beverly KenneyBeverly Kenney Sings For Playboys ... CD
Decca/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Around May 20, 2015
A rare Decca album lead by the smoky vocals of Beverly Kenney – a really unique late 50s/early 60s jazz girl who once worked for the Dorsey brothers, the Count Basie Orchestra and others, and only ever cut a handful of albums under her own name! Sings for Playboys is an intimate, sultry batch of tunes that have a really unique feel thanks to the super spare accompaniment of just Ellis Larkins on piano and Joe Benjamin on bass. That approach does a great job of transforming your senses to the smoky, boozy after hours cabaret that must have been in mind when the recordings were conceived. The album only ever appeared briefly in the late 50s before now (possibly because of the unauthorized and quite obvious reference to Playboy Magazine in the title and in the cover photo) but it's sure great to see it reappear – they didn't make a lot records like this in the big band dominated recordings of the era! 12 tracks including "Do It Again", "A Woman's Intuition", "Mama, Do I Gotta?", "A Lover Like You", "A Summer Romance", "It's Magic", and more. CD
 
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VariousJazz Club – Jazz Ladies ... CD
Jazzclub/Verve (Germany), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
The Jazz Ladies here are all pretty hip ones – vocalists from the 50s and 60s who recorded for a variety of labels that include Mercury, Decca, Verve, Philips, and Kapp – presented here in a great blend of familiar and obscure artists! The collection dips way deeper than the usual "old vocalist" sort of set we get over here in the US – and although you'll hear Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in the package, you'll also get work by Sue Raney, Bev Kenney, Rita Reys, and other less-remembered singers. 18 tracks in all – including "They Can't Take That Away From Me" by Peggy Lee, "Undecided" by Beverly Kenney, "A Beautiful Friendship" by Sue Raney, "Give Me The Simple Life" by Carmen McRae, "Deed I Do" by Rosemary Clooney, "You Hit The Spot" by Ella Fitzgerald, "A Fine Romance" by Margaret Whiting, "Mack The Knife" by Shirley Horn, "My Funny Valentine" by Rita Reys, and "Rhode Island Is Famous For You" by Blossom Dearie. CD
(Small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)
 
 
 
 



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