Two rare sides of jazz vocals from Atlantic! Betty Bennett's 1956 album Nobody Else But Me features arrangements by Shorty Rogers
and Andre Previn – and a nice icy west coast cool style of singing. The tracks are an interesting batch of slighly-exotic numbers, some from shows, and titles include "Sidewalks Of Cuba", "Island In The West Indies", "Tomorrow Mountain", "This Is The Moment", and "Treat Me Rough". Blue & Sentimental is probably the best-ever album by Lurlean Hunter, an obscure bluesy singer from Chicago! Jimmy
Giuffre handled the arrangements, and the record has a bit more polish than some of her other albums. The tracks feature some very nice jazzy arrangements – with Jim Hall on guitar, Jimmy
Jones on piano, and Harry Edison on trumpet. Lurlean's voice is deep and rich, with a sound that's a mix of Ella Fitzgerald and some of the icier singers, like Chris Connor or June Christy. Tracks include "Blue Turning Grey Over You", "Just Imagine", "My Kinda Love", "As Long As I Live", and "The Song Is You".
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