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Beauty & The Beard

LP (Item 606651) RCA, 1963 — Condition: Used
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Just to get things straight: Ann's the Beauty and Al's the Beard – and they're paired together in this surprisingly tasty set that stands as one of Ann's jazziest albums for RCA! Part of the strength is from arranger Marty Paich, who has Al's trumpet and Ann's voice working with a small group that includes Red Norvo on vibes and Al Hendrickson on guitar. Tunes are a bit laidback, especially for Ann – and titles include "Mutual Admiration Society", "Personality", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Little Boy", and "The Best Man". (Original mono pressing – in great shape! Back cover has a promo sticker.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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