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Frances FayeFrances Faye Sings Folk Songs ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A surprisingly great set that features Francis Faye singing jazz renditions of older folk songs – one of the first such sessions of its type (the genre would become more popular a few years later), and done with an approach that has the songs all re-tuned for a 50s modern ear by Russ Garcia, who handled arrangements for the set. Howard Roberts plays a nicely raspy guitar at the bottom of some of the backings, giving them a slightly folksy flourish, but Garcia's mostly using a four-trombone frontline to push the jazz component of the tunes. Includes versions of "Frankie & Johnny", "Clementine", "Three Ravens", "Go Way From My Window", "St James Infirmary", "John Henry", and "Greensleeves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit during the medley on Side A. Cover has center splits in the spine and bottom seam, looks nice otherwise.)

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Frances FayeNo Reservations ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good- ... $4.99
No Reservations is quite an unusual little set for the time – as it's a bit looser and less structured than most other vocal dates – very much in the spirit of Faye's famous performances in clubs, with a gritty, personal approach to the music that's really great. The orchestrations are relatively loose – often holding back to let Faye lead the way on vocals and piano, as she steps up and moves back her level of energy in some very unusual interpretations of the tunes. 12 titles in all, including the striking original "You're Heavenly", plus "Mad About The Boy", "Drunk With Love", "The Man I Love", "Night & Day", "A Hundred Years From Today", and "Miss Otis Regrets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover is very nice overall, but has a small bit of clear tape in one corner.)
 
 
 



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