Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Soundings 3/13

Friday Soundings - John Gaguine - today featuring female jazz and blues vocalists whose last names begin with "A"

Karrin Allyson - magnificent singer from Kansas City - Everybody's Cryin' Mercy (Mose Allison) - from CD In Blue

Allyson - All I Want, Help Me (both Joni Mitchell) - from CD Wild for You, featuring her favorite pop songs from her youth

Renee Austin - fine blues singer from Texas who first emerged on the Minneapolis blues club scene - Pretend We Never Met (duet w Delbert McClinton), Bury the Hatchet - from the 2003 CD Sweet Talk

Grazyna Auguscik - Polish-born singer now living in Chicago - Sing a Song of Song, Elegia

Ernestine Anderson - from CD Blues, Dues and Love News - You Were Always on My Mind (the Willie Nelson classic, though not written by him), Reach Out (the classic Four Tops song, written by the great Motown songwriting team of Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland, who wrote virtually all of the hit songs for both the Four Tops and the Supremes)

Ann Austin - long-time New England jazz singer finally given a chance to record an album at age 46 on Whaling City records, out of New Bedford, Mass - Tell Me Not to Love You, Lost in Your Eyes (both songs written by her)

Karrin Allyson again - from In Blue - Bye Bye Country Boy (Blossom Dearie), Angel Eyes (Frank Sinatra standard)

Renee Austin again - from her third CD, 2005's Right About Love - Mouth of the Delta, Harder Than It Has to Be, Right About Love - all cowritten by Austin

Patti Austin - from the CD Patti Austin Live, recorded in NYC in 1992 - I Can Cook, Too (from the musical On the Town, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green), Love Is Gonna Getcha

Ernestine Anderson again - this time her jazz singer side - My Funny Valentine (Rodgers and Hart), I'll Be Seeing You (Kahal and Fain)

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