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Boxset / Compilation · 2012

Filed under Vocal Jazz
By BEVERLY KENNEY

Tracklist

CD 1
01. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
(R.Rodgers-O.Hammerstein II) 2:09
02. Tis’ Autumn (Henry Nemo) 2:29
03. Looking for a Boy (G. & I. Gershwin) 2:19
04. I’ll Know My Love (Greensleeves)
(Lee Jones-Budy Kaye) 2:34
05. Destination Moon (Roy Alfred-Mark Fisher) 2:21
06. Ball and Chain (Sweet Lorraine)
(Cliff Burwell-Michael Parish) 3:02
07. Almost Like Being In Love
(Alan J. Lerner-Frederick Loewe) 2:08
08. Stairway to the Stars
(Parish-Malneck-Signorelli) 2:46
09. There Will Never Be Another You
(Harry Warren-Mack Gordon) 2:12
10. This Little Town Is Paris (Milton Schwartz) 3:10
11. Moe’s Blues (Morgana King) 2:16
12. Snuggled on Your Shoulder
(Joe Young-Carmen Lombardo) 2:28
13. Give Me the Simple Life (Bloom-Ruby) 2:19
14. I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
(Sammy Cahn-Jules Styne) 2:58
15. Trolley Song (Martin-Blane) 1:52
16. Violets for My Furs (Adair-Dennis) 2:53
17. This Can’t Be Love (Rodgers-Hart) 1:47
18. Scarlet Ribbons (Segal-Danzig) 1:57
19. If I Were a Bell (F. Loesser) 2:08
20. Why Try to Change Me Now
(Coleman-McCarthy) 3:33
21. Swinging on a Star (Burke-Van Heusen) 3:01
22. You Go to My Head (Gillespie-Coots) 2:38
23. It Ain’t Necessarily So (G. & I. Gershwin) 1:32
24. You Make Me Feel So Young
(Gordon-Myrow) 2:10

CD 2
01. Nobody Else But Me (Hammerstein-Kern) 3:17
02. The More I See You (Gordon-Warren) 3:03
03. Old Buttermilk Sky (Brooks-Carmichael) 2:43
04. I Never Has Seen Snow (Arlen-Capote) 3:51
05. A Fine Romance (Fields-Kern) 2:52
06. Who Cares What People Say
(Jerome-Scholl) 2:34
07. Makin’ Whoopee (Donaldson-Kahn) 2:03
08. The Charm of You (Cahn-Styne) 2:31
09. Isn’t This a Lovely Day? (Berlin) 3:04
10. Mairzy Doats (Drake-Hoffman-Livingston) 2:46
11. My Kind of Love
(Holdeman-Sherman-Trace) 2:25
12. Can’t Get Out of this Mood
(Loesser-McHugh) 2:46
13. Gay Chicks 2:24
14. Tea for Two 2:50
15. The Things We Did Last Summer 2:36
16. That’s All 2:39
17. A Foggy Day 1:54
18. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top 1:50
19. Ball and Chain (Sweet Lorraine) 2:05
20. There Will Never Be Another You 1:35
21. Moe’s Blues 1:47
22. Snuggled on Your Shoulder 2:07
23. Can’t Get Out of this Mood (false start) 0:20
24. Can’t Get Out of this Mood 2:21
25. Surrey with the Fringe on Top 1:51
26. Violets for Your Furs 2:13
27. Mountain Greenery 1:31
28. Almost Like Being In Love 2:05

Line-up/Musicians

Personnel on "Sings for Johnny Smith":
Beverly Kenney (vcl), accompanied by
Bob Pancoast (p, celeste),
Johnny Smith (g),
Knobby Totah (b),
Mousie Alexander (d).

Recorded in New York City, 1955

Personnel on "Come Swing With Me":
Beverly Kenney (vcl), accompanied by
Ralph Burns’ Orchestra: Nick Travis (tp), Urbie Green (tb), Julius Watkins (Frh), Al Epstein (cl), Sam Marowitz (as), George Berg, Danny Bank (bs), Moe Wechsler (p), Billy Bauer, Barry Galbraith (g), Janet Putnam (harp), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d), Ted Sommer (bongo).

Recorded in New York City, May, 1956

Personnel on "Sings with Jmmy Jones...":
Beverly Kenney (vcl), with
Joe Newman (tp),
Frank Wess (ts, fl),
Jimmy Jones (p, arr),
Freddie Green (g),
Eddie Jones (b),
Jo Jones (d).

Recorded in New York City, 1957

About this release

Fresh Sound FSRCD 720_2 (Spain)

CD 1, tracks #1-12 from the 12" album
"Beverly Kenney Sings for Johnny Smith"
(Royal Roost LP 2206)

CD 1, tracks #13-24 from the 12" album
"Come swing With Me" (Royal Roost LP 2212)

CD 2, tracks #1-12 from the 12" album
"Beverly Kenney Sings With Jimmy Jones
And the Basie-Ites" (Royal Roost LP 2218)

CD 2, track #13 was recorded by Beverly Kenney early in her career as part of a tap dance instruction recording. Labeled on the original 78 rpm as "Gay Chicks," the song is in fact a pop tune based on an old African-American saying, "A Chicken Ain't Nothing' But a Bird."

CD 2, tracks #18-24 are duet versions (vocal and piano) of tunes also recorded for the Royal Roost label and included on CD 1, tracks #1,6,9,11,12 and CD 2, track #12.

Thanks to snobb for the addition

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