Barbara Lea

Barbara Lea

Barbara Lea
  • CAT # OJCCD-1713-2

    1. Nobody Else But Me 5:03
    2. Where Have You Been 3:28
    3. I'm Coming Virginia 3:21
    4. Honey In The Honeycomb 2:46
    5. Thursday's Child 2:24
    6. I've Got A Pocket Full Of Dreams 1:20
    7. My Honey's Lovin' Arms 2:43
    8. I Had Myself A True Love 3:44
    9. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You 3:11
    10. I Feel At Home With You 2:33
    11. Baltimore Oriole 3:33
    12. Blue Skies 5:19
    13. I Feel At Home With You (Alternate Take) 2:44
    14. A Straw Hat Full Of Lilacs 2:45

People like Barbara Lea are one reason the concept "jazz singer" is so hard to pin down. While clearly a product of the pop and show tune world, Lea has a relaxed delivery and natural phrasing that recall Lee Wiley, plus excellent taste in material and an ability to fit comfortably into a mainstream instrumental context. These traits, which have been displayed more recently in the revived career of Rosemary Clooney, worked for Lea in 1956, with an assist from trumpeter Johnny Windhurst and his quintets. This CD includes, as bonus tracks, one very different alternate take ("I Feel at Home with You") plus the previously-on-45-only "A Straw Hat Full of Lilacs."

with Johnny Windhurst, Dick Cary, Richard Lowman, Al Hall, Osie Johnson, Al Casamenti

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with Dick Cary, Johnny Windhurst, Ernie Caceres, Garvin Bushell, Adele Girard, Al Casamenti, Al Hall, Osie Johnson, Jimmy Lyon, Jimmy Raney… More