Betty Roché


Singin' And Swingin'

  • Release Date: 17 Jul 1992
  • OJCCD-1718-2

Betty Roché’s one-time employer, Duke Ellington, once called his featured female vocalist "an unforgettable singer. . . 30 years ahead of her time." Now, over 30 years after this album was recorded (her first of two for Prestige), we have on CD nine excellent reasons for Ellington's encomium. Roché (1920–1999) had just moved back to New York after a West Coast sojourn when she met guitarist Bill Jennings, who brought her to Prestige and arranged all of the … MORE