King Pleasure And Annie Ross
These are the seminal sessions in vocalese which spawned a whole host of singers--including Manhattan Transfer--working in this style today. Taking Eddie Jefferson's lead, King Pleasure developed his own style and material in the idiom. Noteworthy is the participation of Jon Hendricks as singer and co-lyricist on "Don't Get Scared," Pleasure's version of a Swedish recording by Stan Getz.
Following in the wake of Jefferson and Pleasure was Annie Ross, later to team up with Hend… MORE