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LURLEAN HUNTER

THE VELVET VOICE OF LURLEAN HUNTER

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2 CD set. Lurlean Hunter was, with all her skills, one of the most underappreciated singers in America. Other singers, who held her in universal high regard, were in no doubt as to her quality. A singers' singer, she was revered for her near perfection in vocal styling, technique, and delivery, gifts she blended into a captivating combination. This distinction is self evident in the four albums she recorded during her career: 'Lonesome Gal' 1955, 'Night Life' 1956, 'Stepping Out' 1957, and 'Blue and Sentimental' 1960. On them she is accompanied by orchestras filled by some of the best New York jazz musicians. The skillful writing was provided by a handful of top arrangers, including Quincy Jones, Marion Evans, Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Ernie Wilkins, Phil Moore, and Jimmy Giuffre. All of them with the exception of Cohn and Wilkins also conducted their own scores. Throughout she is refreshingly unselfconscious, her voice strong and firm, her conception mature and intelligent and her phrasing meaningful. Blessed with fantastic intonation, effortless ease and innate musicianship, she also had an innately lyrical approach to the songs she sang, and they flowed out of her like something made of rich velvet, done in exquisite taste.
Songs: (Click note for sample)notes.gif Personnel Details:
 Lonesome Gal- Lonesome Gal
 Alone Together
 It's You Or No One
 You Don't Know What Love Is
 You Make Me Feel So Young
 My Heart And I Decided
 It Never Entered My Mind
 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
 Brief Encounter
 A Stranger In Town
 But Not For Me
 On Green Dolphin Street
 Night Life- Georgia On My Mind
 What A Difference A Day Made
 Have You Met Miss Jones
 That Old Feeling
 It's The Talk Of The Town
 Gentleman Friend
 Night Life
 It Could Happen To You
 Moondrift
 Sunday
 Like Someone In Love
 This Time The Dream's On Me
 Stepping Out- Steppin' Out With My Baby
 Easy To Love
 I Feel So Smoochie
 Kiss Me Again
 Old Devil Moon
 If I Could Be With You
 Blues In The Night
 Nobody's Heart
 You Do Something To Me
 Under A Blanket Of Blue
 Oh! Look At Me Now
 Some Other Time
 Blue And Sentimental- Blue Turning Grey Over You
 If You Could See Me Now
 My Kinda Love
 Crazy He Calls Me
 Just Imagine
 Blue And Sentimental
 The Song Is You
 Then I'll Be Tired Of You
 Fool That I Am
 We'll Be Together Again
 As Long As I Live
Collective Personnel: Al Nevins, Ernie Royal, Urbie Green, Jimmy Buffington, Hal McKusick, Frank Wess, Charlie Fowlkes, Hank Jones, Barry Galbraith, Osie Johnson, Phil Kraus, more
Label: FRESH SOUND
Number: 662
Item Code: 72841
Format: 2-CD
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Dates: (1955-1957)
Price: $26.00  
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