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June Christy: Four Classic Albums (Something Cool / Misty Miss Christy / Gone For The Day / Ballads For Night People) (2CD)

June Christy: Four Classic Albums (Something Cool / Misty Miss Christy / Gone For The Day / Ballads For Night People) (2CD)

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AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic Album series with a re-mastered 2CD release from June Christy, complete with original artwork, liner notes and personnel details
“Something Cool”; “Misty Miss Christy”; “Gone For The Day” and “Ballads For Night People’”
At last, the wait is over, we hear you cry, again! AVID have finally inducted Miss June Christy into our 4 Classic Albums “hall of fame”! Ok so we have taken our time in paying tribute to the great lady, but we wanted to get it right, we wanted to select the best albums that truly captured Miss Christy’s huge vocal talents. And we think with the four selections we have chosen we reached the spot! Shirley Luster, Sharon Leslie and finally using the name that would bring her world-wide renown, June Christy, began her singing career at age just thirteen when she joined the local Illinois orchestra of Bill Oetzel. In 1945 after hearing that Anita O’Day would be leaving the Stan Kenton Orchestra she auditioned and successfully got the gig that would lead her to jazz stardom. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s she played, toured and recorded with the Kenton orchestra and it was while she was still with the outfit that she began her solo recording career. The high regard she was held in can be seen by the incredible line up of jazz musicians who are featured on our four fine selections. The first three are arranged and conducted by her long-time collaborator, the mighty Pete Rugolo (AMSC1176) and the fourth “Ballads For Night People” by her husband Bob Cooper (AMSC1180) who is also heard playing tenor sax and clarinet. Perhaps not surprisingly after her classic album “Something Cool” became a great success, June Christy became known as the singer from the “cool school” which was taking hold on the U.S. West Coast. Musicians you will hear on our selections include the following… Pete Rugolo, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Jimmy Giuffre, Conte Candoli, Russ Freeman, Shelly Manne, Buddy Collette, Frank Rosolino, Maynard Ferguson, John Graas, Red Callender, Stan Levey and Mel Lewis.

1-11: ‘Something Cool’
1. Something Cool
2. It Could Happen To You
3. Lonely House
4. This Time The Dream’s On Me
5. The Night We Called It A Day
6. Midnight Sun
7. I’ll Take Romance
8. A Stranger Called The Blues
9. I Should Care
10. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
11. I’m Thrilled
12-23: ‘Misty Miss Christy’
12. That’s All
13. I Didn’t Know About You
14. Day-Dream
15. Sing Something Simple
16. Maybe You’ll Be There
17. Dearly Beloved
18. ‘Round Midnight
19. A Lovely Way To Spend The Evening
20. The Wind
21. This Year’s Kisses
22. For All We Know
23. There’s No You

1-12: ‘Gone For The Day’
1. It’s So Peaceful In The Country
2. When The Sun Comes Out
3. It’s A Most Unusual Day
4. Interlude
5. Love Turns Winter Into Spring
6. When You Awake
7. Lazy Afternoon
8. When The World Was Young
9. Gone For The Day
10. Lost In A Summer Night
11. Give Me The Simple Life
12. (Love’s Got Me In A) Lazy Mood
13-22: ‘Ballads For Night People’
13. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered
14. Night People
15. Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me
16. I Had A Little Sorrow
17. I’m In Love
18. Shadow Woman
19. Kissing Bug
20. My Ship
21. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
22. Make Love To Me

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