June Christy: Ballads For Night People CD Track Listing

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June Christy Ballads For Night People (1959)
Originally Released 1959\nCD Edition Released June 7, 2005\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: The music on this LP (not reissued on CD) features the popular singer June Christy in a ballad-oriented program. She is backed by trombonist Frank Rosolino, a French horn, a sax section, a rhythm section, and a harp, all arranged by her husband, tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper. One in a long string of Christy's Capitol recordings, this fine set (highlighted by "Bewitched," "Do Nothin' 'Till You Hear From Me," "Kissing Bug," and "My Ship") holds its own with the singer's best sets. -- Scott Yanow\n\nAmazon.com Album Description\nJune Christy's pure, languid voice is usually heard in front of an orchestra and a trio, but on "Blues For Night People" her husband, arranger-saxophonist Bob Cooper fashioned beautiful atmospheric arrangements for sextet and tentet. The ten songs include gems by Ellington, Strayhorn and Kurt Weill. Added to the original 1959 album are five songs from Do-Re-Mi recorded two years later in a similar setting. Newly remixed and remastered in 24 bit.\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nJune Christy's exquisite moment, June 8, 2005 \nReviewer: Ben Glenn (The nation's capital) \nThanks to jazz historian and reissue producer extraordinaire Michael Cuscuna, we now have one of June Christy's finest albums, BALLADS FOR NIGHT PEOPLE, once again in print. \n\nBy 1959, Christy was comfortably ensconced at Capitol Records, with a string of superb, ambitious and solid-selling albums, most recorded with collaborator Pete Rugolo, under her belt. With success assured, perhaps by this time, then, she felt free to depart from the Christy-Rugolo mold, because 1959's BALLADS FOR NIGHT PEOPLE finds the singer in the hands of husband Bob Cooper, himself a virtuoso musician and former Kenton player. \n\nClearly, the intimacy that Christy and Cooper shared in their personal lives carried over into this project: the song selection as well as Cooper's delicate arrangements are particularly lovely, even fragile at times, incorporating such elements as flute and harp, and all recorded over a tangible studio silence that is tranquil and deeply romantic. Cooper's arrangements such as those on "My Ship" and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" are a far cry from Rugolo's bold and often blaring charts which at times tip perilously close toward controlled cacophony. \n\nProduction of this reissue is first-rate, with its 24-bit remastering and faithful reproduction of the original album artwork. Notable, too, is Cuscuna's inclusion of 5 Christy tracks from the album DO RE MI which likely would not be a commercially viable reissue on its own (the unfortunate truth). \n\nSo pick up a copy of BALLADS FOR NIGHT PEOPLE. Then go home, dim the lights, pour yourself a drink and explore the sounds of nighttime with June Christy. \n\nHalf.com Album Credits\nBob Cooper, Contributing Artist\nBud Shank Sextet, Contributing Artist\nBill Miller, Producer\n\nAlbum Notes\nIncludes five bonus tracks.\n\nPersonnel: June Christy (vocals); Al Viola (guitar); Kathryn Julye (harp); Bud Shank (flute, alto flute, alto saxophone); Buddy Collette (clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Bob Cooper (clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone); Chuck Gentry (bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet); Norman Benno (oboe, English horn, bassoon); Joe Gordon (trumpet); Vincent DeRosa, Jim Decker (French horn); Frank Rosolino (trombone); Joe Castro (piano); Monty Budwig, Red Callender, Buddy Clark (double bass); Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Stan Levey (drums).\n\nLiner Note Author: Will Friedwald.\n\nRecording information: Capitol Records Studio, Hollywood, CA (08/27/1959); Capitol Records Studio, Hollywood, CA (09/10/1959); Capitol Records Studio, Hollywood, CA (02/02/1961).\n\nArranger: Bob Cooper.
This jazz cd contains 15 tracks and runs 50min 37sec.
Freedb: d90bdb0f


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  1. June Christy - Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (04:56)
  2. June Christy - Night People (03:22)
  3. June Christy - Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (04:08)
  4. June Christy - I Had A Little Sorrow (03:51)
  5. June Christy - I'm In Love (02:46)
  6. June Christy - Shadow Woman (03:14)
  7. June Christy - Kissing Bug (02:43)
  8. June Christy - My Ship (04:00)
  9. June Christy - Don't Get Around Much Anymore (03:00)
  10. June Christy - Make Love To Me (03:08)
  11. June Christy - I Know About Love (Bonus Track) (03:00)
  12. June Christy - Cry Like The Wind (Bonus Track) (02:38)
  13. June Christy - Make Someone Happy (Bonus Track) (03:39)
  14. June Christy - Asking For You (Bonus Track) (02:35)
  15. June Christy - All You Need Is A Quarter (Bonus Track) (03:26)

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