Thursday, September 17, 2015

some jazz singers and Buffy Sainte-Marie: Saturday Music Club on Thursday

Chris Connor: "Lonely Woman" (courtesy Jim C.)

Jeanne Lee and Ran Blake: "A Taste of Honey"

Abbey Lincoln: "Lonely House"

Blossom Dearie: "Lucky to Be Me"

Freda Payne: "Feeling Good"

Aretha Franklin: "Trouble in Mind"

Lola Albright: "How High the Moon"

Carmen McRae: "Just a Little Lovin'"

Betty Carter and Ray Charles: "People Will Say We're in Love"

Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington: "Unconditional Love"

Buffy Sainte-Marie on To Tell the Truth (with Victoria Racimo as another panelist)


Jim C. said...

Some great selections here. Thanks for reminding me about the Ray Charles and Betty Carter date, and I had no idea Lola Albright could sing.

Charlie Ricci said...

Thanks. I haven't thought about Buffy St. Marie in a long time. It was good to hear her again.

Todd Mason said...

Jim--yeah, thanks...and again for noting the Connor side. Albright recoded a couple of albums with a Mancini orchestra as a result of PETER GUNN...don't know how many of Shorty Rogers's Giants played on those dates.

Charlie--she's an old favorite of mine, and a discussion of her career on today's NEVER NOT FUNNY had me looking at some clips, including this one.

Rick Robinson said...

That's far from the best by Chris Conner, I think. I wonder how well that album sold, in comparison to her earlier ones? For some reason I was under the impression that Albright was lip-syncing on the show and another singer did the actual singing. Maybe I'm thinking of someone else. That clip made me want to watch the Gunn programs again.

Todd Mason said...

I know you're not the biggest Ornette Coleman fan, Rick, but I do love what Connor does with the song version. Yeah, I double-checked before attributing the reading to Albright...apparently it was is rather sad how little high-profile work most of the GUNN cast got later. I'm not sure you've met Shorty?

Todd Mason said...

As IMDb has it about Albright:
Inherited her singing talents from her parents, both evangelistic singers; started in films as an MGM singing extra, in The Pirate (1948), Easter Parade (1948) and The Unfinished Dance (1947).