Love Letters

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All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
"Cabaret" has virtually become a generic term describe singers of diverse styles (including witty, sentimental, wistful, sophisticated, soothing, etc.) who put a premium on the lyrics. New York cabaret singer Rondi Charleston, if one has to choose a category, is elegant. However, she has stuck to the script on this first album in choosing her partners for this endeavor. One can virtually count on the promise that the instrumentation on a cabaret singer's album will have, in addition to the piano, strings, English horn, or, as here, oboe and French horn, and some atypical instruments. The harmonica and dulcimer fill the role on this CD. All of these are put to good use in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
"Cabaret" has virtually become a generic term describe singers of diverse styles (including witty, sentimental, wistful, sophisticated, soothing, etc.) who put a premium on the lyrics. New York cabaret singer Rondi Charleston, if one has to choose a category, is elegant. However, she has stuck to the script on this first album in choosing her partners for this endeavor. One can virtually count on the promise that the instrumentation on a cabaret singer's album will have, in addition to the piano, strings, English horn, or, as here, oboe and French horn, and some atypical instruments. The harmonica and dulcimer fill the role on this CD. All of these are put to good use in giving certain songs a distinct accent of their own. Charleston has constructed a program of songs which reflect her reaction to a book of love letters by contemporary writer Michelle Lovric. Charleston uses her clear, pure, wide-ranging soprano to deliver the songs describing various stages of the game of love. Some are familiar, such as "It Had to Be You," "So in Love," and the ultimate lyrical portrayal of the end of a love affair, "Where Do You Start?," perhaps the most heartbreaking tune ever penned. But there are a couple of upbeat expressions of love as well."It Had to Be You" swings along helped considerably by cabaret singers' favorite trumpet player, Glenn Drewes. This is a fun track and a welcome break in the otherwise serious mood. Charleston continues to use her sidemen to her advantage. This time, Lawrence Feldman's tenor noodles underneath on "I've Got You Under My Skin," recalling how Stan Getz supported vocalists from time to time during his career. The LML label continues to bring to the public outstanding practitioners of cabaret, and this album keeps their winning record intact. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2001
  • Label: Lml Music
  • UPC: 711788013129
  • Catalog Number: 131
  • Sales rank: 299,756

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rondi Charleston Primary Artist, Vocals
Ronald Carbone Viola
Robert Carlisle French Horn
Glenn Drewes Trumpet
Lawrence Feldman Tenor Saxophone
Jay Leonhart Bass, Background Vocals
John Redsecker Percussion, Drums
Peter Sanders Cello
Laura Seaton Violin
Mary Wooten Cello
Cenovia Cummins Violin
Christopher Marlowe Piano
Scott Barnes Vocal Director
Ralph Farris Viola
Dean Thomas Dulcimer
Technical Credits
Frank Fagnano Engineer
Brian Holland Composer
Jay Leonhart Arranger
Christopher Marlowe Arranger, Producer
Georgia Dobbins Composer
Lee Lessack Executive Producer
Andy VanDette Mastering
William Garrett Composer
Scott Barnes Producer
Robert Bateman Composer
Rondi Charleston Arranger, Executive Producer
Freddie Gorman Composer
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