Lullaby of Birdland

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Leading off with their mid-'50s hit "Lullaby of Birdland," this presents an accomplished and buoyant, albeit somewhat sterile, selection of a dozen songs by this jazz vocal octet. Singing entirely in French on this collection, the group offers playful, lightweight material with intricate arrangements mostly by Blossom Dearie, who was also a member careful to balance male and female parts and high and low voices. Although this is 1950s jazz, it's definitely the poppier side of that form, though a hint of Latin influence comes into the picture with "Mambo Italiano." There's some swing to the music, but it's a polite type, of the sort that presents a wide and wholesome ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Leading off with their mid-'50s hit "Lullaby of Birdland," this presents an accomplished and buoyant, albeit somewhat sterile, selection of a dozen songs by this jazz vocal octet. Singing entirely in French on this collection, the group offers playful, lightweight material with intricate arrangements mostly by Blossom Dearie, who was also a member careful to balance male and female parts and high and low voices. Although this is 1950s jazz, it's definitely the poppier side of that form, though a hint of Latin influence comes into the picture with "Mambo Italiano." There's some swing to the music, but it's a polite type, of the sort that presents a wide and wholesome grin. The tracks will remind some listeners of the 1960s records of the Swingle Singers who had considerable popular success in Europe, which is no coincidence, as the Blue Stars of France evolved into that group.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Fivefour
  • EAN: 5013929310629
  • Catalog Number: 6
  • Sales rank: 134,562

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lullaby of Birdland (2:52)
  2. 2 Tout Bas (2:43)
  3. 3 Gina (2:37)
  4. 4 Plus Je T'Embrasse (2:13)
  5. 5 Toute Ma Joie (2:43)
  6. 6 Les Lavandieres du Portugal (2:15)
  7. 7 Mister l'Amour (2:16)
  8. 8 En 1920 (2:35)
  9. 9 Embrasse Moi Bien (2:49)
  10. 10 Lettre a Virginie (3:06)
  11. 11 La Danse du Baiser (2:38)
  12. 12 Mambo Italiano (2:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Blue Stars of France Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Blossom Dearie Arranger
Leonard Feather Liner Notes
Michel Legrand Arranger
George David Weiss Composer
Jean Constantin Composer
Ray Ellington Composer
Roger Lucchesi Composer
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