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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Here is a real obscurity. Laurie Allyn sang jazz in Chicago in the mid-'50s and made this one recording for the Mode label. Unfortunately a week later the label ceased operations, and although this set was listed in its catalogs, it was not released for the first time until 47 years later. Allyn, who would later go by the name of Didi Pierce, apparently never recorded another jazz date, and that is a pity. Her voice is small but quite expressive, cool but inwardly emotional. Her choice of notes is excellent and she draws listeners into the music. Accompanied by a string orchestra on eight selections and a brass section on four others, with all of the numbers arranged by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Here is a real obscurity. Laurie Allyn sang jazz in Chicago in the mid-'50s and made this one recording for the Mode label. Unfortunately a week later the label ceased operations, and although this set was listed in its catalogs, it was not released for the first time until 47 years later. Allyn, who would later go by the name of Didi Pierce, apparently never recorded another jazz date, and that is a pity. Her voice is small but quite expressive, cool but inwardly emotional. Her choice of notes is excellent and she draws listeners into the music. Accompanied by a string orchestra on eight selections and a brass section on four others, with all of the numbers arranged by Marty Paich, Allyn is in superior form on such songs as "You Go to My Head," "Easy Living," a slow version of "The More I See You," and "Where Are You." Trumpeter Don Fagerquist, guitarist Al Viola, and pianist Paich are major assets in the backup bands. This ballad-oriented set is well worth acquiring by fans of 1950s jazz-influenced vocalists; some of the singing particularly on "I'll Never Smile Again" is quite haunting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2004
  • Label: Vsop Records
  • UPC: 722937111122
  • Catalog Number: 111
  • Sales rank: 171,635

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Laurie Allyn Primary Artist, Vocals
Herbie Harper Trombone
Mel Lewis Percussion, Drums
Red Mitchell Bass, Double Bass
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Lee Katzman Trumpet
Al Viola Guitar
Felix Slatkin Violin, Concert Master, Soloist
Frank Beach Trumpet
George Berres Violin
Pete Carpenter Trombone
Stella Castellucci Harp
Alvin Dinkin Viola
Don Fagerquist Trumpet, Soloist
Ed Leddy Trumpet
Marvin Limonick Violin
Marty Paich Piano, Celeste, Leader
Alexander Neiman Viola
Irma Neumann Violin
George Roberts Trombone, Bass Trombone
Paul Shure Violin
Vincent DeRosa French Horn
Eleanor Slatkin Cello
Joachim Chassman Violin
Technical Credits
Dave Pell Cover Photo
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Peter DeRose Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
John Golden Mastering
Mack Gordon Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Bones Howe Engineer
Marty Paich Arranger
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Red Clyde Audio Production
Harold Adamson Composer
Gordon Clifford Composer
Benny Davis Composer
Ruth Lowe Composer
Alfred Markus Composer
Fritz Rotter Composer
Peter Jacobson Liner Notes
J.J. Golden Mastering
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