Intimate Miss Christy

The Intimate Miss Christy

by June Christy
     
 
On June Christy's excellent run of albums for Capitol Records the vocalist was most often backed by Pete Rugolo's complex orchestral charts or by small, freewheeling jazz groups led by her husband, Bob Cooper. So The Intimate Miss Christy is a special treat for her fans as it

Overview

On June Christy's excellent run of albums for Capitol Records the vocalist was most often backed by Pete Rugolo's complex orchestral charts or by small, freewheeling jazz groups led by her husband, Bob Cooper. So The Intimate Miss Christy is a special treat for her fans as it finds the cool blonde singer backed only by Al Viola's guitar and Don Bagley's bass (though a flutist sits in on a few tracks). This guitar/bass-only approach was first popularized by Julie London and went on to be utilized by many other singers during this era. The backing not only suits the laid-back, cool jazz approach of June Christy perfectly, but it also means that the singer is never forced to strain too hard, as she sometimes did when working with the experimentally inclined Pete Rugolo. And while the vocalist usually put a dark emotional spin on her ballad readings, this album is definitely aimed more toward romantic entanglements than romantic regrets. The Intimate Miss Christy may be a fireside makeout album, but it's one that merits repeated listens even when the embers die out.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2006
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0094636980027
catalogNumber:
69800

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

June Christy   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jonah Jones   Trumpet
Bud Shank   Flute
Don Bagley   Bass
Viola   Guitar
Teddy Brannon   Piano
John Brown   Bass
George Foster   Drums
Bud Legge   Flute

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
J. Bock   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
M. Gordon   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ron McMaster   Remixing
Leo Robin   Composer
James Gavin   Liner Notes
Bill T. Miller   Producer
Clifford Grey   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer

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