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People That You Never Get to Love
     

The People That You Never Get to Love

by Susannah McCorkle
 
One of the most enduring of the new cabaret singers who emerged in the 1970s, Susannah McCorkle surrounds herself with top-flight jazz musicians on her recordings, although she is far from a died-in-the-wool jazz singer herself. The excellent musicianship and jazz ambience do account for much of the success of McCorkle's best work, including this lovely 1977 recording

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One of the most enduring of the new cabaret singers who emerged in the 1970s, Susannah McCorkle surrounds herself with top-flight jazz musicians on her recordings, although she is far from a died-in-the-wool jazz singer herself. The excellent musicianship and jazz ambience do account for much of the success of McCorkle's best work, including this lovely 1977 recording. The material McCorkle covers is eclectic, yet she finds ways of making it all sound as if it were written specifically for her. Among the diverse composers represented are Dave Frishberg, Lerner and Loewe, Blossom Dearie, Irving Berlin, Oscar Brown Jr., Neil Sedaka, and Rupert Holmes, who penned the exceptional title tune, which McCorkle helped make a modern standard. McCorkle is the perfect singer for those who like their cabaret on the jazzy -- but not too jazzy -- side of things.

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After recording three "songbooks," the superb singer Susannah McCorkle performed 14 songs by as many composers on this Jazz Alliance CD reissue. Although there are a few older tunes (such as "The Lady's in Love with You," "I Won't Dance," and "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face"), McCorkle emphasizes newer material including songs by Blossom Dearie ("Bye Bye Country Boy"), Oscar Brown, Jr. ("The Call of the City"), Dave Frishberg (the obscure "Foodophobia"), and a tune that stayed in her repertoire, "The People That You Never Get to Love." With fine backup work from pianist Keith Ingham, guitarist Al Gafa, bassist Steve LaSpina, and drummer Joe Cucuzzo, Susannah McCorkle (who never recorded a weak album) showed off her versatility without losing her strong musical personality, purpose, and charm.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/1997
Label:
Jazz Alliance
UPC:
0727489003420
catalogNumber:
10034
Rank:
173278

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