This Is Ernie Andrews

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Ernie Andrews' first record for the Dot label is a fine piece of jazz-blues in the vein of Joe Williams or Jimmy Rushing, and it's a puzzle why he wasn't accorded respect to match his obvious talent. He possessed a higher register than Al Hibbler or Johnny Hartman but still featured their rich tone, and was closest to Billy Eckstine but, on this album, sang much more expressively than Eckstine. Recording with a band led by Ernie Freeman or an organ trio headed by Tyrone Parsons, Andrews swings the blues in a manner that leans as much toward soul as vocal jazz. The opener "Why" could have appeared on a James Brown LP of the era without too much of a stretch; the standards ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Ernie Andrews' first record for the Dot label is a fine piece of jazz-blues in the vein of Joe Williams or Jimmy Rushing, and it's a puzzle why he wasn't accorded respect to match his obvious talent. He possessed a higher register than Al Hibbler or Johnny Hartman but still featured their rich tone, and was closest to Billy Eckstine but, on this album, sang much more expressively than Eckstine. Recording with a band led by Ernie Freeman or an organ trio headed by Tyrone Parsons, Andrews swings the blues in a manner that leans as much toward soul as vocal jazz. The opener "Why" could have appeared on a James Brown LP of the era without too much of a stretch; the standards "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" and "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" are taken at a suitably relaxed pace, and Andrews stretches out on the Bird tribute "Parker's Mood."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602498818671
  • Catalog Number: 000467402
  • Sales rank: 350,106

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ernie Andrews Primary Artist, Vocals
Rene Hall Guitar
Earl Palmer Drums
Ernie Freeman Combo Conductor
Jerome Aka Tyrone Parsons Parsons Organ
Technical Credits
Tom Mack Producer
Les Carter Producer
Hank Cicalo Engineer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Frederick Loewe Composer
Ernie Freeman Combo Arranger
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