With a Song in My Heart

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Nearly all the songs in Wesla Whitfield's CD of songs by Rodgers and Hart or Hart and Rodgers, as she prefers to emphasize the considerable gifts of the lyricist have been recorded countless times by jazz singers, not even tabulating similar songbooks devoted to one of Broadway's most gifted songwriting partnerships. But Whitfield makes sure she includes every commonly omitted verse, utilizing her powerful alto to mesh with pianist and husband Mike Greensill's innovative arrangements to add her own touch to each of the songs. Her inflections in the bittersweet "Spring Is Here" add a new depth to an already emotional song, while Greensill's perky chart of "This Can't Be Love"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Nearly all the songs in Wesla Whitfield's CD of songs by Rodgers and Hart or Hart and Rodgers, as she prefers to emphasize the considerable gifts of the lyricist have been recorded countless times by jazz singers, not even tabulating similar songbooks devoted to one of Broadway's most gifted songwriting partnerships. But Whitfield makes sure she includes every commonly omitted verse, utilizing her powerful alto to mesh with pianist and husband Mike Greensill's innovative arrangements to add her own touch to each of the songs. Her inflections in the bittersweet "Spring Is Here" add a new depth to an already emotional song, while Greensill's perky chart of "This Can't Be Love" showcases Whitfield's playfulness. The phenomenal bassist Michael Moore adds a lot to this session as well; his matchless arco bass introduces the medley of "My Romance," which segues into the lively but neglected "Johnny One Note." While the productive partnership of Hart and Rodgers or Rodgers and Hart for hard-headed traditionalists is unlikely to be matched in the history of songwriting, the partnership of Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill is an extremely successful musical marriage that is always a delight to hear.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/1999
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375704025
  • Catalog Number: 757040
  • Sales rank: 372,217

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wesla Whitfield Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Michael Moore Bass
Michael Greensill Piano
Technical Credits
Wesla Whitfield Liner Notes
Phil Edwards Engineer, Remixing
Michael Greensill Arranger
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes
Michael Moore Arranger
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What's all the fuss over Weslia? Da Da

    I don't know if i'm a creditable reviewer or not, but I have been around music all my life (58 years). I do know what I like in music and what I don't like. As far as this cd goes, it does not ignite me with the performances offered here. The repertoire offered was a good one, but there is something missing. Perhaps the arrangements were the culpert. Perhaps there were intangible things involved, but this cd is not the one for me. All music is not for everyone, some people will like one thing and others will like something else. Thank God for our freedom to choose!

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