On the Same Page

On the Same Page

by Stefanie Powers


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On the Same Page

The last time most listeners heard Stefanie Powers even go through the motions of singing was 40 years ago, when she appeared in some unfortunate musical sequences in tandem with Jerry Van Dyke in the comedy Western McLintock! Evidently she does have musical inclinations, which may suit her and her accompanist/arranger/collaborator, Page Cavanaugh, but they only carry her for part of this album. She starts off with the playful "They All Laughed," with a lilt in her voice that carries Powers past her limited range. She is far more successful on the reflective Rodgers & Hart ballad "He Was Too Good to Me," from Simple Simon, where she intones every note like it was written for her. She also acquits herself well on the moodier "Where Are You?" and the lighthearted "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'" (joined by Eddie Collins), and the highlight of the album is "Last Night When We Were Young," rescued from the obscurity of a lost film called Metropolitan. Powers deserves credit for trying to tackle "Ill Wind," and further on into the record she transforms herself into a brassier mode on "Ten Cents a Dance." The dozen songs are done well, though the accompaniment -- piano, guitar, bass, and drums -- is a little more solid than the singing. Powers isn't a great singer, though she has a certain charisma as well as a feeling for much of the repertoire, making this record reasonably worthwhile if not nearly essential listening.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2003
Label: Cd Baby
UPC: 0780014910020
catalogNumber: 91002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stefanie Powers   Primary Artist,Vocals
Page Cavanaugh   Piano
Larry Koonse   Guitar
Jack LeCompte   Drums
David Tull   Drums
Phil Mallory   Bass
John Mayhan   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Page Cavanaugh   Arranger
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Robert Schreiner   Engineer
Randee Saint Nicholas   Cover Photo
Brigitte Schreiner   Engineer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Phil Mallory   Producer
Stefanie Powers   Liner Notes

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