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Track Listing
CD 1
1. TAMPICO
2. IT'S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME
3. I'M GONNA LOVE THAT GUY
4. THAT'S THE STUFF YOU GOTTA WATCH
5. RIDE ON
6. JUST A-SITTIN' AND A-ROCKIN'
7. I DON'T WANT TO BE LOVED
8. NO BABY, NOBODY BUT YOU
9. IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO
10. I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SING THE BLUES
11. SHOO FLY PIE AND APPLE PAN DOWDY
12. PUT THAT RING ON MY FINGER
13. FINE, FINE DEAL
14. MY GUY'S COME BACK
15. GOT A PENNY, JENNY
16. FOUR MONTHS, THREE WEEKS, TWO DAYS, ONE HOUR BLUES
17. RIKA JIKA JACK
18. I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING
19. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
20. HE'S FUNNY THAT WAY
21. AIN'T NO MISERY IN ME
22. I'D BE LOST WITHOUT YOU
23. IT'S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT
24. WILLOW, WEEP FOR ME
25. HIS FEET TOO BIG FOR DE BED
26. DON'T WANT THAT MAN AROUND
CD 2
1. ACROSS THE ALLEY FROM THE ALAMO
2. THE SPIDER AND THE FLY
3. PLEASE BE KIND
4. I GOT IT BAD
5. SOOTHE ME
6. CURIOSITY
7. I TOLD YA I LOVE YA, NOW GET OUT
8. LONELY WOMAN
9. OVER THE RAINBOW
10. HOW HIGH THE MOON
11. THIS IS MY THEME
12. CONFLICT
13. LONESOME ROAD
14. I'LL REMEMBER APRIL
15. IMAGINATION
16. EASY STREET
17. DADDY
18. BABY, BABY ALL THE TIME
19. EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE
20. YOU'RE MINE, YOU
21. WE KISS IN A SHADOW
22. COME TO THE PARTY
23. JUST THE WAY I AM
Artist:
June Christy with Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
Title:
The June Christy/Stan Kenton Collection 1945
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3290
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
June Christy was one of elite coterie of singers during the post-war decade who readily spanned the big band, cool jazz, and sophisticated pop genres, becoming one of the most popular and admired female vocalists of the era, outshone only by the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. Having sung with Boyd Raeburn’s band in the early 40s, she took over from Anita O’Day with Stan Kenton’s ground-breaking orchestra in 1945, over the next five years was named by Down Beat magazine as the “best female vocalist with a big band” in 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1950. This 49-track 2CD set comprises a significant proportion of the studio and ‘live’ recordings she made with Kenton’s orchestra through until 1950, by which time she had embarked on a successful solo career, and also includes some of the duet recordings she did with Kenton accompanying her on piano in 1955. It includes their 1945 No.2 hit with Tampico along with the Top 10 hits It's Been A Long Long Time and Shoo Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy and five other Billboard chart entries. It’s a substantial overview of her work with Stan Kenton, and a great showcase for her distinctive talent.
Reviews For The June Christy/Stan Kenton Collection 1945
In Tune (Issue 328) – Gerry Stonestreet
“The first attempt to anthologise Christy’s days with Kenton and as such it's a must.”
The Jazz Rag (Issue 156) – Alan Musson
“The informative CD booklet contains a wealth of detailed information about each recording session… As the notes state: ‘This collection provides an insight into the early career of an artist whose talents and achievements have not received the attention that she merits’. Perhaps this set goes some way to redressing the balance in that respect.”
Just Jazz (Issue 254)
“June Christy was, no doubt, a great singer who sang with great confidence and clarity as this collection consummately confirms.”