Eydie Gormé – Swings The Blues (1957/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:13 minutes | 381 MB | Genre: Jazz
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The success of “EYDIE GORME” my “first album” was so extraordinary that I became an instant headliner and with Don Costa as my musical arranger and conductor I began working the big night clubs all over the country. Steve Allen my TV boss, would allow me from time to time to go out on personal appearances and then return to the show where I could sing my songs on his “Tonight Show”… the TV exposure was astounding.
Those were the days of swing and jazz clubs in every city we played. After the show, we would stop in to listen to the “greats” playing after hours… Oscar Peterson, Count Base and Joe Williams, George Shearing, Erroll Garner, Sarah Vaughn (my idol) and as many others as we could. Woody Herman, one of my mentors, came to see me one night and after the sow he took me to several secret clubs some of which required 3 knocks on the door to get in. When they saw Woody, the doors swung wide open, and the music blew us away.
Don and I were preparing our second album, and when I told Costa about my “after midnight” excursions with Woody and the music, he said” perfect”… Don and I had a close understanding with each other and parallel views on the treatment of each song. He knew about my proclivity for jazz and swing.
This then became a labor of love, for the two of us. There was little doubt in his mind that the effort he put forth in his sparkling arrangements would be equaled by his admiring protégé… that would be me! So I said to Don upon completion of this album… “Do I have a right to sing the blues” … he said, “Baby… You gotta right to sing anything”.
1 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (Remastered)
2 When Your Lover Has Gone (Remastered)
3 I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good (Remastered)
4 When The Sun Comes Out (Remastered)
5 After You’ve Gone (Remastered)
6 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Remastered)
7 Blues In The Night (Remastered)
8 The Man I Love (Remastered)
9 Stormy Weather (Remastered)
10 You Don’t Know What Love Is (Remastered)
11 Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Remastered)
12 A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues (Remastered)