I Cried For You
Meri Ellen And Her Cohorts
Featuring Guest Star Don Elliott
Design Records DLP 63
This is a a great space age/exotica/jazz album/comedy album. I can't find any information on Meri Ellen and her "cohorts" online. Strange, this record too wicked cool to be lost to history!
The album kicks off with cover of Hawaiian War Chant. Ellen parodies Yma Sumac to a tee at the start of the song and then she makes a crack about the song and then the tune shifts to the slightly humorous. None of the songs break down completely into parody, just a light touch here and there and then back to real exotica or jazz. There are a number of tunes that are played straight and are fabulous.
You've got me, Funny Valentine, Cry Me A River (Ellen is SMOKING sexy hot on this one) and I Cried For You are the straight forward tunes. Ellen displays great range and awesome talent.