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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye - Barbara Carroll

These Foolish Things
Cherry Point
We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye...
Barbara Carroll
RCA Victor LPM-1296
1956

From the back cover: Mood music as envisioned by Miss Carroll is quite a different thing from the lush arrangements that usually characterize this enormously popular wing of the recording industry. For although the pace is leisurely, the jazz impulse is strong, and the trio performances are uniformly tasteful and inventive – never glossy.
From October 20, 1956 Billboard: The swinging Miss Carroll gets into a slow, quiet mood on this new package. It's different from what fans have been used to expecting from the gal and the interpretations make for very agreeable listening.

This album holds up rather well all these years later. The tracks are smoky and smooth. Carroll's solo pieces are exceptionally sensitive.

You Do Something To Me
Today
We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
These Foolish Things
Royal Garden Blues
Just One Of Those Things
Cherry Point
You're All My Girl
All Of You
Lost In A Crowed Place
You Make Me Feel So Young
Goodnight My Love

1 comment:

  1. A favorite of mine. Still plays today, in her 80's.
    Ravel, Montreal, Quebec

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