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Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Sweet Language Of Love - Jacqueline Francois

There's A Small Hotel
The Sweet Language Of Love
Jacqueline Francois
Sings In French And English
Columbia CL 1076

This is LP features a fine "cross-over" artist and a fab late 50 space age set featuring the following musicians: French jazz pianist; Claude Bolling, American pianist; Jack Elliott; Don Elliott, vibes and mellophone; Milt Hinton, bass; Kenny Burrell, guitar; and Osie Johnson, drums.

Credits continue and include: Conductor: Fank Aussman. Sessions were made in New York under the supervision of Mitch Miller and Nat Shapiro.

Love Is A Child, was composed by Jean-Jacques Tilche, Miss Francois' regular guitarist, and the accompaniment is conducted by Percy Faith

Les Fontana orchestra backed by Francois on Serenata.

From the back cover: Although she has been in America previously, Jacqueline Francois did not undertake her first extended singing engagements in this country until the spring of 1957. She played such opulent recreation rooms as the Bai Masque of the Americana in Miami Beach; the Persian Room of the Hotel Plaza; and also found itinerary-space for Las Vegas and Mexico City. She was highly successful everywhere in terms of audiences attracted by her name and recordings and audiences drawn to return again by the impact of her commanding presence.

From Billboard - March 31, 1958: Jacqueline Francois, who has charmed audiences in swank supper clubs here and abroad for many years, will add to her following with this new set. She sings half of the songs in French and the other half in English and is good in both languages, altho a trifle more exciting in Francaise. She is backed on many tunes by top jazz names, both French and American, adding much to the impact of the set.

Le Ciel (The Sky)
Ou Vont Les Etoiles
Sa Jeunesse...Entre Ses Mains
Qu'est-ce Que T'as Fait
The Sweet Language Of Love
Taking A Chance On Love
Spring Is Here
Easy To Love
There's A Small Hotel
Love Is A Child

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