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Saturday, August 12, 2023

The Late, Late Show - Dakota Staton



The Late, Late Show
Dakota Staton
Capitol Records DT 876

From the back cover: George Shearing says, "Dakota is dynamic! To hear her sing for the first time is to joyously discover one of the finest jazz singers of our day." And wherever she appears, audiences wholeheartedly agree.

Dakota's distinctive vocal stylings are sometimes blues-like with an unusual misty quality, sometimes swinging with a light, refreshing beat. In each performances, the Staton wound creates new meaning for familiar lyrics, turning old favorites into fresh and exciting musical experiences.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the young lady responsible for such wide acclaim began her career at seven, signing with two sisters. When her sisters married and the trio dissolved, Dakota went on as a "single," attending high school by day and performing in a Pittsburgh night club in the evenings. This was the beginning of a long series of sensational night-club engagements that has broth Dakota to the outstanding entertainment centers of the country.

Here, singing her favorite songs for "The Late, Late Show," she is accompanied by such soloists as Hank Jones, piano, and Jonah Jones, trumpet. And a stirring background, conceived and conducted by Van Alexander, with an assist by Hank Jones, enhances delightfully the bright new sound of Dakota Staton.

Trust In Me
A Foggy Day
What Do You See In Her?

The Late, Late Show
My Funny Valentine
Give Me The Simple Life
You Showed Me the Way
Ain't No Use

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