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Shades of Bey
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Jazz vocalist Andy Bey didn't hold back in 1998, but he certainly knew the power of restraint. On Shades of Bey, he covers Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn, even Nick Drake's "River Man" with his trademark baritone voice a... more »
Amazon.com's Best of 1998
Jazz vocalist Andy Bey didn't hold back in 1998, but he certainly knew the power of restraint. On Shades of Bey, he covers Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn, even Nick Drake's "River Man" with his trademark baritone voice and a strikingly smooth delivery. No melismas here, Bey's tunes gradually unfold with a subtlety you never find in modern vocalists anymore. A great recording, and gorgeous tunes. --Jason Verlinde
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When you thought you knew vocalists!!!!!!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I know many of you are wondering who the hell Andy Bey is, and many of you probably think he's new on the scene. Andy Bey is one of the last great voices on this planet. I consider him to be one of the few living legends, and would love to see him get the credit he truly deserves. Listening to him sing "Pretty Girl" reveals that he is in touch with what he sings about. "River Man" definitely has to be my favorite. He grabs your mind, takes you to musical journey with him to search for the river man. After listening to that track "you'll want to keep a suitcase packed,(hoping that you can go on the same journey everyday). Just ask Horace Silver about Andy Bey. He's a gift to the world!"
A Tremendous Singer
Jack R. Tallent | Ellicott City, MD USA | 01/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Andy Bey delivers some of the most beautiful singing I have ever heard. His voice is so rich and full of character, it is indescribable. Buy this album; you will play it again and again."
Just keeps getting better and better!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved Bey's previous album (Ballads, Blues & Bey)...in fact, all summer long I would play it at the beach I house I shared with friends and would constantly be asked to write down the name of the album for various guests. THIS NEW ALBUM IS EVEN BETTER! The program showcases a lovely mix of tunes and styles...but it's Bey that provides the magic. His personality just seems to soak through the speakers and fill not only your ears, but your heart, with joy. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"