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Ann Hampton Callaway
Ann Hampton Callaway
Ann Hampton Callaway
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Ann Hampton Callaway
Title: Ann Hampton Callaway
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Drg
Original Release Date: 8/17/1992
Re-Release Date: 9/23/1992
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 021471141122, 021471141146

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Ann Hampton Callaway sings beautifully here! | Columbia, Missouri | 07/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an amazing album. From the first song, which Ann Hampton Callaway co-wrote with Cole Porter (no small accomplishment), to the rest of the selections which span the great American songbook, the performances and arrangements are superb. Ms. Callaway's original composition of "Perfect" is a true inspiration lyrically and musically. Her performance of "How Deep Is the Ocean" by Irving Berlin is quite possibly the definitive version of this wonderful standard, infused with a breathy emotion and fire and longing. "Our Love is Here to Stay" by George and Ira Gershwin is joyfully rendered, with charm and intelligence. Ann Hampton Callaway's ability to arfully handle phrasing and nuance of meaning and emotion resounds in every song in this collection. She is a wonder, and this group of songs is impressive and heart-stirring. What a joy! Ann's voice calls up memories of Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and even Barbra Streisand-! -so varied and rich is it in this offering. If you truly appreciate vocal music, add this to your collection, dim the lights, light a few candles, and share Ann Hampton Callaway with someone you love."
Richard Benson | Plant City, FL USA | 07/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No, the cd is not perfect. "Perfect" refers to the last cut on the cd, one written by Ms. Callaway, and one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. The rest of the cd does come awfully close to being perfect, however. Ann Hampton Callaway is much more than a singer -- she is an interpreter of music; an espouser of truth. "How Deep Is The Ocean" is my favorite version of the song -- a song that I frankly found a little tired before I heard Ms. Callaway sing it. One thing I feel about Ms. Callaway, is that whether she is singing a song she wrote herself, or a standard that's been sung hundreds of times by hundreds of other singers, for those moments that the song is emanating from her body (that beautiful voice doesn't just come from her mouth -- it's a force coming at you like a wave of energy from her whole person), it's pure Truth, as only Ann knows it. She's simply amazing. When Ann sings a song, it is her truth, and she is always able to make a believer out of me."
Better Late Than Never.....
Renee | BROOKLYN, NY USA | 08/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I came to this cd (and Ann Hampton Callaway) a few years late. I first discovered her on her 1999 "Easy Living" album. I liked that cd so much that I went in search of other releases by this artist. That's how I came to own this fantastic, exceptional cd. Not only are the song selections the kind of standards one just loves listening to over and over, but her delivery of the titles is simply outstanding. This woman has a truly beautiful vocal instructment. She should be as well known as Streisand or Sarah Vaughan or Dianne Reeves. She's that good; and lately I can't stop playing this ten year old album! It's worth a listen to."