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Singin & Swingin
Betty Roche
Singin & Swingin
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Betty Roche
Title: Singin & Swingin
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Release Date: 5/25/1993
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: 025218171823, 025218171816

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She opens her lips and brother you know...
Jack Dempsey | South Miami Beach, Florida | 03/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

" know *she* knows what she's singing about. She's lived it. She's seen it. She's been there. No if's, and's, but's or nevermind's. And that "heated jazz/organ combo" some of these others have mentioned? If there ever was an understatement, that's it right there. That fella behind the keys is none other than Brother Jack McDuff. Ya hear me? I'll say it again for ya. Brother Jack McDuff. You need reminding of his credentials, then you shouldn't be here. If you truly do, just take a look deeper in Amazon here and you'll see what he's been laying down and you'll be blown away. Add to this the fact that you have Jimmy Forrest laying down some of the sweetest, most melodic sounds on tenor that you've heard in a long, long time.

But as for this release. If honey and velvet could be turned into vocal sounds, this is what it would be. Almost makes me wanna turn in my Ella and Billie and even made me momentarily forget about my Clifford Brown and Helen Merrill lp. But you put this on, especially with the lights low, and she just wraps around you and lets you know that what ever your situation, plenty others been right there with you and you ain't in things alone. At least, not while this is playin'. And that makes things that much easier to bear for the time being. Believe me folks, it don't come no finer than this one right here. Stop your searching, you've found your lady here."
A jazz singers, jazz singer...
Mr. Ragtime Jazz | 10/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Betty Roche was little known by the general public, however she was a favorite of Ella Fitzerald, Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, and Sarah Vaughan. Thim former Ellington band singer, is featured on this early 60's OJC reissue with a heated jazz/organ combo. Roche as always takes lot's of chances, and this set is exciting and a masterpiece for jazz singing."
Ellington's former vocalist with heated organ jazz combo...
Ella Roche | 10/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Betty Roche was Duke Ellington's former vocalist(Take The "A" Train being her biggest hit) and she was also among his best(Ivie Anderson being his bery best, female anyway). Here Roche is with a heated jazz combo featuring an organ and sax. Roche uplifts familiar standards like "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and her unique and highly appealing jazz phrasing is a delight. Highly recomended."