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My Gentleman Friend
Blossom Dearie
My Gentleman Friend
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Japanese 24-bit remastered reissue, packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve. Details TBA. Universal. 2004.

      
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All Artists: Blossom Dearie
Title: My Gentleman Friend
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 11/26/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766486989849

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Japanese 24-bit remastered reissue, packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve. Details TBA. Universal. 2004.

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Finally! Another Long Vaulted Treasure Re-Emerges
flyingdutchman1971 | San Antonio, TX USA | 09/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the last two Verve recordings by Blossom Dearie that have been lanquishing in the Verve vaults for way too long, and it's so good to see that it is once again available!! This is the most intimate album that Blossom recorded during her Verve years. The stand-out track on the recording is definitely 'Someone to Watch Over Me' which Blossom approaches as if she is writing the very words into her diary or whispering them into a prayer locket. Other outstanding songs are 'You Fascinate Me So', 'It's Too Good to Talk About Now', and 'You've Got Something I Want'. Now the good people at Verve need only release "Soubrette Sings Hit Broadway Songs" (and any miscellaneous alternate takes and studio chatter they might have lying around in the vaults) and Ms. Blossom's Verve years will all be available."
A Beauty! This Little Jazz Bird is one of a kind!
JoeyD | los gatos, ca | 06/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you already are a fan of hers, than I promise you, this one is a no brainer. For those of you who enjoy such great jazz vocalists as Ella, Sarah, Billie, Carmen, Anita, Dinah, et al... then make room on your CD or record shelf for Blossom Dearie. Her voice is so unique, so appealing, so tranquil, it's the perfect music to listen to on a peaceful Sunday morning or perhaps in the late evening when the sun is going down and you've got your worries set aside for the day. And if you can't set aside all of the stress and strain of daily life, than this album, could be your remedy.

Blossom is not only known for her lovely, one-of-a-kind voice, but she also plays the piano beautifully as well, something in which she takes great pride in. According to Ms. Dearie, "...it's my piano that the musicians - the In group - like", and while that may be true, there is no denying how truly beguiling that voice of hers is. Whether she lilts in English or French it's all good folks!

The legendary Ray Brown (bass), Bobby Thigpen (drums) and Kenny Burrell (guitar) accompany Blossom on this one, and as always, they don't disappoint. Also, Bobby Jaspar (flute) joins in on the three songs she sings in French and really adds that extra kick, making them all the more enjoyable. I especially enjoyed his performance on the song "Boum". There is not one song on this CD that is a let down. My personal favorites are "Hello Love", "Gentleman Friend", "Boum", "Someone To Watch Over Me", ah hell, what am I talking about, all the songs are great!

I can't recommend this one enough!"
Blossom Dearie, you are a friend of mine!
flyingdutchman1971 | San Antonio, TX USA | 06/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the two Verve recordings by Blossom Dearie that are still not currently available domestically, and it's quite a shame too!! This is the most intimate album that Blossom recorded during her Verve years. The stand-out track on the recording is definitely 'Someone to Watch Over Me' which Blossom approaches as if she is writing the very words into her diary or whispering them into a prayer locket. Other outstanding songs are 'You Fascinate Me So', 'It's Too Good to Talk About Now', and 'You've Got Something I Want'. God bless the good people of Japan for seeing to it that this treasure is not out of reach!!"