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Dinah Sings, Previn Plays/Somebody Loves Me
Dinah Shore, Andre Previn
Dinah Sings, Previn Plays/Somebody Loves Me
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists, Latin Music
 
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Two Long Awaited Re-Issues of Dinah Shore, featuring the Piano Playing and Arranging Skills of Andre Previn. Tracks Include 'April in Paris', 'my Funny Valentine', 'i'll Be Seeing You', and 'Somebody Loves Me'.

      
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Two Long Awaited Re-Issues of Dinah Shore, featuring the Piano Playing and Arranging Skills of Andre Previn. Tracks Include 'April in Paris', 'my Funny Valentine', 'i'll Be Seeing You', and 'Somebody Loves Me'.
 

CD Reviews

Dinah Shore just being herself
jazz-obsessive | Sunny California | 12/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a DJ played The Man I Love by Dinah Shore & the Andre Previn Trio(fro mthis cd) on a college jazz radio station in Southern California, the dj mentioned "No that wasn't June christy, it was Dinah Shore." First off that was a dumb comment, Shore couldn't fool a bozo into thinking she's Christy she doesn't need to, she is just herslef here, and that's as good as June Christy. It may surprise some, becasue Shore sounds like a jazz singer at least on 12 of the 22 songs(where she's backed just by Previn, or the trio), the other 12 selections are with Previn & strings, which are charming, but not nearly as great as the trio selections, which came fro mthe LP "Songs In A Midnight Mood." Shore's voice is pure and beautiful here, so sparse and not overproduced or weighed down, just Shore and a jazz trio. This is a great cd, and worthy of many, many listens, I never tire of it. Get this for someone who thinks Dinah cou;n't sing, it will proove them wrong.Also get:
Doris Day-Andre Previn "Duet"(another pop singer in jazz trio setting)Dinah Shore Sings Some Blues With Red Norvo(until it appears on cd, look hard for the lp)andJune Christy-Duet(with just Stan Kenton's piano, talk about sparse)"
A great romantic singer
bossa_nova | Kent | 05/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dinah Shore had a wonderfully expressive voice, and a technique an opera singer might envy. Previn is featured both as pianist and arranger/conductor: I like his rather classical approach to jazz piano, especially when he accompanies a singer, as he does superbly here. Although recorded in 1960, the songs are all from the 30s and 40s and the mood is nostalgic. Dinah sings 'April in Paris' (including the rarely heard verse) with a real springtime freshness, as if she had never heard the Count Basie version, and she gives classic performances of 'My Funny Valentine' and 'I'll be Seeing You' with cool, restrained backings from Previn at the piano.A great programme of romantic songs, performed romantically with a light seasoning of jazz."
Sophisticated, sexy and sure
bossa_nova | 04/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No, my dears, this is not the Dinah you knew from her T.V. shows. This is a jazz singer, soft as silk, sleek as a breeze, sexy, insinuating and worldly wise. These two albums with the estimable Andre Previn are outstanding in every way and certainly a revelation about Shore's talents and abilities. She can do more than throw a smooch."