Search - Etta Jones :: My Buddy: Songs of Buddy Johnson

My Buddy: Songs of Buddy Johnson
Etta Jones
My Buddy: Songs of Buddy Johnson
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1


Larger Image

CD Details

All Artists: Etta Jones
Title: My Buddy: Songs of Buddy Johnson
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: HighNote Records
Original Release Date: 5/27/1998
Re-Release Date: 5/19/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 632375702625

CD Reviews

If I Could Give This Album 6 Stars, I Would!
fastfeet76 | NY, NY United States | 08/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buddy Johnson was the man who gave Etta her start, and she certainly thanks him for it on these 10 tunes. Etta's opener is a war-time blues "When My Man Comes Home" -- After hearing that wouldn't you want to get home to her! "They All Say I'm The Biggest Fool and "Save Your Love For Me" show Etta stretching her chops and landing on her feet everytime. "Since I Fell For You" and "Baby I'm Yours" confirm Etta's position as one of the greatest singers of the American popular song. And like her contemporaries she came up through the ranks as a big band girl singer--and man can she still swing. Dig her groove on "Let's Beat Out Some Love" and "Fine Brown Frame." I challange any feet to not tap along to those 2 tunes. Anyone who at least casullay listens to Etta can easily hear she is always in her finest form when shouting the blues--the last track on this album is no exception. "Hittin On Me" gives Etta the chance to do some pure blues improvising with her husband and musical partner Houston Person. Houston's full, round Johnny Hodges like tenor is always a great accompaniment to Etta's blues tunes. Piano great Norman Simmons also gets a chance to show off some his very best blues playing. WBGO Jazz D.J. Kenny Washington gives a great performance throughout the whole session on drums,,,man can he work those brushes. Buy this C.D., you will play it for years."
Etta's last great album!
Allen Bardin | Columbia, SC United States | 09/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although she put out a couple more discs before she passed on, this one is Etta's last masterpiece. Grooving, swinging & bluesy with all those great Buddy Johnson songs. This disc, along with the Prestige singles release, is truly the best of Etta!"
douglasnegley | Pittsburgh, Pa. United States | 10/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I agree that this is a truly great recording by Etta; my favorite cut being the sentimental favorite, "Baby I'm Yours". Both Houston Person, and Kenny Washington are two of my favorite 'groove' players. But Anders, who else is going to help me get Jimmy Ponder his "review due"?! Promise that when Jimmy releases his CDs (there is one 'in the can' to be released soon) that you'll come out of retirement and do it as only you can..."