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Complete Bethlehem Collection
Helen Carr
Complete Bethlehem Collection
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Helen Carr
Title: Complete Bethlehem Collection
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 3/20/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227668228

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A great reprint at last!
Carlos Torres Moura | Brazil | 03/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Helen Carr's all known records in her short life (She died at 37!), except one cut with Charles Mingus in the forties, are in this essential Bethlehem collection. The CD was out-of-print by many years and returns showing one of the best jazz voices of the fifties. Carr's clear and beautiful singing are supported by great musicians such as Red Mitchell (bass), Charlie Mariano (alto-sax), Don Fagerquist (trumpet), Dan Trenner (piano) and others. She was influenced by BIllie Holiday but her clear and soft voice gave her performances a particular style. Helen Carr is unfairly out of the jazz dictionaries but who hears the twenty tracks of this collection will discover a marvelous forgotten jazz singer. She worked with Charlie Barnet, Buddy Morrow and Stan Kenton big-bands but I don't know any record of that era, except a video clip where she sings "My Old Flame" with Barnet. Listen to the album and enjoy her sweet and clear rendition to "Got a date with an angel". Five stars? It's not enough."
Stuart H. F. | Scottsdale, AZ, USA | 11/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is simply a masterpeace grouping. Wish she had many more. From the first cut to the last, wonderful, in all aspects, the voice, the style, the musicians. Each time you listen you will hear more wonderful nuances. I rate it in the top 50 and maybe top 20 all-time female jazz vocal albums. Up there with the best albums of Fitzgerald, Vaughn, Wilson, Southern, Stafford, Connor, other words, the very best."