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Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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O'Connell compilation is disappointing
Darryl Geddes | Syracuse, NY | 12/26/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It's a shame there is so little of Helen O'Connell out there that one must settle for this CD to at least hear some of this singer's extraordinary talent. This CD, which runs less than 35 minutes, features O'Connell in three separate outings, 1953, 1961 and 1963. The best tracks are from her more recent recordings, where her unique vocal stylings shine. Her phrasing is sublime in Taking a Chance on Love and The Sweetest Sounds. But frustrating enough is that 7 of the 16 tracks clock in at less than 2 minutes as these recordings are taken of her radio performances. The sound quality is not first-rate either. The longest selection at 3:09 is O'Connell's hit, When The Sun Comes Out. Missing from this work is Star Eyes."
Helen O'Connell in various jazz settings...she's heavenly...
Aaron | Aaron | 04/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A jazz vocal lovers dream come true... Helen O'Connell in a jazz setting. These sessions were taken from radio broadcasts from the 50's and 60's and the quality of the sound is great. Miss O'Connell is accompanied by various jazz quartets, trios, and quintents, including the Page Cavanaugh Trio. Here Helen improvises swings and sings sultry toch songs. This is a great example of a pop singer in a jazz setting, that really works, she actually becomes a jazz singer. HIGHGLY RECOMMEDED"
O'Connell compilation is EVERYTHING you could want & more...
jimmy-jack-joe | 01/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WOW!!! All I can say is WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! This is the best cd anyone has ever put out. These are rare radio transcriptions, and they are teh best recordings of her whole career. 1st of all O'Connell is featured here in jazz settings with several small intimate jazz combos, which allow Helen to relax, strethc out and sing some jazz!!! The AWESOME Page Cavanaugh Trio backs Helen up, for the best session of her career. Helen & Page should have recorded a whole lp, at least we have thsi gem of a CD. The only cd that pairs helen up with great jazz musicians including Shelley Manne!!! GREAT CD, The jazz side of HELEN!!! WOOHOO!!! THE BEST!!! WOW!!!"