Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
I Ain't Doing Too Bad
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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A blowsy mix of jazz & blues ala Ruth Brown
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Our jazz stations have been playing the title track and I have joined in with gusto. A lot of fun and good musicianship too. If you like your blues with a jazz influence and good humor, you'll like this."
Get Ready to Party
Stanley B. Smith | Pill Hill, Chicago,USA | 03/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sister Irene is a Jazz/Blues Diva that can really turn a set out. I got a chance to hear her perform "More Today Than Yesterday" in Chicago at the Green Dolphin and listen, she was not short stopping. The atmosphere was charged with a night of great anticipation for a really great show. The late Great Charles Earland was in charge of the musical arrangement. His sensational skill and bravado on the Hammond B3 set the pace for the "Sweet Lotus Blossom" to tell her story. I recommend this cd to those young and old who want to let the good times roll.
Great jazz vocalist
C. Jefferson | San Diego, CA. USA | 09/09/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The big negative of Irene Reids CDs on the Savant label is the fact that there are only 8 lousy tunes on them, when there should be 12 to 14. That is the reason I only give it 3 stars. I would have never bought it new because of pricing.
Vocalists who are trying to make the switch to jazz and blues should check Irene Reid out. Her years of experience will give you a good start. Keep in mind when you listen that she is in her 60s!! Her musicians are top notch players as well. You won't find any electronic 'help' here. These are all live players.
I personally bought the CD because I am a vocalist and wanted to create a MIDI sequence of her version of Mose Allison's "Your Mind Is On Vacation" to perform to. You too will love this blus tune. The lyrics are a crack up! I will probably go ahead and make myself learn a couple more of the tunes to make it worth the price I paid."