Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
It's Cool Inside / Play for Keeps
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
L. Stantz | 06/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I used to listen to Jerri Adams in the '50s but hadn't heard much from her since. I was listening to "Music Choice" last week, and they played one of her songs, which reminded me of her, and I was glad they did. I then purchased the CD, and I think it is a great one. Ms. Adams is excellent on every song. The quality of her voice and phrasing are outstanding. A real pro, yet she was only in her 20s when she made the recordings. There are actually two records in the one CD, "It's Cool Inside", which was originally released in 1956, and "Play For Keeps", which was originally released in 1959. I can't say that one is better than the other. I liked them both a lot. I wish there were more Jerri Adams CDs around so I could buy them."
Some nice stuff
L. Stantz | 10/14/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's good that Collectables has resuscitated this forgotten singer, who is represented here by two albums she made for Columbia in the late 50s. IT'S COOL INSIDE is excellent. Good job on upbeat numbers like All I Do Is Dream of You and Gone With the Wind, and nice work on the ballads too, with a small jazz combo backing her. The next album is pretty much of a disaster, however. One suspects Mitch Miller got a hold of her and tried to turn her into a Patti Page, with overblown arrangements by Ray Ellis, complete with vocal chorus. Major personalities like Billie Holiday (Lady in Satin) and Lena Horne (Lena in Hollywood) did fine with Ray Ellis, but this poor kid is overwhelmed and has to sing a bunch of insipid and soon-forgotten songs as well. She sounds okay on familiar songs like You've Got Me Crying Again and But Not for Me, but mostly she sounds dispirited from the comedown after the first album. I don't know if she ever recorded again, and who'd blame her?"