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Little Girl Blue
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Jim Andrews | Chicago, Illinois USA | 01/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Little Girl Blue" is regarded as one of the great torch albums of all time. At the age of 24 Joni James somehow gathered eight perfect songs, ranging from well-known standards such as "These Foolish Things" to recent film songs such as "Too Late Now" to long-forgetten gems such as "Autumn Leaves," and with the help of the brilliant arranger David Terry pulled them into a cohesive suite of blue songs that were startling in their heartfelt sorrow and melodic richness when they first appeared and today remain utterly contemporary and convincing. This album adds some rare Joni James singles, including two of her finest recordings, "You Never Fall In Love Again" and "Where Is That Someone For Me." Joni James recorded 60 singles and 40 albums for M-G-M Records over an association spanning two decades. She did not fade from show business but chose to stay at home to care for her ailing husband and their two young children. She is back recording and performing and always sells out, has a gigantic international fan club and looks much the same (weighing exactly what she did when she did this album originally) and sounding even more wonderful. This star never faded; she simply disappeared for the heavens a little while strictly by choice."
This CD includes some of Joni James' finest performances
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Joni James' performances of "I'm Through With Love," "These Foolish Things," "It's the Talk of the Town," and "In Love in Vain" rank with her finest recordings, or with any other recordings of these songs. With her intimate vocal style, Ms. James is able to convey the feeling that she is in the same room with the listener, a rare quality for a singer. It is true that a few of the arrangements for different songs are similar, but they are in excellent taste and very atmospheric. The only reason that I do not rate this CD five stars is that some of the bonus tracks are not quite up to those on the original album."
Great 50s Vintage Joni
Jim Andrews | 10/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is one of Joni's best. While some other singers may rely on the orchestration to convey the torch song mood, Joni has it all in her voice. It contains an excellent choice of songs from"In Love In Vain" to the Joni hit"Where Is That Someone For Me?".And Joni sings them with her exclusive poignant style that made her so popular in the early 50s.The arrangements by David Terry are a compliment to Ms. James and are truly 50s popular vintage music. These are the same type of orchestrations that were used on many on Joni's hits and it's great to hear them today. A fine cd from the best popular song stylist of the 50s."