Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Joy Bryan Sings
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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I love Joy Bryan
Beth | Mesa, AZ United States | 09/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There's not much more that I can say other than that I love this cd as well. So much that once I learned that she made another album in 1961, Make the Man Love me, I spent around a hour searching for a copy on the net. I eventually found a record shop in London which carried it. Also a classy album that should be on cd.
Joy Bryan has a wonderful distinctive voice, it's a huge shame that she didn't make it. She has the ability to make a song completely hers. For example, I can't listen to "I was doing alright" and "When the World was Young" by another singer now. She is the only singer who has done that song right. It's depressing but so many singers have done "When the World was Young" cheerfully?"
Another classic jazz vocal re-issue from V.S.O.P.
Aaron B. | 06/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once again V.S.O.P., has re-issued a classic jazz vocal album on CD, complete with original cover artwork, and everything. Many people today may not remember Joy Bryan in the 1950's and it's a shame, she was one of the finest jazz vocalists, in the same class as June Christy and Chris Connor, if not as jazz oriented as Anita O'Day. Bryan sings backed by Marty Paich's wongerful arragements, who also happened to arrange Mel Torme's finest lp's on Bethlehem. Paich's smooth and jazz oriented arrangemets match Bryan's unique style. Bryan sounds somewhat Betty Carter/Sarah Vaughan influenced, yet her style is all her own. She takes plenty of chances and plays with the melody(which is why she has so much in common with Carter), her range is beautiful, and the opener "I Was Doing Allright" is swinging and very jazzy. The entire cd is a gem, and Miss Bryan sings several modernized 1920's tunes, she brings "Mississippi Mud" back to life, away from the cotton fields, and with tactfuly altered "politicly correst" lyrics. Overall a perfect TEN, cd on a scale of one to ten. Thank you V.S.O.P. for keeping some of the best jazz alive from the 50's, for a new generation of jazz lovers."