Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Joyce Carr, Bob Vigoda Trio, Ellis Larkins|
Genres: Jazz, Pop
A must-get disc
Hoc Stercus | Hudson, NY USA | 08/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first picked up an LP version of this disc about twenty years ago when I read a review in the now defunct "Stereo Review." I enjoyed it so much, I bought the CD version when it was issued. Joyce Carr is one of those singers like Johnny Hartman who was blessed with a wonderful voice and great musicality, but who never "made it big." All I can say is that I love this disc. It is ideal for snowy nights in a log cabin with a roaring fire and good brandy. One thing you must know. The second half of the CD was taken from an LP that Ms. Carr put out back in the 50's. The sound of the last half is not so hot. But the first dozen songs more than compensate. This is a CD that truly deserves more recognition and distribution than it is currently receiving."
This lady knows how to sing a ballard with maturity.
Dale Keniston | Roanoke, Virginia USA | 10/12/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I heard this album on Public Radio 10 years ago and it is still as fresh now as it was then. Joyce Carr is a rare singer who knows the words and does not stylize or overwhelm them. Mature, romantic, but positive-the listener has but to close their eyes, to find themselves in a small bristo, to fall in love with this singer."
The greatest singer you've never heard of
Jack Shakely | Palm Springs | 01/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Love kept Joyce Carr from travelling, so she sang at the same nightclub in Washington, DC for more than twenty years. Her phrasing and delivery of the lyrics put her among the best cabaret singers of the 20th century. Ellis Larkin, the famous New York pianist (Little Carnegie Tavern) accompanies her on half the tunes, Bob Vigoda the rest. You will never forget the first time you hear her."