Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Kay Starr twinkles and shines--BRAVO, KAY STARR !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Movin' is a fantastic CD by Kay Starr and I'm somewhat unsure as to why this album is currently out of print. Kay Starr is in her best element here; she sings with energy and lots of passion. This is one CD that truly showcases Kay's ability to sing great songs. The sound quality is terrific; and that artwork is excellent; I believe it is the same artwork from the record album jacket when this was issued on LP in 1959.
"On A Slow Boat To China" is one of my very favorite songs by Kay Starr; and she sings this with a fantastic big band arrangement that never misses a beat! This tune celebrates the joys of love and romantic time alone with your sweetheart; and Only Kay could sing this as well as she does--it's truly the sweetest music to my ears! "I Cover The Waterfront" changes gears as Kay sings a song with a decidedly slower tempo--but make no mistake about it, this ballad is just as romantic as the first song was! "I Cover The Waterfront" is an especially fine torch song that Kay easily delivers with panache and a soulful energy that is absolutely infectious. "I Cover The Waterfront" is definitely a major highlight of this album.
"Around The World" has a fine upbeat melody and Kay Starr sings this with her singularly beautiful voice. The big band arrangement enhances the beauty of this timeless ballad; and I could never tire of hearing Kay's version of this tune! The brass is also used to great advantage. Great! "Sentimental Journey" is yet another classic tune that always moves me when I hear it; and Kay performs this flawlessly with all her heart and soul. Kay's voice truly has a good sized range and numbers like "Sentimental Journey" prove it very well. Again, the big band arrangement is very strong without drowning out Kay Starr; and this just oozes good taste and class.
"Riders In The Sky" has a great ukulele arrangement and Kay sings this very well; and listen for Kay Starr to outdo even herself on "Song Of The Wanderer." "Song Of The Wanderer" is a most romantic tune that Kay infuses with lots of oomph and I really like "Song Of The Wanderer."
"Lazy River" is an excellent, timeless classic that Kay sings as she swings and sways to make this a very special number. "Lazy River" is one of my favorite tunes on this CD and I always enjoy hearing Kay Starr sing it. The album closes well with Kay Starr performing "Movin'." "Movin'" has a great beat and Kay delivers this without singing a superfluous note! I love it!
Kay Starr remains one of the best female vocalists of the entire twentieth century; and that's saying quite a lot. I recommend this CD for her fans and people who like classic pop vocals will also want this album.
One of Kay Starr's persoanl favorites...
Classic Jazz Fan | 11/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Kay Starr last night, at a tribute to The Tuskegee Airmen in Palm Springs, CA, she was performing along with Herb Jeffries(age 89), Ernie Andrews, et. al... Starr still sounds great, she sang I Love Being Here With You, and her million selling stinkeroo Wheel Of Fortune(which she called "the song that built my house"). My wife & I were there swing dancing, and when I told Starr she was one of my favorite singers, she complimented back by saying we were some her favorite dancers. I had her sign my LP of "Movin" where she said it was one of her faves, and I told her how much I loved her version of Goin' To Chicago, and she sang a line or two of it for me. and I asked if she was influenced by Jimmy Rushing and she said "honey, I may white on the ouside, but you can sure bet I'm black on the inside." Well this CD re-issue of Movin' is proof of that. Here Starr puts her bluesy jazz phrasing on some jazz standards. Recomended as proof of Starr being one of the finest white jazz singers."
A true swinger by under-rated jazz great Kay Starr...
Classic Jazz Fan | 06/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of Starr's finest sessins for Capital records, in the 50's(the other an all ballad album in the early 60's with Ben webster titled "I Cry By Night"). With swinging arrangements and Starr's bluesy jazz phrasing has more in common with Jimmy Rushing then Doris Day. Starr was a jazz singer at heart and this all swing album gave her the chance to prove it. Starr sold out many times to commercial successes recording such middle of the road tunes as "Wheel Of Fortune" and "Bonapartes' Retreat," although even her most middle of the road tunes still had Starr's jazzy phrasing, which made her commercial recordings more listenable then say Patti Page's or Teresa Brewer's, Starr's were more in the class of Ella Fitzgerald's and Anita O'Day's. This re-issue of the 50's LP "Movin'" is highly recommeded as a good example of just how great of a jazz singer Starr was. Just listen to Basie/Rushing's "Goin' To Chicago Blues" and tell me that she wasn't influenced by Jimmy Rishing, not Patsy Cline, as another reviewer thinks."