Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
It's a Quiet Thing
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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It's a Quiet Thing"
Suzanne W. Dennis | Houston, TX | 06/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard this CD in the latter parts of the 60's. I was young,in love, away from home, and her melodies blew me away. My boyfriend played this while we lay in each other's arms late at night. It is the most romantic CD I have ever heard. Now, in my late 50's, her music brings back soft, soothing memories of days of young love. So sweet; so bittersweet."
QUITE & TORCHY MASTERPIECE~BRAVO MORGANA!!!
Bradly Briggs | TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA | 08/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Frank Sinatra recognized the finest in his field and proudly signed legendary vocalist Morgana King after her stunning "A Taste Of Honey" to his own label and this is the auspicious debut...brilliantly arranged by Torrio Zito who did arranging duties on Morgana's legendary Mainstream "A Taste Of Honey, this extraordinary collection is one of the greatest single vocal collections ever recorded...hypnotic and seductive, never has a singer recorded a greater album of gorgeous & hypnotic songs with extraordinary performances than this! Opening with a surreal "It's A Quite Thing" that feature a gorgeous and fine Morgana vooal that enchants, it is clear from this magical listening experience that this is going to be a enchanting collection unlike any other...our Diva supreme does Jobim unlike any other singer making "Dindi" definitive and this ethereal performance is divine as is Jobim's "Useless Landscape" that Morgana turns inside out...Sinatra & Jobim must have been in musical heaven when they experienced these deeply soulful amazing performances!
"Gone With The Wind" is sublime while the Rogers & Hart classic "Little Girl Blue" must have been vocally what these masterful composers had in mind when they wrote this standard as Morgana brings this classic to life in a way it has never before been heard and easily this magnificent and very fine version is definitive!
"Mountain High, Valley Low" show that Ms. King is just as at home with a rhythmic song as a ballad & this is because of her brilliant jazz sense with a song...incredible timing and loose vocal improvising make Morgana the peerless master of using her fine & flexable voice like an instrument with a range and scope that defies description.
Another Jobim classic is given a definitive reading and never has anyone come close to Morgana's masterful "How Insensitive" which define what great jazz and torch singing with deep soulfulness is all about...this song is one to get lost in and savor its complete brilliance. Sweeping and sublime, this is it!!!
Another standard, this time by legendary Burke/Van Heusen team, never has anyone come close to the pathos of "Here's That Rainy Day" like Morgana...this deeply moving and extraordinary listening experience is the finest. Legendary arranger Torie Zito composed "Deep Song" for Morgana and is it ever...a haunting masterpiece equal to the other songs in this incomparable collection, they just may have topped them all with this bluesy and magnificent masterpiece!
Closing magical & gorgeous with a stunning & romanatic "If You Should Leave Me", this exquisite song is so passionate and lush that is takes the listeners breath away...a glorious and wondrous finale to a timeless vocal collection that is one of the finest ever...Bravo Morgana!!!"
A Hummingbird Coming Close
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 02/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Morgana King's 1965 Reprise LP is reissued by Collectors Choice. Her soft vocals and subtle music paint the picture of a romantic night where emotions are mellow. Her style is not so much jazz as vocal music. The opening title track is such a lovely melody that King embraces so deliciously that it's hard to top, "When it all comes true just the way you planned." "Dindi" is a soft lament with King's hushed vocals sounding like they're about to break into a trot at any moment, which packs an emotional wallop, "I've been running and searching for you like a river that can't find the sea, that would be me." The tune "Little Girl Blue" was done by Joni James on her CD Little Girl Blue. King's version has her vocals quivering in the upper range like a hummingbird coming close, "You may as well surrender, your hope is getting slender." "Mountain High, Valley Low" is a delightful track with its throbbing percussion and dramatic strings that cascade briefly like waterfalls momentarily unleashed. Morgana King played Mama Corleone in the first two "Godfather" films. However, her music is lovely and tender for those willing to discover such gems. Enjoy!"