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Come Rain Or Shine
Nancy Lamott
Come Rain Or Shine
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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As an interpreter, Nancy LaMott shunned extremes. Whatever clouds may have darkened the sky, she always sounded as if they couldn't possibly lead to a thunderstorm--only a gentle rain that would eventually becomes, well, s...  more »

      
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All Artists: Nancy Lamott
Title: Come Rain Or Shine
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Midder Music
Release Date: 12/12/1995
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 755971000220, 755971000244

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As an interpreter, Nancy LaMott shunned extremes. Whatever clouds may have darkened the sky, she always sounded as if they couldn't possibly lead to a thunderstorm--only a gentle rain that would eventually becomes, well, shine. And so her tribute to lyricist Johnny Mercer typically avoids emotional extremes, exploring instead subtle in-betweens. The low-key version of "Moon River" that starts things off is indicative of this album's subdued mood. LaMott was well aware she wasn't a swinger, so her take on finger-snapping classics such as "Accentuate the Positive" (instead of the song's usual spelling "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate") and "That Old Black Magic" is sensitive rather than jazzily buoyant. Her minimalist approach reaps maximum rewards on "P.S. I Love You" and "On the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe," on which she basically engages in duets with carefully selected instruments (an acoustic guitar and a stand-up bass, respectively). --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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CD Reviews

The American Songbook Shines.
Samuel Chell | Kenosha,, WI United States | 06/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the first Nancy Lamott album I purchased, after hearing her do "Moon River" live on the Charles Grodin show. A week later she was dead. Unfortunately, her recordings nearly suffered the same fate, apparently the result of legal problems surrounding her estate. I considered myself lucky to have latched on to them before they temporarily went out of circulation. They're back, but for how long? The combination of her luminous, crystal-clear voice, passionate yet intelligent interpretations, and Johnny Mercer's timeless musical poetry makes this album indispensable if not "urgent" for any serious collector of the art of American popular song. I would place it just slightly behind "My Foolish Heart" among the spare but priceless recordings she left behind."
Beautiful and moving
L. Blatt | Maplewood, NJ United States | 08/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"American standards, intelligently delivered with well-thought-through arrangements. The highlight, for me, is one of the few recordings of both parts of "Hit the Road to Dreamland," as it was originally written for the movies. I wasn't familiar with the haunting "Whistling in the Dark" until I heard her sing it; it's wonderful. There isn't a bad cut on the CD. Her untimely death was a tragedy, but her voice and sense of style will live on in this must-have CD."
Nancy sings standards like they were supposed to be sung!
L. Blatt | 06/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Many have tried to sing these old familiar songs; few have succeeded in doing so. Nancy achieved something that most could not: honest, informed, and thoughtful interpretation. She didn't change them; she made them better."