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My Foolish Heart
Nancy Lamott
My Foolish Heart
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Nancy Lamott
Title: My Foolish Heart
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Midder Music
Release Date: 12/12/1995
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Oldies, Vocal Pop, Cabaret, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 755971000329, 755971000343

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Creme de la creme
Samuel Chell | Kenosha,, WI United States | 06/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the LaMott album I always use when I'm introducing her to listeners whose discernment I trust. It offers the best combination of musical intelligence and emotive wallop. The tunes are all inspired choices and the arrangements are tasteful and not overwrought. (I'd have to list "Two for the Road" as a personal favorite.) Call her a jazz singer, a cabaret artist, a thinking person's Streisand--however you define her, she was just about the brightest, freshest, classiest vocal talent to emerge during the '90's. Then she succumbed to Crohn's disease and, insult added to injury, litigation that restricted and all but stopped commercial distribution of her recordings. Even if Amazon isn't carrying her precious half-dozen albums, look just a bit harder until you find someone who has them. Not all good things in life are a mere mouse click away."
Thank you, Mary Whipple!
Rick Cornell | Reno, Nv USA | 03/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A few months ago on the discussion board, I started a thread with this topic: "Who or What Is Criminally Underrated?" One of our most thoughtful reviewers, Mary Whipple, responded with the late Nancy LaMott, and suggested that if I was at all interested in checking her out, to buy this particular album.

What can I say but thank you, Mary Whipple! This album is exquisite.

Although you will find this album in the jazz section of your Tower Records outlet, it really is more of a cabaret album with jazz sensibilities. Ms. LaMott is without a doubt a cabaret singer, as she not only has a vibrato better suited to cabaret than jazz, but she builds a song with drama, in a way that jazz singers generally don't.

Reviewing this is like reviewing John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman: everything in the album is so gorgeous that to single out one cut is to ignore the others unfairly, and to talk about them all is to create a review that is too long.

I do have to make special mention of two tracks, however.

To me, the highlight is the 8th track of the album, or Sondheim's "Good Thing Going/Not a Day Goes By." Aided by a beautiful, sensitive cello played by Debra Assail-Migliore, this is a perfect dramatic read of this song; from pp to ff, she builds this song so organically that I simply cannot imagine who could have sung this song more completely and more dramatically.

And the last cut is Jimmy Dorsey's "I'm Glad There Is You." This is certainly one of the most neglected love songs performed; I can't think of a more sensitive, heartfelt standard than this. With Ken Sebesky's guitar, Ms. LaMott sells it to the max. A perfect ending to a perfect album. RC"
Invaluable, indelible, incomparable.
Rick Cornell | 05/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of those albums you buy multiple copies of to give to your friends. It never wears out; every song is inspired. The Sondheim pairing is about as close as you can come to crossing the line between aesthetic and autobiographical emotion, but Nancy stays on the side of art, maintaining a tension that would be heartbreaking were it not so uplifting. Her reading of Mancini's hauntingly beautiful "Two for the Road" is another of the revelations in this incredible collection."