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Soft Lights & Sweet Music
Lydia Gray, Betty Johnson
Soft Lights & Sweet Music
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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The most exciting aspect of Betty Johnson's recent return to professional singing has to be her live performances. Her shows mix fun and fancy with love and luxury. Betty draws from her pop smashes of the 1950s "I Dream...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lydia Gray, Betty Johnson
Title: Soft Lights & Sweet Music
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Original Cast Record
Original Release Date: 1/1/1996
Re-Release Date: 11/4/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Cabaret, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 769386122422

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The most exciting aspect of Betty Johnson's recent return to professional singing has to be her live performances. Her shows mix fun and fancy with love and luxury. Betty draws from her pop smashes of the 1950s "I Dreamed" and "Little White Lies" and summons the true beauty of her voice with standards such as Bart Howard's "My Love is a Wanderer" and Rodgers and Hammerstein's "I Have Dreamed." After seeing or hearing a Betty Johnson show one feels dappled with beauty and warmth. And there's more. On occasion and in this live recording entitled Soft Lights and Sweet Music Betty invites daughter Lydia to share the stage. Lydia who can hold her own in any nightclub re-defines the concert, caressing lovely standards such as "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "You Are There."
 

CD Reviews

Betty Johnson, the musical voice
Donald G. Jones | Middlesex, Vermont | 12/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My wife and I thoroughly enjoy listening to Betty Johnson sing. The choice of songs and the clarity of the voice are extraordinary. The recordings at the Cafe Pierre also give the listener a peek at the personality of Betty and her daughter. The music takes us back to better times in the music world, and Betty has the voice and delivery to do it best. Donald and Frederica Jones"
Betty Johnson and Lydie Gray are simply sublime
Timothy King | Burke, VA USA | 06/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had the pleasure of being in the audience on the closing night of Betty Johnson and Lydia Gray's '95 stint at the Cafe Pierre in NYC, when this CD was recorded. Hearing Ms. Johnson's "Time After Time" alone is more than worth the price. Each selection has a life all its own and spending an hour with these two lovely ladies is one of the finest hours any music lover can experience."