• June Christie & Stan Kenton - Collection 1945-55

June Christy

June Christy was one of elite coterie of singers during the post-war decade who readily spanned the big band, cool jazz, and sophisticated pop genres, becoming one of the most popular and admired female vocalists of the era, outshone only by the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. Having sung with Boyd Raeburn's band in the early 1940s, she took over from Anita O'Day with Stan Kenton's ground-breaking orchestra in 1945, over the next five years was named by Down Beat magazine as the "best female vocalist with a big band" in 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1950. This great-value 49-track 2-CD set comprises a significant proportion of the studio and 'live' recordings she made with Kenton's orchestra through until 1950, by which time she had embarked on a successful solo career, and also includes some of the duet recordings she did with Kenton accompanying her on piano in 1955. It includes their 1945 No. 2 hit with "Tampico" along with the Top 10 hits "It's Been A Long Long Time" and "Shoo Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy" and five other Billboard chart entries. It's a substantial overview of her work with Stan Kenton, and a great showcase for her distinctive talent.

Disc 1:

  1. Tampico
  2. It's Been A Long Long Time
  3. I'm Gonna Love That Guy 
  4. That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch
  5. Ride On
  6. Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' 
  7. I Don't Want To Be Loved
  8. No Baby, Nobody But You
  9. It Ain't Necessarily So
  10. I Never Thought I'd Sing The Blues
  11. Shoo Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy
  12. Put That Ring On My Finger
  13. Fine, Fine Deal
  14. My Guy's Come Back
  15. Got A Penny, Jenny
  16. Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days, One Hour Blues
  17. Rika Jika Jack
  18. I Got The Sun In The Morning 
  19. Come Rain Or Come Shine
  20. He's Funny That Way
  21. Ain't No Misery In Me
  22. I'd Be Lost Without You
  23. It's A Pity To Say Goodnight
  24. Willow, Weep For Me
  25. His Feet Too Big For De Bed
  26. Don't Want That Man Around

Disc 2:

  1. Across The Alley From The Alamo
  2. The Spider And The Fly
  3. Please Be Kind
  4. I Got It Bad
  5. Soothe Me
  6. Curiosity 
  7. I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out
  8. Lonely Woman
  9. Over The Rainbow
  10. How High The Moon
  11. This Is My Theme
  12. Conflict
  13. Lonesome Road
  14. I'll Remember April
  15. Imagination
  16. Easy Street
  17. Daddy
  18. Baby, Baby All The Time
  19. Every Time We Say Goodbye (*)
  20. You're Mine, You
  21. We Kiss In A Shadow
  22. Come To The Party
  23. Just The Way I Am

June Christie & Stan Kenton - Collection 1945-55

  • Product Code: christy/kenton
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  • $16.00