Blossom Dearie (album)

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Blossom Dearie
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Studio album by Blossom Dearie
Released April 1957
Recorded September 11–12, 1956
Genre Jazz, vocal jazz, cool jazz
Label Verve Records
Producer Norman Granz, Blossom Dearie
Blossom Dearie chronology
Blossom Dearie Plays "April in Paris"
(1956)
Blossom Dearie
(1957)
Give Him the Ooh-La-La
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[1]

Blossom Dearie is a studio album by Blossom Dearie. It was recorded in 1956 and released in 1957, and was her first recording for Verve Records.

This is Dearie's first American solo album. Already known for the group "Les Blue Stars" of France and their French version of "Lullaby of Birdland", Norman Granz personally invited her to record for Verve Records.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "'Deed I Do" (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) – 2:11
  2. "Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)" (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman) – 2:45
  3. "Ev'rything I've Got" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 2:27
  4. "Comment allez-vous" (Murray Grand) – 2:10
  5. "More Than You Know" (Edward Eliscu, Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 3:25
  6. "Thou Swell" (Rodgers, Hart) – 2:59
  7. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) (sung in French) – 3:09
  8. "Tout doucement" (Emile Jean Mercadier, Rene Albert Clausier) – 2:21
  9. "You for Me" (Bob Haymes) – 2:13
  10. "Now at Last" (Haymes) – 3:20
  11. "I Hear Music" (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser) – 2:05
  12. "Wait Till You See Her" (Rodgers, Hart) – 3:19
  13. "I Won't Dance" (Dorothy Fields, Hammerstein, Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh) – 2:44
  14. "A Fine Spring Morning" (Haymes) – 3:04

CD reissue bonus tracks not included on the original 1957 release

  1. "They Say It's Spring" (Marty Clark, Haymes) – 3:22
  2. "Johnny One Note" (Rodgers, Hart) – 2:10
  3. "Blossom's Blues" (Blossom Dearie) – 3:09

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 59. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.