Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Barbara Lea in Love

Singer Barbara Lea often recalls her idol and friend Lee Wiley on this set of love songs. The backup is uniformly tasteful but changes from song to song with such impressive stylists as trumpeter Johnny Windhurst, baritonist Ernie Caceres, Garvin Bushell (on oboe and bassoon), Dick Cary (the arranger on piano and alto horn), guitarist Jimmy Raney and (on a beautiful version of "True Love") harpist Adele Girard making memorable appearances. Lea's straightforward and heartfelt delivery is heard at its best on such songs as "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," "Mountain Greenery," "More than You Know" and "Autumn Leaves" (which is partly taken in French). These interpretations are often touching.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/lea-in-love-r155066

Barbara Lea
Lea in Love


1 Will I Find My Love Today ? (Fogarty, Shaw) 3:45
2 We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together (Manners, Sour) 2:00
3 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Porter) 3:18
4 Am I in Love (Barrett, Ryan) 2:00
5 The Very Thought of You (Noble) 3:05
6 I've Got My Eyes on You (Burgess, Porter) 2:12
7 True Love (Chatman, Porter) 2:53
8 Mountain Greenery (Hart, Rodgers) 2:18
9 More Than You Know (Eliscu, Rose, Youmans) 4:43
10 Ain't Misbehavin' (Brooks, Razaf, Waller) 2:40
11 Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Mercer, Prevert) 3:17
12 Sleep Peaceful, Mr. Used-To-Be (Arlen, Mercer) 3:18

Featuring Dick Cary, Barbara Lea, Johnny Windhurst, Ernie Caceres, Garvin Bushell, Adèle Girard, Al Casamenti, Al Hall, Osie Johnson, Jimmy Lyon, Jimmy Raney, Beverly Peer, etc.

Recorded between April 19 & May 1, 1957


Pete said...

Thanks great rare and beautiful stuff,cheers from Melbourne Australia.

Descargador said...

Sigo sosteniendo que tu blog es un milagro para nuestras discotecas. Muchas gracias por todo el material compartido!

Jaffa said...

Thank you very much for the Barbara Lea ! Lovely album, indeed and much appreciated.

deGallo said...

Barbara Les....thank you.

Zape said...

Thank you Mel presentation of this wonderful singer. My favs are gorgeus "The Very Thought Of You" and melancholic "Autumn Leaves".

Foth said...

It's great to see some posts from classic 50's singers like Barbara Lea and Helen Carr. Thanks so much.

Adrian said...

Wonderful album. Like usual.
All your posts are just exquisite.
If I don't thank you every time I receive a gift from you I'm deeply sorry.
You're doing a great job Melanchthon. I hope some day to be able to come to Greece and express all my gratitude in person.....

Otis Foster said...

Mel - thanks for this, and the Helen Carr, too. Carr of course is gone, but Lea continues to sing although well into her 70s or early 80s. I believe she now concentrates on Dixie-type material. Quite a shift in focus from her early years.

1Surfrider said...

May you be blessed, you share musical beauty with the world.

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danair said...

Thanks Mel,one i missed first time out.

TEO said...

Thanks very very much Mel!!!
Another title new to me and very interesting!!!

El Tortuga said...

this one did work out fine! a wonderful album, thank you very much Melanchthon.

Kneigh said...

As Danair said, I missed this one the first time around, so shame on me!! Many thanx for the re-post, Melanchthon!! As always, I very much appreciate all the great music you post!!

rubberduck said...

MAny thanks

fcapeau said...

Many thanks, Mel, for this rare and beautiful session.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you