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MG-36057: A New Sound In Jazz - Helen Merrill With Strings

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue EmArcy type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 36057A MF1    MI    A1    I
SIDE-B MG 36057B MF2    MII    A1    I



Comments

Dec. 27, 2005: replaced with much cleaner copy (with same matrix information).

Inside The Groove

Helen Merrill's second LP on EmArcy label - this time “With Strings” arranged by Richard Hayman.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Helen Merrill's first EmArcy LP (MG-36006) is too famous - actually the masterpiece which is too good to be true. However, other EmArcy LPs by her are also innevitable.

On this second LP, she is accompanied with quartet, as well as moody strings arrangements by Richard Hayman (a hard-working arranger, conductor, and A&R man, as Hal Mooney, David Carroll and Quincy Jones also were).

This is so exceptional that such mellow strings backgrounds does NOT spoil her jazzy feelings. This is still one of the greatest female jazz vocal album ever.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

10 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 12255-3 Lilac Wine (Shelton) 4:20
A-2 12262-6 Anything Goes (Cole Porter) 3:02
A-3 12261-11 Mountain High, Valley Low (Scott) 2:57
A-4 12257-4 Beautiful Love (Gillespie - Young - King - Van Alstyne) 3:10
A-5 12263-4 Comes Love (Tobias - Step - Brown) 3:56
A-6 12260-2 End Of A Love Affair (Redding) 3:22
SIDE-B
B-1 12259-8 When I Fall In Love (Heyman - Young) 3:41
B-2 12264-6 The Masquerade Is Over (Wrubel - Magidson) 3:58
B-3 12258-6 Just You, Just Me (Green - Kalges) 3:31
B-4 12256-4 Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year (Frank Loesser) 3:48
B-5 12254-7 You Won't Forget Me (Goell - Spielman) 3:03
B-6 12265-2 Wait Till You See Him (Rogers - Hart) 3:24

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-1, B-4, B-5:
Helen Merrill (vo) with:
Hank Jones (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Milt Hinton (b), Sol Gubin (ds),
strings arranged by Richard Hayman.
Recorded in New York City on October 21, 1955.

A-3, A-4, A-6, B-1, B-3:
Same personnel as A-1.
Recorded in New York City on October 22, 1955.

A-2, A-5, B-2, B-6:
Same personnel as A-1.
Recorded in New York City on October 24, 1955.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Helen Merrill (vo) :
  • EmArcy MG-36086 : For Jazz Lovers / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20161 : Songs For The Mood You're In / Various Artists



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-36057 FRONT] [MG-36057 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-36057 A] [MG-36057 B]



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