Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Catherine Russell, Strictly Romancin'
Catherine Russell takes us to an earlier time with an album of well and not-so-well known swing tunes about love and its many moods. Strictly Romancin' (World Village) could have been made around 1950. The arrangements have that big band transition to mid-size band post war flavor to them and they are well put together. Catherine has one hell of a voice. Dead on pitch, beautiful range and tone, and soul! A little Dinah Washington there maybe. But this is Catherine Russell and we should listen because she's got it!
What to say more except hear her and be happy. A major sort of voice there and a great retro-recall program. Yes!