Beautiful Love

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SP1017 - Beautiful Love - VR Smith

Catalog # :: SP1017
Artist :: VR Smith
Release :: 2009

  • V.R. Smith - Vocals
  • Leonard Thompson - Piano
  • Putter Smith - Bass
  • Dave Tull - Drums
  • Ralph Penland - Drums
  • Nolan Shaheed - Trumpet
  • Dave Koonse - Guitar
  • Gary Foster - Alto Saxophone
  • Isla Eckinger - Trombone, Vibraphone

Review: This is the second release by Skipper Productions for V. R. Smith and once again she is backed by a superb Los Angeles band led by her husband and bassist supreme, Putter Smith. She is a real jazz singer who doesn't go the safe route, but picks obscure standards that challenge her. Her deep raspy voice separates her from everyone else and definitely earns her a spot in the top singers of our time. All the wonderful arrangements are by Putter Smith. Tracks include: Ruby, Beautiful Love, The Island, Detour Ahead, Easy Living.


Track 01 :: Ruby :: Mitchell Parish / Heinz Roemheld :: 4:57


Track 02 :: I've Never Been in Love Before :: Frank Loesser :: 4:39


Track 03 :: Easy Living :: Ralph Rainger / Leo Robin :: 4:35


Track 04 :: Moonlight :: Alan Bergman / Marilyn Bergman / John Williams :: 5:12


Track 05 :: Beautiful Love :: Haven Gillespie / Victor Young :: 4:46


Track 06 :: Stella by Starlight :: Ned Washington / Victor Young :: 5:26


Track 07 :: If You Could See Me Now :: Tadd Dameron / Carl Sigman :: 4:40


Track 08 :: Dearly Beloved :: Jerome Kern / Johnny Mercer :: 3:12


Track 09 :: The Island :: Alan Bergman / Marilyn Bergman / Ivan Lins :: 6:16


Track 10 :: Yesterdays :: Otto Harbach / Jerome Kern :: 4:15


Track 11 :: Detour Ahead :: Lou Carter / Herb Ellis / Johnny Frigo :: 6:23


Track 12 :: My Foolish Heart :: Ned Washington / Victor Young :: 5:59