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Blossom Dearie - Give Him The Ooh-La-La (1958/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Blossom Dearie - Give Him The Ooh-La-La (1958/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Blossom Dearie
Title: Give Him The Ooh-La-La
Genre: Jazz, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Swing
Label: © The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Release Date: 1958/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:38:17
Recorded: NYC, December 12 & 13, 1957

Of the six recordings Blossom Dearie did for the Verve label in the '50s, Give Him the Ooh-La-La is the third one to be released on CD. Three titles still remain in the vaults including a Betty Comden and Johnny Green tribute as well as a Broadway Hits collection. It's a shame because Dearie's girlishly dynamic voice, subtle piano playing, and rarified choice of contemporary material made her recordings unique among '50s jazz vocal outings. Give Him the Ooh-La-La is no exception, with stellar backing by regular bassist Ray Brown, drummer Jo Jones and guitarist Herb Ellis, and Dearie's taut arrangements of a set of glowing ballads and brisk swingers. Included are a few well-worn standards like "Just One of Those Things" and "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea." More intriguing, however, are Dearie's inclusion of obscure titles like Cy Coleman's "The Riviera," a tongue and cheek portrait of Europe's playground, as well as his "I Walk a Little Faster." Additionally, there's the gently executed and innocuous self-help number "Try Your Wings," a bouncy "The Middle of Love," and a nod to her club stint in Paris with the French tune "Plus Je T'Embrasse." As usual, both Dearie's piano and voice are instilled with impeccable playfulness on mischievous numbers like the title track and in the tender pathos of ballads such as "Like Someone in Love." Like Dearie's two other available titles Blossom Dearie and Once Upon a Summertime, Give Him the Ooh-La-La features a great collection of tunes from the high point of her recording career. The dilemma is not which recording to get, but where to start. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Cook

1 Just One Of Those Things 02:03
2 Like Someone In Love 04:33
3 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea 02:29
4 They Say It's Spring 03:47
5 Try Your Wings 03:26
6 Bang Goes The Drum 03:25
7 The Riviera 03:49
8 The Middle Of Love 02:36
9 Plus Je T'embrasse 02:31
10 Give Him The Ooh-La-La 02:42
11 Let Me Love You 02:45
12 I Walk A Little Faster 04:12

Blossom Dearie, vocals, piano
Ray Brown, double bass
Jo Jones, drums
Herb Ellis, guitar

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