Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise. This Time the Dream's on Me. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye. Just the Way I Am. We Kiss in a Shadow. Prelude to a Kiss. I Want to Be Happy. I've Never Been in Love Before. Better Luck Next Time. Let There Be Love. When Sunny Gets Blue. The Best Thing for You. It's So Peaceful in the Country. When the Sun Comes Out.
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The record carried me through some very hard times! I can not adequately express how much this album means to me. It is truely an American classic! One person found this helpful. It is truely an American classic! One person found this helpful. A Jazz Legend. While having been a fan since I was very young, it was nice to be able to purchase this recording in CD form. The sound is excellent and I would recommend this CD to young people who should know about artists performing the American song book.
He was very happy with it. See all reviews. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. Something Cool! Mono And Stereo Recordings. The Capitol Transcriptions Using Anita Day as starting point -- but eschewing many of her scat-song histrionics in favor of pure tonal power and melancholic shading -- June Christy honed her singing skills with Stan Kenton's band before going solo in the '50s. Christy's relatively accessible vocal approach and blonde good looks eventually helped her gain success with such classic long players as Something Cool and The Misty Miss Christy.
Less swinging than Something Cool, The Misty Miss Christy mostly stays on auto-stroll with a wealth of subtle and sophisticated orchestral charts. This Time Of The Year. June Christy was always an exceptional vocalist steeped in cool jazz who had a knack for unearthing interesting songs and fostering under-recorded songwriters. With the unjustly neglected This Time of Year Christy decided to address the fact that every single Christmas album seems to feature the same few seasonal songs.
This Time of Year is that rarest of things -- a winter concept album of all new material that can be listened to even when the holidays are over. While Christy had a sunny image, listeners sometimes confuse her upbeat blonde looks with her actual music; here she continues her propensity to explore the darker end of the emotional spectrum on what is basically the Only the Lonely of Christmas albums.
But the album isn't only a refreshing change of pace -- it succeeds on musical merits alone and master arranger Pete Rugolo who was to June Christy what Nelson Riddle was to Frank Sinatra contributes deceptively complex charts that support Christy beautifully. Of course, things get better for the lovelorn protagonist through the course of the album, but not before Christy reminds you that the forced joviality of Christmas can sometimes make you feel less, not more, connected to your fellow man.
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