Stallings, Mary / Don't Look Back
Album:Don't Look Back Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stallings, Mary Added:May 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-06-02 Pull Date:2012-08-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 5Jul 29Jul 8Jul 1Jun 17Jun 10

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 19, 2022:The Songsmith Show (rebroadcast from Jul 6, 2012)
Night Mist Blues
4.Jul 31, 2012:Rebop
Love Me Or Leave Me
2.Dec 29, 2021:No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Jun 8, 2012)
Night Mist Blues
5.Jul 28, 2012:Blues With A Feelin'
Love Me Or Leave Me
3.Aug 03, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Night Mist Blues
6.Jul 24, 2012:Rebop
Is That...? (This Love), Every Time We Say Goodbye / Goodbye

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-05-31 
HighNote, 2012

VOCAL JAZZ – San Francisco native Mary Stallings proves – again – that she’s one of the best jazz singers around. A first-call trio backs her up as she alternates tender ballads and midtempo numbers with a warm voice, impeccable delivery and gorgeous pacing. Right on, Mary.

All great! Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11

1. 3:59 – midtempo standard sway, piano has uptown elegance
2. 6:09 – slow romantic ballad: she drags out the syllables in a delicious ache
3. 4:23 – oh yeah… after-hours blues, just voice & piano… perfection!
4. 6:04 – dark ballad medley: slow and gentle with just enough heartache
5. 3:51 – gently waltzing tune: vocals dance over sweet trio
6. 6:06 – torch ballad, careful pacing and some really nice vocal slides
7. 5:02 – Tin-Pan Alley blues: great old-fashioned sound… tell it!
8. 3:17 – slow ballad, beautifully done, short and sweet with no drums
9. 4:34 – Betty Carter ballad, just elastic vocal & rich piano
10. 5:28 – very slow ballad; voice & piano reach into the darkness
11. 4:34 – relaxed, straight-up blues; piano & vocal are very nice indeed
12. 5:55 – slow-drag ballad, hushed and romantic with a bit of loneliness

[ Fo ] - May 2012

Track Listing
1.When Lights Are Low 7.Love Me Or Leave Me
2.The Way You Love Me 8.Don't Misunderstand
3.Night Mist Blues 9.Key Largo
4.Every Time We Say Goodbye / Goodbye 10.Soul Eyes
5.Is That...? (This Love) 11.Mary's Blues
6.Don't Look Back 12.People Time (Forever Mine)