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Butler, Laverne / Love Lost And Found Again
Album:Love Lost And Found Again Collection:Jazz
Artist:Butler, Laverne Added:11/2012
Label:Highnote 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-03-24 Pull Date:2013-05-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:26 May19 May12 May5 May28 Apr21 Apr14 Apr7 Apr
Airplays:11211112

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 06, 2015:Rebop
Be A Sweet Pumpkin
4.May 22, 2013:Green Copper Radio
Be A Sweet Pumpkin
2.Jun 19, 2015:Rebop
I'll Never Be Free
5.May 17, 2013:The Songsmith Show
Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
3.Jun 18, 2015:Jump, Jive, & Jazz
I've Told Ev'ry Little Star, That's All, Be A Sweet Pumpkin
6.May 10, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
I'll Never Be Free

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2013-03-12 
CLASSIC NIGHTCLUB JAZZ w VOCALS. LaVerne Butler caresses every note of these standards, love songs and show tunes with her rich, confident alto, and interprets every syllable with nuance & style. Bruce Barth is arranger, piano accompanist. Subdued bass and drums provide a steady foundation. Houston Person plays tenor sax on four tracks.

No FCC issues.

1 * Slow. Vocal is slinky, a bit vampy; sax responds soulfully; rhythm is minimal. (6:38)
2 ** Mid-fast. Peppy & fun. Delightfully old-fashioned lyric. The sort of song Ella would have done (but no scat singing here). Piano shows off with a terrific bridge. (3:55)
3 ** Fast. Very bright, almost brassy vocal (like a trumpet). Driven along forcefully by piano & drums. Really good bass solo in the middle. (4:04)
4 Slow. Bluesy. Voice & sax trade leads atop shimmering, brushed ride cymbals. (5:27)
5 Mid-tempo. Bluesy, broken hearted lyric. 40s-ish backing vocals. (3:51)
6 * Mid-slow. Love’s been lost again, but with a hop in her step she’s making the best of this time. Sax is again very soulful. (4:44)
7 * Mid-fast. Upbeat singing; elegant pno, bass, drums rhythm section. Hot bass solo. (4:06)
8 Very slow romantic ballad. Lovely singing, but this song is sorta sleepy. (6:08)
9 Mid-tempo. Uninspired reading of a show tune. Listen to Julie Andrews’ version. (4:34)
10 ** Her voice like a sax, Person’s sax like a human voice, the two of them seduce each other. Like a sexy, hanging-on-each-other, slow dance just before closing time. (5:35)
11 Mid-tempo. Like #9, a show tune that’s flat, mechanical, uninteresting. (3:07)

Track Listing
1.Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home 6.Travelin' Light
2.Be A Sweet Pumpkin 7.That's All
3.I've Told Ev'ry Little Star 8.Be Anything (But Be Mine)
4.Everybody's Somebody's Fool 9.In My Own Little Corner
5.The Bluest Blues 10.I'll Never Be Free
 11.Smile