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Stallings, Mary / Songs Were Made To Sing
Album:Songs Were Made To Sing Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stallings, Mary Added:05/2019
Label:Smoke Sessions 

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-05-22 
Reviewed: 2019-05-16
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Local 78-year-old vocalist says she’s always had an affinity for romantic songs. Stallings’ appreciation for these romantic messages is clear to listeners. Her enunciation is crisp and her delivery is meaningful, with each word getting its moment to shine. The love Stallings sings of isn’t restricted solely to romance.
If You Like: Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McCrae, Diana Krall
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Stolen Moments (5:07) – piano starts> midtempo song> trumpet solo> sax solo> midtempo song>
**2/ Lover Man (4:28) – piano starts> uptempo song with cha-cha beat> piano solo> uptempo song> crescendo end
*3/ Blue Monk (6:25) – piano/sax starts> midtempo bluesy song> sax solo soars> uptempo song> scat solo> crescendo end
*4/ Ill Wind (7:14) – piano/sax starts> slow song> sax solo> trumpet solo> slow song> mellow crescendo end
**5/ While We’re Young (4:41) – bass starts> slow tempo vocal over bass swings to midtempo> lovely piano solo> midtempo song> mellow crescendo end
*6/ Lady Bird (6:06) – full band starts> uptempo song with Latin vibe> soaring sax solo> trumpet solo> uptempo song> slow fade to crescendo end
7/ When I Close My Eyes (3:36) – piano starts> midtempo song> fade
***8/ Prelude To A Kiss (3:59) – drums starts> fast tempo song> sizzling trumpet solo> sax solo> fast tempo song> quick stop
9/ Third Time Is The Charm (3:32) – piano starts> midtempo song> piano solo> midtempo song> fade
*10/ ‘Round Midnight (5:12) – piano/trumpet starts> slow song swells in volume> trumpet solo> slow song> fade
11/ Soul Mates (5:34) - drums start> midtempo song> sax solo> midtempo song> slow fade
*12/ Give Me The Simple Life (4:13) – piano starts> slow hesitating song> slow fade
**13/ Sugar (5:14) – piano starts> midtempo song builds in volume> sax solo> midtempo song> slow fade & crescendo end

Track Listing
1.Stolen Moments 7.When I Close My Eyes
2.Lover Man 8.Prelude To Kiss
3.Blue Monk 9.Third Time Is The Charm
4.Ill Wind 10.' Round Midnight
5.While We're Young 11.Soul Mates
6.Lady Bird 12.Give Me The Simple Life
 13.Sugar