• mid century minx  (CD, £6.75)

    label: Croydon Municipal

    Imagine if Jessica Rabbit and Joan Holloway made an album! This seductive selection of breathy female vocals highlights many of the forgotten names of the 50s and 60s who, given a break, could have been Peggy Lee or Julie London. As curved and comfortable as a mid-century modern sofa.  First time on CD for the majority of these tracks.  The perfect after-hours album for 50s fans.  Features backing from great jazz musicians like Quincy Jones, Barney Kessel and Gil Evans.  Beautiful artwork featuring reproductions of many of the original beautiful album covers. Track listing: 1. LAZY AFTERNOON Irene Kral 2. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME Sallie Blair 3. OFF SHORE Ethel Ennis 4. THERE'S A LULL IN MY LIFE Anita O'Day 5. I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO TURN Jeri Southern 6. FOR HEAVEN SAKE Anne Phillips 7. BEYOND THE NEXT HILL Beverly Kenney 8. SAND IN MY SHOES Marge Dodson 9. BLUE CITY Shirley Horn 10. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS Mavis Rivers 11. A STRANGER IN TOWN Lurlean Hunter 12. SHANGRI-LA Dolores Gray 13. BALTIMORE ORIOLE Barbara Lea 14. CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS Toni Harper 15. ALONG WITH ME Jane Fielding 16. NO MOON AT ALL Lucy Reed 17. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU Doris Drew 18. TRAVLIN' LIGHT Marcy Lutes 19. ALONE TOGETHER Peggy Connelly 20. AS YOU DESIRE ME Jo Stafford

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