I'll Take Romance (vinyl)
  • Dawn DLP-1105 Dawn DLP-1105

Donna Brooks

I'll Take Romance (vinyl)

Jazz Vinyl

Reference: DLP 1105

Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / MONO
Label: DAWN
Catalogue Reference: DLP-1105
Recording Year: 1956
Country of Pressing: SPAIN
Comments: New Copy
Reissue of the original Dawn DLP-1105
Cover Grade: MINT
Vinyl Grade: MINT

Side One:

1. I'll Take Romance 1:52
2. Full Moon And Empty Arms 2:38
3. Old Folks 4:15
4. I Didn't Know What Time I 2:46
5. You're Nearer 2:00
6. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To 2:05

Side Two:

1. You Make Me Feel So Young 2:50
2. A Strange In Town 3:24
3. The Lamp Is Low 2:18
4. An Occasional Man 2:36
5. Love Is A Fool 4:46
6. You Came A Long Way from St. Louis 2:18

Originally issued in Hi-Fi on DAWN DLP-1105


Donna Brooks (vocals), Alex Smith (piano), Paul Worthington (bass), Angelo Pao (drums)

Recorded in New Yoek City, 1956

Produced by Chuck Darwin
Liner notes by Burt Korall



"New York comedy and cabaret singer-cum-jazz vocalist Donna Brooks is heard here on her third recorded outing for the Dawn label, and her first true full-length. Recorded in 1956, the smoky, sultry-voiced Brooks has a delivery that is a dead cross between Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington. With a fronting band of a generic piano trio, Brooks is nonetheless a fine interpreter of modern jazz song. Here she covers the Kaye/Mossman classic "Full Moon And Empty Arms," Mel Torme's "A Stranger In Town," Rodgers and Hart's "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To," and the Martin & Blane nugget "An Occasional Man," and infuses them with a beautifully haunting femme fatale quality, with a perfect ear for nuance and color, and stunning pronunciation and articulation. The other selections on the set are as satisfying, if not as remarkable. In all, a fine debut with a show of promise that was never realized."

Thom Jurek -All Music Guide

$19.60  (tax incl.)

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