Slow Glow
  • Annita Ray Annita Ray

Annita Ray

Slow Glow

Other Labels: Jazz & Vocals

Personnel:
Annita Ray (vcl), Harry Betts (tb, arr, cond)

Reference: AS-16 CD

Bar code: 8427328880015

"Annita is a living doll. She was born in Hudson Falls, New York, and has always had show business eyes. She has headlined her share of the places that comprise neon America and even starred for several years as one of ray Anthony's BOOK ENDS with Diane Hall; but then she and Diane decided to perform their special brand sorcery without the distractions of horns and mutes, and they have been breaking it up ever since, wherever they appear. This is Annita's first album."

(From original inside liner-notes)

Tracklist

01. Slow Glow (Hazard-Taylor) 2:43
02. Don't Want to Walk Without You (Loesser-Styne) 2:53
03. The Heart That Broke Was Mine (Wolf-Landesman) 3:58
04. Another Time, Another Place (Richard Adler) 2:25
05. Oh, You Crazy Moon (Burke-Van Heusen) 3:10
06. I'll Be Around (Alec Wilder) 2:46
07. This Time the Dream's on Me (Arlen-Mercer) 2:52
08. This Life We've Led (Wolf-Landesman-Algren) 3:19
09. For All We Know (Lewis-Coots) 2:42
10. A Sunday Kind of Love (Belle-Prima-Leonard-Rhodes) 3:12

Album details

Originally released on Äva records (AS-16)

Annita Ray, vocals in all tracks
Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Harry Betts
Recorded at United Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, August 20 & 21, 1962

Engineered by Dayton 'Bones' Howe
Photograps: William Claxton

Produced by Jackie Mills and Tommy Wolf
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
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Press reviews

"Annita Ray's sublime debut pairs the singer with arranger Harry Betts, whose soft-focus, gossamer backings perfectly complement Ray's limited but evocative vocal palette. Betts' ingenious combination of woodwinds, feather-light strings and subtle rhythms nicely balance Ray's breathy, quavering vocals, lending focus and ballast to a singer in genuine need of both. The material is familiar--e.g. "A Sunday Kind of Love" and "For All We Know"--but to its credit Slow Glow trips up expectations at every turn, creating a listening experience as warm and lovely as its title portends."

Jason Ankeny -All Music Guide

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$12.37  (tax incl.)

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