Beverly Kenney Sings for Johnny Smith
  • Beverly Kenney
    Beverly Kenney
  • Johnny Smith
    Johnny Smith

Beverly Kenney

Beverly Kenney Sings for Johnny Smith

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Beverly Kenney (vcl), Bob Pancoast (p, celeste), Johnny Smith (g), Knobby Totah (b), Mousie Alexander (d)

Reference: FSRCD 079

Bar code: 8427328600798

Album details

Originally issued on Roost Records as Royal Roost LP 2206

Personnel:
Beverly Kenney, vocals, accompanied by Bob Pancoast (piano & celeste), Johnny Smith (guitar), Knobby Totah (bass), Mousie Alexander (drums).
Recorded in New York City, 1955

Cover photo by Herman Leonard
Liner notes: Barry Ulanov

Original recordings produced by Teddy Reig
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

"Beverly Kenney was one of the most promising new jazz singers of the mid-'50s. Unfortunately, she did not live long and recorded just three albums as a leader. This particular CD reissue, a quartet date with guitarist Johnny Smith, pianist Bob Pancoast, bassist Knobby Totah, and drummer Mousie Alexander, is a real gem, with Kenney heard in top form. Her version of "Destination Moon" is quite delightful, and other highlights include "Tis' Autumn," "Almost Like Being in Love," "There Will Never Be Another You," and "Snuggled on Your Shoulder," even if "Ball and Chain" (a renamed "Sweet Lorraine") does not quite cut it. Beverly Kenney had great potential and deserves to be remembered today. This reissue from the Spanish Fresh Sound label is highly recommended."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

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$11.18  (tax incl.)

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