Donna Brooks

I'll Take Romance

Dawn Records

Donna Brooks (vcl), Alex Smith (p), Paul Worthington (b), Angelo Paoli (d)

Reference: DCD 113

Bar code: 8427328441131

Special Collector's Edition:

· Complete Sessions
· Original artwork and liner notes
· Hi-Fi Recordings
· Newly Remastered

01. I'll Take Romance (Hammerstein II-Oakland) 1:52
02. Full Moon And Empty Arms (Kaye-Mossman) 2:38
03. Old Folks (Hill-Robinson) 4:15
04. I Didn't Know What Time I (Rodgers-Hart) 2:46
05. You're Nearer (Rodgers-Hart) 2:00
06. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) 2:05
07. You Make Me Feel So Young (Gordon-Myrow) 2:50
08. A Strange In Town (Mel Tormé) 3:24
09. The Lamp Is Low (Parish-DeRose-Shefter) 2:18
10. An Occasional Man (Martin-Blane) 2:36
11. Love Is A Fool (Brody-Lewis) 4:46
12. You Came A Long Way (Russell-Brooks) 2:18

Album details

All tracks originally issused as Dawn DLP-1105

Donna Brooks (vocals), Alex Smith (piano),
Paul Worthington (bass), Angelo Paoli (drums).
Recorded in New York, 1956

Liner notes: Burt Korall
Original sessions produced by Chuck Darwin
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
© 1998 by Fresh Sound Records

Hi Fi · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas, S.L.

Press reviews

"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)


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