The Carless Torch
  • Dorothy Carless
    Dorothy Carless
  • Barney Kessel
    Barney Kessel

Dorothy Carless

The Carless Torch

Other Labels: Jazz & Vocals

Dorothy Carless (vcl), Barney Kessel (g, arr), Joe Mondragon (b), Bill Young (d), Milt Holland (vib, d, perc)

Reference: R403 CD

Bar code: 8427328882217

Dorothy Carless is a British singer by birth, but she's working here in an intimate and breathy style that's perfect for the mid 50s LA setting of the album! Backings are by the Barney Kessel trio - a group here that features not only some sensitive guitar from Barney, similar to his mode used with other singers of the time - but also some especially great work on vibes, which ring out nicely, and give the album a really unique feel! Dorothy's quite comfortable in these spare backings - and shimmers along warmly with the guitar and vibes.

(From the inside liner notes)

01. Baby, Baby, You're The One (Lyn Murray) 2:54
02. Here Lies Love (Raigner-Robin) 2:35
03. It's Easy To Remember (Rodgers-Hart) 3:06
04. Love Letters In The Sand (Coots-Kenny) 2:42
05. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter) 3:02
06. Bidin' My Time (G. & I. Gershwin) 2:31
07. Hello, My Lover, Goodbye (Green-Heyman) 3:40
08. It's Too Late Now (Lane-Lerner) 3:22
09. My Old Flame (Johnston-Coslow) 3:08
10. I Don't Want To Cry Anymore (Victor Schertzinger) 3:30
11. I'll Never Be The Same (Kahn-Malneck-Signorelli) 3:08
12. For Every Man There's A Woman (Arlen-Robin) 2:10

Album details

Originally released as a 12-inch album HI-FI Record (R 403)

Dorothy Carless, vocals in all tracks
Featuring The Barney Kessel Trio
Barney Kessel (guitar), Joe Mondragon (bass), Milt Holland (vibes, glockenspiel, drums & bongos).
Recorded in Los Angeles, 1956

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

The Carless Torch collects torchy standards by British singer Dorothy Carless, including "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," "My Old Flame," "I'll Never Be the Same," and "Here Lies Love." Carless' elegant, sultry delivery makes this somewhat hard-to-find album worth searching out for fans of '40s vocal pop and jazz.

Heather Phares -All Music Guide


10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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