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)
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
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