Gloria Lynne recorded many albums for Everest in her early days, slipped away into obscurity and then in the 1990's made a comeback. An excellent singer whose style falls between bop, 1950's middle-of-the-road pop and early soul, Lynne was always capable of putting on a colorful show. Her mother was a gospel singer and Lynne started out singing in church. She had five years of concert training and in 1951 won the legendary amateur competition at the Apollo Theatre.
Lynne sang with some vocal groups, became a single and in 1958 was discovered by Raymond Scott, who at the time was a top A&R man at Everest. During her busy period with Everest (at least ten records were cut between 1958-1963), Lynne had hits in "I Wish You Love" (a song she virtually made a standard) and "I'm Glad There Is You." She recorded with both orchestras and jazz combos, becoming quite popular for a period. However, with the rise of rock and the change in the public's musical tastes, Lynne was forgotten for a time. Only a commercial record in 1975 for ABC broke the silence. But starting in the early 1980's, Gloria Lynne started working regularly again, regained some of her earlier frame and in the early 1990's recorded a couple of CDs for Muse.
01. Long Ago And Away (Kern-Gershwin) 2:56
02. Dreamy (Shaw-Garner) 3:54
03. Intermezzo (Heinz-Provost) 2:17
04. Try A Little Tenderness (Campbell-Connelly-Woods) 2:31
05. My Reverie (Clinton-Based on Claude Debussy) 2:36 *
06. Be My Love (Brodzsky-Cahn) 2:28
07. Bali Ha'l (Rodgers-Hammerstein II) 2:45
08. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe (Harburg-Arlen) 2:43
09. Indian Love Call (Friml-Hammerstein-Harbach) 2:27
10. A Hundred Years From Today (Young-Washington) 2:19
11. One Step From Heaven (Miller-Lehmann) 2:33
12. My Prayer For You (Smalls) 2:40 *
13. Condemned Without Trial (Blair-Robertson) 2:39
14. Please Be Kind (Chaplin-Cahn) 2:58
Total time: 38:16 min.
(*) These titles were not included in the original LP sequence
These Stereo recordings were originally produced by Everest Records and released on 12-inch album as LPBR 5090 (mono) and SDBR 1090 (stereo).
Gloria Lynne (vocals), with Orchestra Conducted by LeRoy Holmes
Recorded in New York City, 1960
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Stereo · 20-Bit Digitally Remastered
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