Love Among the Young + Diana Trask (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Columbia CS 8028
    Columbia CS 8028
  • Columbia CS 8401
    Columbia CS 8401
  • Jennie Smith
    Jennie Smith
  • Diana Trask
    Diana Trask

Jennie Smith & Diana Trask

Love Among the Young + Diana Trask (2 LP on 1 CD)

Best Voices Time Forgot

Personnel:
Jennie Smith, Diana Trask (vcl), Ray Ellis, Glenn Osser (arr, cond)

Reference: FSR V110 CD

Bar code: 8427328641104

The Best Voices Time Forgot
Collectible Albums by Top Female Vocalists

· Collector's Edition
· 2 Original LPs on 1 CD
· Original Cover Art, Liner Notes
· Complete Personnel Details
· Stereo Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit

Love Among the Young
Jennie, barely twenty years old, already had the poise and elegance of an experienced artist. She could show off not only a voice with feeling, but an ability to interpret a song with warmth and lively emotion. On this album she takes a dozen numbers and presents them in a sweet and unaffected way. She sings brilliantly and memorably of love among young people, accompanied in a most satisfactory fashion by the Ray Ellis orchestra.

Diana Trask
This album was the exciting introduction to the amazing talent of the beautiful Australian singer and TV star Diana Trask. Her arrival in the States in 1959 took the scene by storm. Listen, and you are sure to enjoy the many gifts of this lovely young singer…

Album details

Sources:
Tracks #1-12, from the album “Love Among the Young” (Columbia CS 8028)
Tracks #13-25, from the album “Diana Trask” (Columbia CL1601 [CS 8401])

Personnel on “Love Among the Young”:
Jennie Smith, vocals
Accompanied with orchestra arranged & conducted by Ray Ellis
Recorded in New York City, 1958

Personnel on "Diana Trask":
Diana Trask, vocals
Accompanied with orchestra arranged & conducted by Glenn Osser
Recorded in New York, 1960

Original recordings produced by Mitch Miller
This CD compilation produced by Jordi Pujol

Stereo • 24-Bit Digitally Remastered

Press reviews

"The bigger this Fresh Sound series of The Best Voices Time Forgot gets, the more it positively evokes an era which seems long passed.

That’s not to suggest female vocalists are thin on the ground these days, it’s just that these voices have now been rescued for posterity and a new audience awaits them, many of whom perhaps weren’t even born when they were made. This is only a good thing, better late than never…

Smith and Trask are on the superior pop side of things as opposed to jazz, but I for one am not fussed about the distinction, not when Trask can wring a little personal poignancy out of My Funny Valentine, where her work is markedly in sympathy with Glenn Osser’s arrangement,  and which is followed up by what might once have been referred to as a swinger in the form of I Hear Music.

Arguably the album has been eclipsed as an art form in this era of playlists and shortened attention spans. If so then it throws both these albums into stark relief as they’re models of judicious programming. So Smith’s reading of Love Among The Young, recorded like the rest of the album when she was barely out of her teens, and which she sings with an authority exceeding her years, is followed by a carefree reading of Cross Your Heart, in which she wrings out of the lyric a measure of unaffected joy that’s quite out of step with the fraught times we’re living through."

Nic Jones ()
https://jazzjournal.co.uk
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