I See Your Face Before Me + Remembering (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Grand Award 33-367
    Grand Award 33-367
  • Coral CRL 57043
    Coral CRL 57043

Lynn Taylor & Marjorie Lee

I See Your Face Before Me + Remembering (2 LP on 1 CD)

Best Voices Time Forgot

Personnel:
Lynn Taylor, Marjorie Lee (vcl), Buddy Weed, John T. Williams (p, arr, dir), Billy Butterfield (tp), Bob Alexander (tb), Stanley Webb (fl, cl), Ted Nash (as), Barry Galbraith, Bob Gibbons (g), Arnold Fishkin, Rolly Bundock (b), Johnny Cresci, Jack Sperling (d)

Reference: FSR V125 CD

Bar code: 8427328641258

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
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit

Lynn Taylor (1937-1979) was a warm, unaffected pop singer with a feeling for jazz and a sense for the lyrics. She phrased every line with delicacy and intelligence, all while projecting them in a warm, breathy style. She was originally discovered by Walter Winchell while at the Composer Room in New York, an activity she combined with appearances in other leading Manhattan clubs as well as in commercial radio and television. In 1957 she recorded "I See Your Face Before Me," an album of haunting, exquisite melodies from the pen of Arthur Schwartz, most of them with origins in his many successful musical comedies. Buddy Weed’s delicate piano fill-ins and imaginative arrangements permeate all the songs, while Lynn supplies them with a sort of intimacy seldom heard in stage show renditions and which proves most alluring. You are bound to enjoy Lynn’s performances, which transmit her musicianly feeling for jazz with poise and assurance.

Marjorie Lee was born in New Jersey, and after starting as a vocalist in 1942, she was associated with an array of outstanding orchestras, including those of Richard Himber, Joe Reichman, and Russ Morgan. In the summer of 1945, she recorded her first sides with Russ Morgan for Decca, and then followed him to be one of the band’s vocalists at the Biltmore Bowl in Los Angeles a year later. In 1948 we find her singing with Dave Rose and his orchestra on several episodes of the Red Skelton Radio Show. She devoted some years exclusively to her family after marrying drummer Bernie Halpert, but in 1957 she made a comeback to the scene with the album "Remembering With Marjorie Lee." On these recordings, Marjorie Lee shows her fresh, melodic voice, and her emotional investment in every performance, how she was always mindful of the lyrics in each song, while the arrangements handed by a then-young John T. Williams are consistently artistic and subtle.

Tracklist

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Total time: 74:31 min.


01. I See Your Face Before Me (Schwartz- Dietz) 2:53
02. Then I’ll Be Tired of You (Schwartz-Harburg) 3:08
03. It’s All Yours (Schwartz-Fields) 1:52
04. Haunted Heart (Schwartz-Dietz) 2:44
05. By Myself (Schwartz-Dietz) 3:41
06. You and I Know (Schwartz-Stalling-Stillman) 2:50
07. Thief in the Night (Schwartz-Dietz) 3:29
08. High and Low (Schwartz-Carter-Dietz) 2:32
09. The Dreamer (Schwartz-Loesser) 2:25
10. Oh But I Do (Schwartz-Robin) 2:14
11. Something to Remember You By (Schwartz-Dietz) 2:50
12. Wandering Heart for Miss Sterling (Schwartz-Dietz) 2:20
13. Warm Kiss and Cold Heart (Roberts-Fisher) 3:47 *
14. It’s Funny to Everyone But Me (Jack Lawrence) 3:03 *
15. I’ve Got an Invitation to a Dance (Symes-Neigburg-Levinson) 3:10 *
16. Was That the Human Thing to Do (Fain-Young) 2:55 *
17. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Vocal (Dubin-Warren) 2:47
18. These Foolish Things – Vocal (Maxwell-Stracey-Link) 2:14
19. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart – Sax Solo (Ellington-Mills-Nemo-Redmond) 2:22
20. Alone Together – Vocal (Dietz-Schwartz) 2:27
21. One Love – Piano Solo (Rose-Robin) 2:00
22. Good for Nothing Joe – Vocal (Koehler-Bloom) 2:39
23. Lullaby of the Leaves – Vocal (Young-Petkere) 2:05
24. I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good – Vocal (Ellington-Webster) 2:37
25. Our Waltz – Piano Solo (David Rose) 1:57
26. Bewitched – Vocal (Hart-Rogers) 2:26
27. Something to Live For – Sax Solo (Ellington-Strayhorn) 2:23
28. Maybe You’ll Be There – Vocal (Gallop-Bloom) 2:30

Album details

(*) Bonus Tracks

Sources:
Tracks #1-12, from “Lynn Taylor—I See Your Face Before Me” (Grand Award 33-367)
Tracks #13-16, taken from the album “Ernie Kovacs Presents Buddy Weed and Introduces Lynn Taylor” (Coral CRL 57043)
Tracks #17-28, from the album “Remembering with Marjorie Lee” (Beau Monde BR-100)


Personnel on "I See Your Face Before Me":

Lynn Taylor, vocals
Accompanied by the Buddy Weed Septet

Billy Butterfield, trumpet; Bob Alexander, trombone; Stanley Webb, flute Buddy Weed, piano & arrangements; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Arnold Fishkin, bass; Johnny Cresci, drums.
Recorded at Fine Studios in New York City, 1957

Bonus Tracks #13-16:
Accompanied by the Buddy Weed Sextet
James Morreale, trumpet; Hank D’Amico, clarinet; Tommy Kay, guitar; Buddy Weed, piano & arrangements; Arnold Fishkin, bass; Bunny Shawker, drums.
Recorded in New York City, January 25 (#13 & 14), 26 (#15 & 16), 1956


Personnel on "Remembering":

Marjorie Lee, vocals
With the John T. Williams Quintet

Ted Nash, alto sax; John T. Williams, piano; Bob Gibbons, guitar;
Rolly Bundock, bass; Jack Sperling, drums.
Recorded at Glen Glen Sound Stage, Hollywood, May 8, 1957

Grand Award cover painted by Elmer Wexler
Beau Monde color photography & design: Phil Howard
Liner notes: Jordi Pujol, Bob Callen
Original recordings produced by Enoch Light (#1-12), Bob Thiele (#13-16), and Bernie Halpert (#17-28)
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.
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$12.19  (tax incl.)

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