1944 to 1948
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Maxine Sullivan

1944 to 1948

Legend

Personnel:
Maxine Sullivan (vcl), Courtney Williams (tp), Hank D'Amico (cl), Kenneth Billings, Ellis Larkins (p), Everett Barksdale, Tony Colucci (g), Beverly Peer, Harry Patent (b), Cedric Wallace (d), The New Friends of Rhythm, Larry Johnson (dir)

Reference: LCD 6004

Bar code: 8427328960045

Tracklisting:
01. I Carry The Torch For You (Joe Davis) 2:59
02. Behavin' Myself For You (Joe Davis) 3:04
03. If I Had A Ribbon Bow (Hughie Price) 2:43
04. Mad About The Boy (Noel Coward) 2:52
05. Jackie Boy (Traditional) 2:35
06. I Must Have That Man (McHugh-Fields) 2:53
07. Loch Lomond (Traditional) 2:36
08. I Can't Get Started With You (Gershwin-Duke) 2:56
09. Skylark (Mercer-Carmichael) 2:41
10. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Mercer-Arlen) 2:49
11. Taking My Time (Hardy-Jefferson) 2:04
12. Summertime (Gershwin-Bose-Heyward) 2:58
13. Legalize My Name (Mercer-Arlen) 2:51
14. Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter) 2:34
15. Restless (Coslow-Satterfield) 2:48
16. Cry, Buttercup, Cry (Rocco Accetta) 3:03

Maxine Sullivan, vocals in all tracks

Personnel on #1-2: Cedric Wallace Orchestra
Courtney Williams (trumpet), Kenneth Billings (piano), Everett Barksdale (guitar), Cedric Wallace (drums), plus string accompanying.
Recorded in New York City, November 24, 1944

Personnel on #3-8: The New Friends of Rhythm, conducted by Sylvan Shulman
Laura Newell (harp), Hank D'Amico (clarinet, only on #6,7), Tony Colucci (guitar), Harry Patent (bass), plus string accompanying.
Recorded in New York City, 1946

Personnel on #9-14:
Ellis Larkins (piano), Everett Barksdale (guitar), Beverly Peer (bass)
Recorded in New York City, 1947

Personnel on #15-16: Probably Larry Johnson & His Orchestra
Recorded in New York City, 1948

Liner notes: Alan Eichler
Produced for CD release by jordi Pujol
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Review:

"Vocalist Maxine Sullivan, who had a hit with "Loch Lomond," recorded some other popular numbers in the late '30s and worked with John Kirby's Orchestra, making 18 obscure recordings during 1944-48 for the Bacon/Davis, International and Apollo labels. Sixteen selections (all but two songs that were included on an earlier Onyx album) are on this attractive collector's LP. The straightforward singer is heard backed by a quintet plus strings led by bassist Cedric Wallace, "The New Friends of Rhythm" (a different string group), Larry Johnson's Orchestra and, best of all, swinging on six numbers with pianist Ellis Larkins' trio. Despite the lack of sales at the time, Sullivan is heard in prime form throughout such numbers as "Skylark," "Legalize My Name," "Restless" and remakes of "If I Had a Ribbon Bow" and "Loch Lomond." Even with the high quality of these enjoyable recordings, Maxine Sullivan (who would find her sophisticated swing approach to be a bit out of fashion) would not record (other than two numbers in 1953) again until 1955."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

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$11.29  (tax incl.)

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