This is Sheila + Sugar & Spice (2 LP on 1 CD) Bonus Tracks
  • MGM SE 3698
    MGM SE 3698
  • Columbia CS 8207
    Columbia CS 8207
  • Sheila Guyse
    Sheila Guyse
  • Joya Sherrill
    Joya Sherrill

Sheila Guyse & Joya Sherrill

This is Sheila + Sugar & Spice (2 LP on 1 CD) Bonus Tracks

Best Voices Time Forgot

Personnel:
Sheila Guyse, Joya Sherrill (vcl), Leroy Holmes, Luther Henderson (arr, dir), Jerome Richardson (fl)

Reference: FSR V126 CD

Bar code: 8427328641265

The Best Voices Time Forgot
Collectible Albums by Top Female Vocalists

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

This is Sheila
In the 1940s and 1950s, Sheila Guyse (1925-2013) was a popular, well-loved figure both on stage and screen, comparable to such stars as Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne and Ruby Dee, all black actresses who broke through racial barriers. In 1943, at 18, she won first prize at the Apollo amateur contest, and was thoroughly thrilled when informed that she was the latest in a long line of winners that included Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Ruth Brown. She was labeled by New York critics as “Lena Horne’s newest rival.” In 1958, at 30, she recorded her only LP album, "This is Sheila," accompanied by an orchestra conducted by Leroy Holmes. In it, she exhibits the vocal personality of an unfettered singer, managing to impart with conviction and elan a sense of immediacy and vitality to a widely varied repertoire. The band provides some swinging and warmly pulsing support. Jet magazine described her as “a glamorous, high-octane performer under supper club spotlights.”

Sugar & Spice
Joya Sherrill (1924-2010) was seventeen when Duke Ellington hired her as a singer in 1942. The reason, she had written the lyrics for the bandleader’s theme song 'Take the 'A' Train,' in the young girl’s own words, “just for fun.” National acclaim would come to Joya soon thereafter with her 1944 performance of Ellington’s 'I’m Beginning to See the Light.' She left the band in early 1946, but continued to work with Ellington occasionally over the next two decades. “Duke would call me for jobs once a year at least,” she would admit. In 1959, Joya wrote the songs of her first album "Sugar and Spice," mixing the basic concepts of original lullabies with the more adult approach of jazz. Musical accompaniment and arrangements were provided by Luther Henderson, a famed Broadway orchestrator and arranger who had also worked with Ellington. Through her career, she sang in a long list of theaters scattered quite literally from coast to coast, and in 1962 emerged again in a big way when she was chosen to accompany the Benny Goodman Orchestra in a tour of Russia under U.S. Government auspices.



01. Let There Be Love (Rand-Grant)1:42
02. I Cover the Waterfront (Green-Heyman) 2:36
03. I Warm Up (Holofcener-Scott) 2:14
04. Out of This World (Arlen-Mercer) 2:16
05. You Took Advantage of Me (Rodgers-Hart) 2:26
06. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To (Cole Porter) 1:51
07. Easy Does It (Harold Rome) 2:56
08. You Do Something to Me (Cole Porter) 2:02
09. Make Love to Me (Weiss-Mann-Gannon) 2:12
10. You’re Driving Me Crazy (Walter Donaldson) 2:38
11. I’m Glad There Is You (Dorsey-Madeira) 2:20
12. Easy to Love (Cole Porter) 2:05
13. Run (White-Wolfson) 2:17 *
14. Little Bo Peep (Joya Sherrill) 2:21
15. Old Lady in a Shoe (Joya Sherrill) 2:35
16. Rain Rain Go Away (Joya Sherrill) 2:51
17. Three Blind Mice (Joya Sherrill) 2:16
18. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Joya Sherrill) 2:28
19. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater (Sherrill-Guilmenot) 1:52
20. Hi Diddle Diddle (Joya Sherrill) 2:21
21. Humpty Dumpty (Joya Sherrill) 1:50
22. Mary Had a Little Lamb (Sherrill-Guilmenot) 2:18
23. Hickory Dickory Dock (Joya Sherrill) 1:48
24. Little Boy Blue (Sherrill-Guilmenot) 2:03
25. Rock-a-bye Baby (Joya Sherrill) 3:09
26. Baby Me (Sherrill-Guilmenot) 3:46 *
27. Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) 3:22 *
28. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Arlen-Koehler) 2:15 *
29. Thou Swell (Rodgers-Hart) 2:01 *
30. Easy Street (Alan Rankin Jones) 3:42 *
31. End of a Love Affair (Edward Redding) 2:18 *

Album details

(*) Bonus tracks

Sources:
Tracks #1-12, from the Sheila Guyse album “This Is Sheila” (MGM SE 3698)
Track #13, from the Sheila Guyse single (MGM K12719)
Tracks #14-25, from the Joya Sherrill album “Sugar & Spice” (Columbia CS 8207)
Tracks #26-31, from “Sammy Jumps with Joya” (Design SDLP-22)

Personnel on “This is Sheila”:

Sheila Guyse, vocals
Accompanied by Orchestra under the direction of Leroy Holmes
Recorded in New York City, 1958

Personnel on “Sugar & Spice”:

Joya Sherrill, vocals
Accompanied by Orchestra arranged & conducted by Luther Henderson. Featuring Jerome Richardson on flute.
Recorded in New York City, December 1959

Personnel on bonus tracks [#26-31]:

Joya Sherrill is accompanied by guitar/piano/bass/drums.
Recorded in New York, 1957

MGM cover Photo: Robert Randall
Columbia cover photo: Robert Cato
Liner notes: Jordi Pujol
Original recordings produced by Leroy Holmes (1-12), and Luther Henderson (14-25)
This compilation produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.
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