‘Blossom Dearie’ records her first solo and eponymous album (1957)

‘Blossom Dearie’ is her first studio solo and eponymous album recorded on September 11–12, 1956 and released in April 1957 by Verve Records.

Track listing : 1.’Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) – 02:11 . 2.Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?) (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman) – 02:45 . 3.Ev’rything I’ve Got (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 02:27 . 4.Comment allez-vous (Murray Grand) – 02:10 . 5.More Than You Know (Edward Eliscu, Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 03:25 . 6.Thou Swell (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 02:59 . 7.It Might as Well Be Spring (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 03:09 . 8.Tout doucement (Emile Jean Mercadier, Rene Albert Clausier) – 02:21 . 9.You For Me (Bob Haymes) – 02:13 . 10.Now At last (Bob Haymes) – 03:20 . 11.I Hear Music (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser) – 02:05 . 12.Wait Till You See Her (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 03:19 . 13.I Won’t Dance (Dorothy Fields, Hammerstein, Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh) – 02:44 . 14.A Fine Spring Morning (Bob Haymes) – 03:04 .

Musicians : Blossom Dearie – Piano, Vocals . Herb Ellis – Guitar . Ray Brown – Double Bass . Jo Jones – Drums .

Production Produced by Norman Granz, Blossom Dearie .

Package : Will Friedwald Liner Notes .

Recorded on September 11–12, 1956 .

Released on April 1957 by Verve Records.

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A Tribute To Blossom Dearie
Of course, this is the good album. But I think this is not a great record, especially when comparing with the great Verve albums that followed this. I am not sure why this record is so popular. It may be partly because of the impressive album cover. […]

sundazed @ RateYourMusic
The backing choir on a few songs SHOULD BE SHOT or at least go back to whatever Disney cartoon they came out of.Blossom has a nice cutesy and shyly sexy voice that gives these standards a different spin than if they were sung by Ella or Dinah or Sarah.Herb Ellis,Ray Brown,and Jo Jones are good backing band for her,and with the classic Verve production of the 1950`s it`s a pleasant listen. […]

The Honourable Husband @ Amazon
Blossom Dearie‘s “It Might as Well be Spring”, sung in French, is without doubt the sexiest thing I have ever heard. Misty, romantic, drenched in ennui and melancholy, but a light touch maintained with that clear, pure voice. It makes me go weak at the knees. […]

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