Rainy Day Women

From ‘The Gentle Rain’ to ‘Walking in the Rain’, we have mixed 18 ‘Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘The Ladies And The Rain‘. It has Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, Eva Cassidy, Peggy Lee, Stacey Kent And Jim Tomlinson and many more.

IMAGE : Pink Umbrella Wind Photo by Robert Swier’s buddy icon Robert Swier

Stacey Kent: An American language student visits Europe to study French, Italian and German for a Masters degree in comparative literature. Her life takes an unexpected twist that sees Stacey Kent become one of the world’s foremost jazz singers.

The Sue Raney Fan Site : Unable to find a voice teacher for her daughter at that time (due to her extreme youth), Raney’s mother (who later in life became a vocal teacher) took voice lessons herself and then passed what she learned down to Sue. “Early on I sang the hits, tunes that the girl singers in the big hands were performing. While growing up in the 1950′s. I first listened to Doris Day, Patti Page, Rosemary Clooney and Kay Starr….”

MúsicaBrasileira.org : When she joined forces with husband Eduardo Gudin in 1989, Vânia Bastos marked her presence permanently in the Brazilian music scene.

Patricia Barber’ : Barber said “I do feel like a postmodern pioneer. Soon after, all music began to be viewed as viable material for jazz vocalists and instrumentalists. The old repertoire distinctions between popular music and jazz were falling away.â€

Jazzamor on MySpace : The love for jazz from the 60s led Bettina Mischke and Roland Grosch together. With the concept to create a new sound with their own arranged cover versions, they toured with their jazz quartet halfway around the world. Always having Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, Sergio Mendes or film music from Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone in their suitcase.

dougpayne.com : Letta Mbulu (pronounced “let-ah” “em-boo-loo”) arrived in the United States in 1965 and quickly befriended such fellow South African exiles in New York City as Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela….. Performances at New York’s famed Village Gate club began to attract attention to her talents, particularly from jazz legend Cannonball Adderley, who invited her to tour with him (which she did throughout the remainder of the decade).

elusive disc : Jazz vocalist Eline is joined by pianist Bas van Lier, bass player Jos Machtel, drummer Erik Kooger for these 11 emotional tunes. Hans Dulfer on tenor sax joins in for the tracks “Oh When the Saints” and “Besame Mucho”.

Carmen Cuesta-Loeb : It was in 1979 that Carmen came in contact with jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb, who she met while he was performing in Madrid with the legendary jazz saxophonist Stan Getz. Within three months of their first encounter Carmen and Chuck were married and living in New York City.

PLAYLIST : Stacey Kent And Jim Tomlinson – The Gentle Rain (4.24) . Sue Raney – Here’s that Rainy Day (4.13) . Ella Fitzgerald – Don’t Rain On My Parade (3.19) . Julie London – September In The Rain (1.41) . Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Here’s That Rainy Day (4.02) . Vania Bastos – Não canto na chuva (2.43) . The Ronettes – Walking in the Rain (3.16) . Patricia Barber – Let It Rain (5.09) . Jazzamor – Pouring Rain (4.16) . Peggy Lee – I Get The Blues When It Rains (3.27) . Quincy Jones & Letta Mbulu – Many Rains Ago (4.45) . Eline – Come rain or shine (2.39) . Carmen Cuesta – In The Rain (3.30) . Eva Cassidy – Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (2.59) . Lena Horne – Singin in the rain (4.13) . Blossom Dearie – I Like London In The Rain (2.35) . Nina Simone – I Think its Going to Rain Today (4.44) . Marcia – Chuvas de Verão (3.57) .


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