Title: Classic Love Songs
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Rhonda Lehman
Genre: Jazz / Vocal Jazz
Quality: Mp3 / 320kbps
Total Time: 36:39 min
Total Size: 101 MB
01. The Nearness Of You (4:18)
02. I Only Have Eyes For You (2:57)
03. Blue Skies (2:28)
04. Fly Me To The Moon (3:00)
05. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life (4:50)
06. Night & Day (3:25)
07. Embraceable You (3:22)
08. All The Things You Are (3:09)
09. The Shadow Of Your Smile (3:28)
10. Our Love Is Here To Stay (2:52)
11. You Make Me Feel So Young (2:46)
If you love the songs of Frank Sinatra, you will love this collection of love songs. They’re classic and timeless and wash your world in the colors of love.
I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to be releasing an album done with my good friend; Joey Singer. I first met Joey when I was a student at Indiana University School of Music when I walked into the music lounge on the 4th floor of the Music Annex, asked if anyone there wanted to be my accompanist and Joey’s hand went up. From that moment, a friendship began. I had no idea at the time just how amazing an accompanist he was, but it didn’t take long to find out.
After IU we went our separate ways. Joey went on to play for the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Mathis, Toni Tennille, Mary J Blige, Debbie Renolds.. I married and raised 4 beautiful children and tried very hard to be a normal average mom. Singing took a back seat to more pressing matters. Then one day breast cancer was found. The thought that my life may well be over, put things into perspective. Life is much too brief. So. after the cancer treatments were through, I walked into the local recording studio and recorded a Christmas album – something my children could remember me by when I was gone.
In the meantime, Joey & I had touched base occasionally. He would tell me of his wonderful life in music and I would listen.
Joey & I had done so many styles of music together – classical, pop, showtunes, and vocal jazz. Joey can handle it all, but without question my favorite style is the music of Sinatra & his contemporaries. I love the freedom of those tunes.
In a way this is a reunion album. I asked Joey if he would be willing to work with me; he said yes; we walked into the recording studio with song titles and lyrics and recorded what happened next. I don’t know of anyone else that could do that, and I am so grateful that he did. These are all familiar tunes, but they are my versions of them – mine & Joey’s. I hope you love them. And I hope they bring you closer to the one you love as you listen.