- Released: August 30, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Fantasy
Description by OLDIES.com:
In her recording debut, Mary Stallings more than held her own with one of the best bands Cal Tjader ever led. Originally recorded in 1961.
- 1.Mighty Rumblin' Blues
- 2.It Ain't Necessarily So
- 3.God Bless The Child
- 4.Just Squeeze Me
- 5.I Didn't Know About You
- 6.I'm Beginning To See The Light
- 8.Why Don't You Do Right?
- 9.Honeysuckle Rose
- 10.I'm Just A Lucky So And So
- 11.Ain't Misbehavin'
- 12.Mr. Blues
- 13.Just In Time
- 14.Why Don't You Do Right?
Personnel: Cal Tjader (vibraphone), Mary Stallings (vocals), Lonnie Hewitt, Johnnie Rae, Freddie Schreiber, Victor Venegas, Paul Horn, Clare Fischer.
Originally released on Fantasy (8068).
Personnel: Cal Tjader (vibraphone); Cal Tjader; Lonnie Hewitt (piano, electric piano, keyboards); Victor Venegas, Freddie Schrieber (bass instrument); Mary Stallings (vocals); Paul Horn (flute); Clare Fischer (piano); Johnny Rae (drums).
Recording information: RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA; Sound Recorders, San Francisco, CA.
Arranger: Clare Fischer.
CAL TJADER PLAYS/MARY STALLINGS SINGS is a noteworthy album in that it represents Mary Stallings's recording debut. Only 22 at the time, Stallings sings with a remarkable amount of conviction and control here, displaying the rich tone and heavy gospel influence that would mark all her work. Tjader leads a fine band through a set filled with standards and tunes by Fats Waller and Duke Ellington, and his cool-toned vibes add a shimmering atmosphere to the proceedings. The 2005 reissue boasts excellent remastered sound and two alternative takes from the session.