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- Released: July 22, 1997
- Label: Jazz Alliance
- 1.No More Blues
- 2.Bye Bye Country Boy
- 3.Rain Sometimes
- 4.The Lady's in Love with You
- 5.I Have the Feeling I've Been Here Before
- 6.I Won't Dance
- 7.The Hungry Years
- 8.The People That You Never Get to Love
- 9.The Call of the City
- 10.Alone Too Long
- 12.I've Grown Accustomed to His Face
- 13.The Feeling of Jazz
- 14.I'm Pullin' Through
Personnel: Susannah McCorkle (vocals); Keith Ingham (piano); Al Gafa (guitar); Steve LaSpina (bass); Joe Cocuzzo (drums).
Recorded at Delta Studio, New York, New York on November 16 and November 18, 1981. Includes liner notes by George Simon and Irv Kratka.
Personnel: Susannah McCorkle (vocals); Alexander Gafa (guitar); Keith Ingram (piano); Joe Cocuzzo (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Irv Kratka; George Simon.
Recording information: Delta Studio, NY (11/16/1981-11/??/1981).
As confirmed by the reception of albums such as NO MORE BLUES in 1988 and I'LL TAKE ROMANCE in 1990, Susannah McCorkle is recognized as one of the most adept performers in contemporary vocal jazz. As with her other work, THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEVER GET TO LOVE showcases a highly developed style, a clarity of tone, crisp enunciation, and a breezy, articulate delivery, all of which lend her recordings a sharp, professional feel.
What McCorkle lacks in improvisatory bravado (her vocal approach is fairly straightforward), she makes up for in warm timbre and attention to phrasing. Ballads such as "I Have the Feeling I've Been Here Before" and "The Hungry Years" work well alongside more uptempo numbers such as "I Won't Dance" and the rhythmically expressive title cut. This is smooth, by-the-book vocal jazz that, in approach and execution, owes a great deal to the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn.