Gloria Lynne could sing all kinds of music: middle-of-the-road '50s pop, bop, soul, swing, as well as jazz. The two albums collected here show her off at her best. On the first, she's wrapped in lush, string-filled arrangements (done by Marty Paich), while on the second she shifts moods and turns her attention to the blues.
Includes original release liner notes by Stan Bly & Lee Palmer.
Personnel: Gloria Lynne (vocals).
Arranger: Marty Paich.
Gloria, Marty & Strings is a lush, wonderful album that showcases Lynne at her very best. With the warm support of the orchestra, Lynne reaches new heights, offering original versions of such standards and pop hits as "Don't Worry About Me," "Serenade in Blue," "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" and "Whispering Grass." After Hours finds her with a small combo, and the results are equally impressive. The atmosphere is intimate, seductive and smoky, with songs like "Am I Blue," "Fly Me to the Moon" and "Man of Mine." With her distinctive, jazzy stylings, she demonstrates on both albums exactly why she earned such a devoted following over the years. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine