Mary Ann McCall You're Mine, You: 1939-1950
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- by Matt Dennis ~ Welcome Matt: Four Complete Albums (2-CD) ~ $14.53
- Released: September 7, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Hep Records
- 1.Big Wig in the Wigwam
- 2.720 in the Books
- 3.Busy As a Bee
- 4.Romance in the Dark
- 5.Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
- 6.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
- 7.Money Is Honey
- 8.Big Butter and Egg Man
- 9.On Time
- 10.Trouble Is a Man
- 11.I Got It Bad
- 12.Detour Ahead
- 13.Jamaica Rhumba
- 14.More Than You Know
- 15.You're My Thrill
- 16.I Hadn't Anyone Till You
- 17.You're Mine, You
- 18.I'm Yours
- 19.Nice Work if You Can Get It
- 21.There Must Be Something Better Than Love
- 22.Nothin' from Nothin'
- 23.I Cried for You
- 24.The Sky Is Crying
- 25.(What Can I Say) After I've Said I'm Sorry
- 26.Until the Real Thing Comes Along
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Personnel: Mary Ann McCall (vocals); Fred Otis (guitar, piano); Chuck Wayne, Hy White, Herb Sargent, Bus Etri, Jimmy Raney, Barney Kessel (guitar); Harry Klee (flute, alto saxophone); Marshall Royal, Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone); Artie Shaw (clarinet); Bob Burnet (saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet); Ray Hopfner, Gene Kinsey, Sam Markowitz, James Lamare (alto saxophone); Dexter Gordon, Pete Johns, Flip Phillips, Saxie Mansfield, Gene Ammons, Kurt Bloom, Herbie Steward, Jimmy Giuffre, Al Cohn, Mickey Folus , Buddy Savitt (tenor saxophone); Gerry Mulligan, John LaPorta, Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone); Joe Mondragon (bass saxophone); Clarence Willard, Conrad Gozzo , Don Fagerquist, Ernie Royal, Mac Macquordale, Irvin "Marky" Markowitz, Gerald Wilson, Charlie Walp, Howard McGhee, Cappy Lewis, Steady Nelson, Al Porcino, Pete Candoli, Red Rodney, Shorty Rogers, Bernie Glow, Billy May, Stan Fishelson, John Owens (trumpet); Joe Bishop (flugelhorn, horns); Earl Swope, Ed Kiefer, Claude "Spud" Murphy, Rob Swift , The Bill Harris Quintet, Neal Reid, Ralph Pfiffner, Murray McEachern, Ollie Wilson, Bart Varsalona (trombone); Tommy Linehan, Gil Barrios, Jimmy Rowles, Al Haig, Lou Levy, Tommy Todd, Bill Miller (piano); Red Norvo, Terry Gibbs (vibraphone); Don Lamond, Frank Carlson, Irv Kluger, Jackie Mills, Jeff Morton, Lee Young, Shelly Manne, Cliff Leeman (drums); Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five, Ralph Burns & His Orchestra, Woody Herman & His Orchestra, Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra.
Liner Note Author: Alastair Robertson.
Recording information: Hollywood, CA (04/12/1939-02/01/1950); Los Angeles, CA (04/12/1939-02/01/1950); New York, NY (04/12/1939-02/01/1950).
Arranger: Joe Bishop.
A fine singer from the swing era who was always underrated, Mary Ann McCall deserved much more fame than she received. After an unrecorded stint with Tommy Dorsey in late 1938, she made her recording debut with Woody Herman ("Big Wig in the Wigwam") and gained some attention for her work with Charlie Barnet during 1939-1940. Following a period off the scene, she joined Woody Herman's Herd in 1946, staying with the band until its breakup. She recorded four numbers as a leader in 1947 and then was a member of Herman's Second Herd during 1948-1949. Her solo career, which included a couple numbers recorded with Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five, never caught on the way one might have expected, though she returned to the jazz scene on an occasional basis into the 1980s. You're Mine, You has the best of her recordings of 1939-1950, including numbers with the Barnet and Herman orchestras; her early solo session; the Shaw titles; and a 1950 date that includes trumpeter Red Rodney, tenor saxophonist Al Cohn, and baritonist Gerry Mulligan. Among the more memorable performances on this long overdue and definitive collection are "Romance in the Dark," "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams," "Trouble Is a Man," "Detour Ahead," "You're My Thrill" (one of McCall's best-known recordings), "Sunday," and "I Cried for You." ~ Scott Yanow
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