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Marty Elkins - Fat Daddy (2018)

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2018 | Vocal Jazz | FLAC / APE | Mp3


Artist:
Title: Fat Daddy
Year Of Release: 2018
Label: Nagel heyer records
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Quality: Mp3 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 55:16
Total Size: 128 / 304 MB
WebSite:

Tracklist:

1. You Turned the Tables on Me 03:56
2. On Revival Day 02:40
3. How Can You Face Me 03:44
4. That's All There Is to That 03:39
5. It's Too Hot for Words 03:14
6. Cow Cow Boogie 03:29
7. I Cover the Waterfront 04:22
8. It's a Pity to Say Goodnight 03:07
9. My Old Flame 05:57
10. Fat Daddy 03:48
11. I Can't Face the Music 04:36
12. Sugar 03:38
13. These Foolish Things 05:07
14. Trav'lin' All Alone 03:59

(Review by Lance).
Another singer, another wowser! Tuesday it was Allegra Levy, today it's Marty Elkins. Two girls successfully mining the GASbook, both able to convey the emotions expressed by the lyricists without over-emoting.

Unlike Levy, Elkins doesn't stray into more contemporary waters but stays well within the 'golden era' that stretched from the 1920s to the mid-1950s. This isn't a criticism of either. Both do what they do do, well.
Elkins got hooked on jazz when at college in Boston. She discovered a copy of Billie's Lady in Satin in a Woolworth's bargain bin. The gal was hooked!

Moving to New York, she sang at the legendary, and now long gone, 52nd St. club Jimmy Ryan's as part of Max Kaminsky's band and still free-lances in and around the New York scene

All of the songs have historic affiliations with legendary jazz/popular music divas such as Ella; Billie; Dinah's Washington and Shore; Ethel Waters; Bessie Smith; Lavern Baker; Dorothy Squires; Alice Faye and even Mae West. I think they'd all approve and yet, Lee Wiley is the name that springs to my mind. The same relaxed, laid-back interpretation that characterised the singer who also moved around in Kaminsky's circle (Eddie Condon and co.). There's also a lovely Fats Waller song that's new to me - How Can You Face me?

Kellso is at his most lyrical - Ruby Braff lives! Chirillo's guitar is full chorded both in solo and comping. George Barnes the inspiration. Ash, totally relaxed on piano. Diamond, some funky organ fills and, helped by a simpatico rhythm section, the whole thing gels.
I'd like to think that one day I may catch Marty Elkins live. Trump's visiting these isles in the near future, maybe she could hitch a ride or, better still, take his place. Then again, there's an annual classic jazz party that takes place just outside of Whitley Bay but well within earshot of a Buddy Boldon trumpet solo. Elkins, Kellso and the above gang would slot in just fine...

Marty Elkins (vocals);
Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet);
James Chirillo (guitar);
Joel Diamond (piano/organ/alto);
Steve Ash (piano);
Lee Hudson (bass);
Taro Okamoto (drums);
Leopoldo Fleming (congas).







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