Lucy Reed - This Is Lucy Reed: Complete Recordings 1950-1957 (2017)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:54:18 | 266 MB
Label: Fresh Sound Records
Lucy (Lucille) Reed (1921-1998) began her singing career with Woody Herman in 1949. Later she joined Charlie Ventura’s big band and did some radio and TV work in Chicago. In 1951 she was chosen to represent Chicago in the Miss Television contest she was regarded as a fine prospect by bookers and record people as the beautiful girl who had charmed listeners at the Chicago Streamliner and other local clubs during the early Fifties. Her basic vocal quality was never strikingly full-ranged or tonally opulent, but her taste and musicianship were of such imaginative flexibility that she surpassed a many other nightclub singers more generously gifted by nature. Her skillful phrasing, based on her tender care for lyrics and her subtle beat, made her a singer of quiet distinction.