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Catherine Russell is a New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a native of Panama who moved to New Orleans and then New York City, becoming a pioneering pianist/composer/bandleader, and Louis Armstrong's long-time musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, an outstanding bassist and vocalist, has performed with Mary Lou Williams and International ... Read more in Amazon's Catherine Russell Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 11, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: World Village USA
  • ASIN: B000EWBKIU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,892 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sad Lover Blues
2. Can't We Be Friends
3. The Late, Late Show
4. Where Can I Go Without You
5. Put Me Down Easy
6. My Man's An Undertaker
7. Blue Memories
8. Junteenth Jamboree/Royal Garden Blues
9. Back O Town Blues
10. Someday You'll Want Me To Want You
11. The Poker
12. You Were Made For Me
13. Darn That Dream
14. Deep In a Dream
15. New Speedway Boogie

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" . . . a wonderfully eclectic set of tunes including "Back O Town Blues" which her dad Luis Russell wrote with Louis Armstrong." -- Lee Hildebrand, San Francisco Bay Guardian (Best of 2006)

"... it's a delight to hear the real thing in Catherine Russell. . ." -- Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal

"She has an infectiousness that not only spurs the band on but also grabs the listener by the ear." -- Jazz Week Magazine, April 10, 2006

"She is a fesh and original voice. Cat is the most exciting debut album I've heard in a long time." -- Will Friedwald, New York Sun

"This is one album that raises the standard for standards !" -- Johnny Meister, WXPN-FM

. . ." Incredibly Talented and Classy. . . " -- Village Voice

Russell's inclusive nature and sheer talent places her in the elite of new songstresses like Madeleine Peroux, & Norah Jones. -- Steve Futterman, Barnes & Noble,com

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Open Ears on April 14, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Catherine Russell has the all too rare ability to cut across a variety of song styles in a single recording and make them all sound cohesive, organic, smart and full of connected feelings. This disc has echos of everything from gospel to jump to blues and back through Bob Wills for good measure, yet it all makes sense. To my ears its her Sam cooke allusions that work most transcendently: "Put Me Down Easy" is pure pleasure and simple moving artistry. A great talent finally stepping out front.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Guy Dayen on January 26, 2007
Format: Audio CD
A wonderful album. There is a great variety of styles on this album, and Catherine Russell shines at every moment. The mood varies as well, and Ms. Russell is equally adept at singing torch songs, the blues, and funnier numbers - don't miss "My Man's An Undertaker, and He's Got A Coffin Just Your Size".

Get this album - you won't be disappointed.

Guy D.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Hoosier Harmony on January 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I saw Catherine Russell at the Lotus Festival in Bloomington and immediately came home and purchased the CD at Amazon. Loved the performance and love the CD. She can do it all. Jazz, Blues, Folk, Pop. Her cover of Put Me Down Easy is the best!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Irma S. Weaver on July 17, 2006
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Cat Russell accomplished all she set out to do on this CD, singing with an accomplished ensemble a variety of songs that make the listeners want to dance. I can't wait for a follow-on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Wuensch on June 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Catherine Russell sings and swings effortlessly with a truly beautiful timbre. Her versatility and range of voice and style is astonishing. She has paid her dues supporting other performers: watch her take her place with the best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James R. Horne on December 17, 2013
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Catherine is one of the best vocalists out there at present. Incredibly inventive. Eclectic. Thrilling. Sassy. Beautiful. There is no one like her. Try this. You'll like.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donald L. Fink on August 10, 2013
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A great singer who does a ll styles, but is best at capturing old style blues, tho she is good at standards too.
She seems to be drawn to old time songs in the style of Bessie Smith and her generation of early blues recordings
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Avid D on February 10, 2013
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I saw her in concert last year and was blown away, if you haven't heard her, you are missing something wonderful
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