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Stepping Out
Stepping Out
Price: $14.19
66 used & new from $0.25

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who woulda thunk?, May 19, 2000
This review is from: Stepping Out (Audio CD)
Someone in the LA Times used the phrase "jazz-lite" to describe Krall after she won the Grammy. I guess if it's melodic and beautiful it can't be jazz-hevi -- even if it swings down to your big toe. Baloney! Diana is the best thing to hit jazz for a long time. And others feel that she is the wrong color to do real jazz. It don't make no difference. Oscar Petersen, another great Canadian, is Black and a guy. Krall is white and a gal. It don't make no difference. Louis Armstrong once told me there is only two kinds of music: good and bad. This "early" album shows that Diana has had it, that is the God-given genius to make good music, nearly from the beginning. Unless a bus hits her, she's gonna be around far longer than I will. Strangely,I like that thought. It warms me like a good Bonded bourbon, sort of lke Diana's soft, smokey voice warms me. BB

Love Album
Love Album
13 used & new from $6.70

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars soft and gentle, May 19, 2000
This review is from: Love Album (Audio CD)
Soft, gentle, and soulful, the Love Album sets a mature, bittersweet mood and soothes you to love. This apparently last and long lost album of Doris Day is probably her best, with only a handful of others competeing, including her two lovingly done religious-inspirational disks and another, Doris Day and Andre Previn Duet, along with the Bossa Nova Latin album. There is also something bittersweet in the thought that Day, at this high point, stopped recording, leaving us saddened at the thought of how many wonders we never heard from this humble musical genius.

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