- Audio CD (June 20, 2000)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Taragon
- ASIN: B00004TTJR
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,373 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Joni James - Latest and Greatest Hits
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deep and honest feeling. Due to her extraordinary capacity to convey very deep feelings, she is more than just a popular singer. Her songs address the human condition in the most fundamental ways.
Joni James was a protege of MGM, and she performed between 1952 and 1966 on that basis, and yet, on the good side, MGM did for her a most unusual thing by giving her alone the right to
choose her own material. This permitted her to take a principled position on the relations between men and women, a position to which she maintained total fidelity, both in her singing and so far as we know in her personal life.
On the bad side, MGM exploited her shamelessly, having her record so many songs that she became more overexposed than perhaps any other performing artist has ever been in all of "recorded" history. This ensured that her songs would no longer become gold or platinum best sellers, because people simply had heard far too much of her singing during those years. Yet back on the good side, MGM allowed her singing to convey the basic life message she chose to give to the world. And her message was perfectly clear.
In the corpus of the work of Joni James we can clearly see one fundamentally basic message coming through a majority of her songs. She chose to celebrate and insist upon the ideal union
between a man and a woman. Many, many of her songs celebrated the joy of total commitment and total fidelity.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely loved to hear her singing the old songs that I loved long ago. The magic is still there. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jo.yo.
Fantastic singer, great songs.
CD received in good time and in excellent condition.
It's time to give up. Lame when singing and worse when talking, please go away and let talent go on alone without you.Published on July 10, 2004
But get rid of the background singers already and do an album of jazz standards with a jazz trio...Published on December 3, 2003 by Eric Emerson
Joni was one of the big bad 3(the others are Patti Page & Teresa Brewer), these gals were horrible middle of the road pop singers. Read morePublished on December 3, 2003 by Eric Emerson
Come on Joni, if you do a comeback album, have a little more class. Throw in some Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Rogers & Hart, Mercer, Ellington... Read morePublished on December 1, 2003 by Jessica Jailbait16