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Julia Rich

A preacher's daughter from Tennessee, Julia Rich's road to becoming a jazz vocalist has been a winding one. Graduating from a job as a singing waitress in 1980, she started doing gigs in clubs in Chattanooga. During this time she worked with bass player Eddie Edwards and Stanley Turrentine organist Butch Cornell. They directed her to the work of the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and other jazz divas. Since then she has acquainted herself with the styles of Carmen McRae, Johnny Hartman, and Bonny Raitt (for earthiness) as she developed her own way with the vocal repertoire. The big break came in 1985 when she joined the Glenn Miller Orchestra as a "girl singer," touring 48 to 50 weeks in the U.S. and throughout the world. Still with the band, she has been given the duties of road manager. Her first album, I'll Take Romance, was released in June of 1999. Self-produced, this session features classic standards delivered in a straightforward manner by Rich's extremely pleasant voice. She is ably supported by outstanding jazz musicians, not the least of which is tenor saxophonist Ricky Woodard. A crystal clear voice, sound phrasing, and the ability to establish rapport with the listener through her understanding of the played material characterizes her performances. Hopefully, there will be more albums from Rich in the not-too-distant future with a somewhat more adventurous set of songs than what was on her first CD. ~ Dave Nathan
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  1.   Song
  2.   I Will
  3.   No Love, No Nothin'
  4.   You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You
  5.   My First Love
  6.   Off Key (Desafinado)
  7.   Here, There, And Everywhere
  8.   Hearts
  9.   Don't Blame Me
  10.   Deep Purple
  11.   I'm Happy Just to Dance with You
  12.   I'll Take Romance
  13.   I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
  14.   It's All Right With Me
  15.   Both Sides Now
  16.   Two Afternoons in December
  17.   Good Things to Eat
  18.   The End of the World
  19.   Working Girls
  20.   More Than You Know
  21.   These Foolish Things
  22.   Dreaming Dreams and Such
  23.   All the Cats Join In
  24.   In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  25.   Shiny Stockings
  26.   I Know Why
  27.   You Turned the Tables on Me
  28.   Teach Me Tonight
  29.   Wave
  30.   The Tennessee Waltz
  31.   Matching Rings
  32.   With All My Heart
  33.   Moonshine in Nashville
  34.   Where Are You
  35.   Hula Girls and Sea Shells
  36.   Only Because It's You
  37.   Boyfriends
  38.   You Hit the Spot
  39.   The Pirate
  40.   Gardenia
  41.   I Hear Music
  42.   Stars Fell on Alabama
  43.   A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  44.   I'll Remember April
  45.   Halloween Birthday
  46.   The Moon Song
  47.   A Little Thing Called Gin
  48.   Beyond the Sea (La Mer)
  49.   Lullaby of Birdland
  50.   In a Sentimental Mood
  51.   But Beautiful
  52.   At Last
  53.   La Vie en Rose
  54.   The Irises
  55.   Raining in Rio
  56.   Over the Rainbow
  57.   When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
  58.   Jumpin' Back
  59.   If I Spoke French
  60.   Witch Hazel
  61.   And I Love Him
  62.   They Can't Drive You Crazy if You Don't Get in the Car
  63.   Falling in Love With Love
  64.   Something Stupid
  65.   Cheek to Cheek
  66.   Tete-A-Tete
  67.   Faraway Places
  68.   The Second Time Around
  69.   Blue Moon
  70.   Til There Was You
  71.   Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
  72.   The Way You Make Me Feel
  73.   What a Difference a Day Made
  74.   All My Loving
  75.   Cookie Woman Blues
  76.   As Long as There's a Morning

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