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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.   Here, There, And Everywhere
  3.   Blue Moon
  4.   No Love, No Nothin'
  5.   Raining in Rio
  6.   A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  7.   Good Things to Eat
  8.   I'm Happy Just to Dance with You
  9.   In a Sentimental Mood
  10.   All My Loving
  11.   It's All Right With Me
  12.   Halloween Birthday
  13.   Where Are You
  14.   Deep Purple
  15.   Lullaby of Birdland
  16.   When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
  17.   Off Key (Desafinado)
  18.   The Second Time Around
  19.   If I Spoke French
  20.   Faraway Places
  21.   I Hear Music
  22.   Jumpin' Back
  23.   Hula Girls and Sea Shells
  24.   I'll Remember April
  25.   Wave
  26.   My First Love
  27.   You Turned the Tables on Me
  28.   I'll Take Romance
  29.   I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
  30.   You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You
  31.   What a Difference a Day Made
  32.   Beyond the Sea (La Mer)
  33.   Dreaming Dreams and Such
  34.   Boyfriends
  35.   At Last
  36.   La Vie en Rose
  37.   More Than You Know
  38.   Til There Was You
  39.   Tete-A-Tete
  40.   The Way You Make Me Feel
  41.   Moonshine in Nashville
  42.   A Little Thing Called Gin
  43.   Something Stupid
  44.   I Know Why
  45.   Two Afternoons in December
  46.   These Foolish Things
  47.   Don't Blame Me
  48.   Witch Hazel
  49.   The Tennessee Waltz
  50.   Shiny Stockings
  51.   All the Cats Join In
  52.   Working Girls
  53.   But Beautiful
  54.   Gardenia
  55.   Only Because It's You
  56.   I Will
  57.   The Pirate
  58.   Over the Rainbow
  59.   With All My Heart
  60.   Matching Rings
  61.   Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
  62.   The Moon Song
  63.   Stars Fell on Alabama
  64.   Cheek to Cheek
  65.   The Irises
  66.   They Can't Drive You Crazy if You Don't Get in the Car
  67.   The End of the World
  68.   Cookie Woman Blues
  69.   Teach Me Tonight
  70.   Hearts
  71.   Falling in Love With Love
  72.   Both Sides Now
  73.   You Hit the Spot
  74.   And I Love Him
  75.   In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  76.   As Long as There's a Morning

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