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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.   The Second Time Around
  3.   Cheek to Cheek
  4.   I'm Happy Just to Dance with You
  5.   You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You
  6.   With All My Heart
  7.   Don't Blame Me
  8.   Two Afternoons in December
  9.   The Tennessee Waltz
  10.   Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
  11.   The Way You Make Me Feel
  12.   Only Because It's You
  13.   Here, There, And Everywhere
  14.   I Will
  15.   It's All Right With Me
  16.   The Irises
  17.   Gardenia
  18.   Tete-A-Tete
  19.   More Than You Know
  20.   Hearts
  21.   If I Spoke French
  22.   Raining in Rio
  23.   Dreaming Dreams and Such
  24.   The Pirate
  25.   Boyfriends
  26.   Matching Rings
  27.   The Moon Song
  28.   You Hit the Spot
  29.   Hula Girls and Sea Shells
  30.   Working Girls
  31.   I'll Take Romance
  32.   Beyond the Sea (La Mer)
  33.   Lullaby of Birdland
  34.   Stars Fell on Alabama
  35.   Jumpin' Back
  36.   Teach Me Tonight
  37.   Witch Hazel
  38.   Blue Moon
  39.   Cookie Woman Blues
  40.   All My Loving
  41.   Both Sides Now
  42.   Shiny Stockings
  43.   What a Difference a Day Made
  44.   All the Cats Join In
  45.   Falling in Love With Love
  46.   My First Love
  47.   I Hear Music
  48.   I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
  49.   In a Sentimental Mood
  50.   I'll Remember April
  51.   La Vie en Rose
  52.   But Beautiful
  53.   A Little Thing Called Gin
  54.   I Know Why
  55.   Deep Purple
  56.   You Turned the Tables on Me
  57.   Wave
  58.   In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

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