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

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