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

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