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

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