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

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