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

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