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

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