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

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