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

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