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

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