Etta Jones

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HighNote CD 7026
Etta Jones
My Buddy

Buddy Johnson (1915-1977) is one of the true unsung heroes of jazz. Enjoying immense popularity in his time, after his death most of his songs and recordings were scandalously overlooked. Some of his songs are beloved standards of the American Popular Music repertoire ("Since I Fell For You", "Save Your Love For Me") others have not been heard since their initial recordings. The magnificent Etta Jones pays tribute to the songs of her mentor and former boss in the first album devoted exclusively to his music. Houston Person and Norman Simmons are also on hand. Rare repertoire and haunting performances by Ms. Jones make this the jewel in the crown of her already impressive discography.

Etta Jones- vocals; Houston Person- tenor saxophone; Norman Simmons- piano; John Webber- bass; Kenny Washington- drums

Tracks: When My Man Comes Home; They All Say I'm the Biggest Fool; Save Your Love For Me; Let's Beat Out Some Love; Since I Fell For You; Baby I'm Yours; Fine Brown Frame; I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone; Please Mr. Johnson; Hittin' On Me.

 Save Your Love For Me

 Fine Brown Frame

 Please Mr. Johnson

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