I'm Gettin' 'Long All Right

I'm Gettin' 'Long All Right

by Barbara Morrison

CD

Overview

Barbara Morrison has long been a well-kept secret in Los Angeles, a powerful veteran swing/blues singer who puts a lot of feeling and good humor into her vocalizing. She has recorded far too little through the years, making the release of this CD in 1997 a welcome event. Although performing a potentially tired repertoire, Morrison infuses life and sass into her versions. "Confessin' the Blues" sounds fresh and new, "Stormy Monday" segues effectively into "Everyday I Have the Blues," "My Funny Valentine" is taken funky (she also does a fine job with the R&B-ish "Use Me"), and even "God Bless the Child" cooks. In fact, the only ballad of the energetic date is the final number, "Tenderly." Backed by a fine big band arranged by Bill Liston (with some solo space for trumpeters Wayne Bergeron and Ron Stout, trombonist Andy Martin, altoist Brandon Fields and Liston's tenor), Barbara Morrison excels in this setting, displaying an extroverted and winning personality along with an appealing voice. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/1997
Label: Chartmaker
UPC: 0603281443025
catalogNumber: 14430

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbara Morrison   Primary Artist,Vocals
Rickey Woodard   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Axt   Bass
Rick Baptist   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Brandon Fields   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Dan Higgins   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Greg Huckins   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Dana Hughes   Trombone
Bill Liston   Conductor,Tenor Saxophone
Sal Lozano   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Andy Martin   Trombone
Bob McChesney   Trombone
Gordon Peeke   Percussion,Drums
Tom Ranier   Piano
Ron Stout   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Steven Holtman   Trombone

Technical Credits

Jay McShann   Composer
Walter Brown   Composer
Bill Liston   Arranger,Producer
James Mooney   Engineer
Barbara Morrison   Producer
Jim Mueller   Executive Producer
Alain Vasquez   Art Direction

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