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Retta Christie with David Evans and Dave Frishberg, Volume 2

by Retta Christie

Americana - A collection of country and western songs Retta loves and standards from the classic period of popular music. Mr. Frishberg on piano, and Mr. Evans on reeds - two old pros who both perfectly frame Ms. Christie’s voice...
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. I Get the Blues When It Rains Retta Christie With David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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2. Foolin' Myself Retta Christie With David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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3. My Mother's Eyes Retta Christie With David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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4. Old Folks Retta Christie With David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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5. 'Neath the Purple On the Hills Retta Christie With David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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6. Only A Rose Retta Christie With David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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7. Sweet and Slow David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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8. You Always Hurt the One You Love Retta Christie With David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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9. A Sailboat In the Moonlight Retta Christie With David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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10. For All We Know Retta Christie With David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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11. I Only Want A Buddy Not A Sweetheart Retta Christie With David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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12. The Lonesome Road Retta Christie With David Evans And Dave Frishberg
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Retta Christie was an Oregon farm kid who learned to
square dance and to accompany family members and
her own singing with her guitar. She loves bristling Western
swing, good Dixieland, cowboy movie music and clever
song-stories by composers such as Floyd Tillman and Dave
Frishberg. This is not eclecticism for its own sake—Retta has
heartfelt reactions to a variety of songs and singers and
she expresses those feelings by telling—singing—each story
her own way.

David Evans began playing sax and clarinet around
Alabama in his ‘teens. He moved to New Orleans and
wound up playing with everybody in the Crescent City. His
resume contains names such as Nicholas Payton, Pete
Fountain, B. B. King and recording artists reflecting every
facet of popular music.

Dave Frishberg is held in high esteem around the world as
composer, lyricist, pianist and singer. Happily for Retta, and
for us, he also enjoys the less conspicuous role of
piano–playing sideman and accompanist. His star–studded
gig history includes Al Cohn, Bobby Hackett, Ben Webster,
Irene Kral, Anita O’Day and Jimmy Rushing. You won’t hear
Dave sing here, but you will hear Frishberg the songster at
work in the sensitive touches he employs to back Retta’s
vocal work.

“…straight ahead, no-tricks sweetness that defies pigeonholes.”
Doug Boynton, GirlSingers.org

“There is something absolutely charming about Christie’s straightforward, sweet delivery…her style is simple and melodic.”
Kyle O’Brien, Jazz Society of Oregon

“A singer with great technique…possessing a seemingly casual grace.”
Maxwell Chandler

“Christie does music she enjoys, with some great chops at the ready to swing along.”
Chris Spector, Editor, Midwest Record

“Christie’s calm, clear voice is a throwback to simpler times…”
Barbara Mitchell, Portland Tribune

“Retta brings a rare tenderness to her material.”
Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives


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