Celia Ramsay | I'll Just Lie About It

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I'll Just Lie About It

by Celia Ramsay

Funny, sad and topical love songs; a masterful jazz vocalist.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. I'll Just Lie About It
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2. I'm Through With Love
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3. Kentucky Babe
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4. Lament
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5. Why Do I Try?
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6. Bird Bordello
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7. You Don't Know What Love Is
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8. Bad Girl Song
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9. Deck of Cards
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10. Think Again Love
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11. Key to My Heart
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12. The Nerd Song
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13. It Never Entered My Mind
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
What does it mean to be a songwriter? When fate hands you a song, you've received a mandate to help it be heard. You can't labor this stuff, can't write it like a term paper; it's more like catching something that flies by and waves at you, maybe sadly, or with a smirk. But once it's in your hands, you have a responsibility to help it come to life.

I'll Just Lie About It is a stylistic departure from Celia's first album of Scottish ballads, but it gives her a chance to explore her alter-ego--that of jazz chanteuse. In the most fundamental way, the traditional ballad singer and the jazz blues singer have everything in common: they are both singing their hearts out about love and its trials, tribulations and triumphs.

Most of the songs have been written by Celia, others are her favorites from the Great American Songbook. They are all songs are about love of one sort or another in 1940s-styled jazz. Some are full of melancholy, and some are ridiculously silly, but Celia Ramsay's use of phrasing with her supple, expressive voice will carry you along for a beautiful ride.


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Carol Younghans

I Can't Lie About It
Review: Celia Ramsay has a delicious voice! Her styling and phrasing remind me of some of my favorite female vocalists.Diana Krall; Nora
Jones; Holly Cole; and of course, Ella. Celia's tones ring clear and
true, whether she's singing a favorite old standard or one of her own
creations. As for her original lyrics, she has a delightful way with
words. Unexpected clever little twists, such as ".uneasy in my easy
chair". My favorite cut is "Lament", in which Celia mourns the inevitable decline of libido. Her words are wonderfully witty, wise and wicked. The Tango rhythm and soulful sax enhance the ironic sexuality of the piece. I can't lie about it. I love, love, LOVE this album.

Claire

Wow!
I so very much enjoyed this album. Celia's voice reminds me of Keely Smith. It's clear and clean without a lot of pyrotechnics that can muddy up the music. The original songs are fresh and funny in a 1940s-1950s kind of silliness and shrewdness that I very much appreciated (my favorite of her original tunes is "Lament"). There are a million standards that I'd love to hear Celia sing and can't wait to hear what her imagination comes up with next songwise. BRAVA!

Robert Weeks

Good to listen to.
I'm no music critic or expert, but I know a good, solid, original sounding CD when I hear one and I loved this CD for its lively, enjoyable and somewhat quirky folksy/bluesy sound and songs that make you want to listen to the lyrics. Get it.

Deanna

Love That Swing
I'll Just Lie About It - - - what can I say, I'm a sucker for torchy old swing songs. Celia's take on this genre is silky, winsome, sly, sweet, fresh, and often funny and surprising. Just the thing to put on while I pour a glass of wine and do the dishes, or maybe, hmmmm . . . . .