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Volumn Lonely

by Toni Lee Scott

Great saloon singer..she brings you the utter truth of real life situations; she has no secrets
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. My Heart Stood Still
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2:37 album only
2. Goody Goody
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2:53 album only
3. Where's the Boy I Saved For a Rainy Day
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2:37 album only
4. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
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4:10 album only
5. Something Cool
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5:13 album only
6. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
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3:15 album only
7. It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy
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2:41 album only
8. San Francisco
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3:04 album only
9. What Now My Love
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3:26 album only
10. One For My Baby/goin'to Chicago Blues
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5:32 album only
11. Ten Cents a Dance
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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TONI LEE SCOTT IS A WOMAN OF A THOUSAND FACETS, EACH ONE
DISTINCTLY HER OWN, EACH ONE ADDING TO THE SUBTLE COLORING OF HER SONGS. SHE IS VITAL AND WITTY. SHE IS SUBDUED AND MELANCHOLY. SHE IS TOUGH AS A DRILL SERGEANT. SHE IS SOFT AND WARM. BUT NO MATTER WHAT HER MOOD, TONI LEE SCOTT IS ALWAYS GRACEFUL AND CONTROLLED, THE MASTER OF HERSELF,
AND ABOVE ALL, HER AUDIENCE. YOU HAVE SEEN HER ON THE
"JOHNNY CARSON SHOW. MIKE DOUGLAS, STEVE ALLEN, NICK CLOONEY, REGIS" AND MOST IMPORTANTLY SHE WAS THE FEATURE
SUBJECTON"THIS IS YOUR LIFE". SHE HAS THE ABILITY TO HOLD AN AUDIENCE ENCHANTED,WHETHER THE NUMBER BE IN THE MILLIONS
OR AN INTIMATE FEW, YOU HANG ON TO EVERY LYRIC AS SHE SINGS AND IN DOING SO, YOU REALIZE THAT TONI IS MORE THEN A VOCALIST, MORE THEN AN ENTERTAINER, TONI IS A SINGER WHO CAN CARRY HER ENTIRE SOUL IN HER SONGS AND MAKE THEM VIVIDLY HER OWN...... TONI LEE SCOTT REACHES PEOPLE,
MAKING THEIR DAY END A LITTLE BETTER.....


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Allen Bardin

The greatest singer you never heard!
Don't miss your chance to get this classic album! Toni Lee Scott is an amazing, emotional singer from the golden age of jazz, who got her 1st taste of fame with Bob Scobey's dixieland congregation. In another review of this album, I commented that Toni's style could be called a combo of Eydie Gorme's brass & Sylvia Syms'
drama, but she's clearly got her own vibe. She has earned her dues threefold and her autobiography, A KIND OF LOVING, makes LADY SINGS THE BLUES look like a first-grade primer. Anyway, after you read it you'll know why this lady has such a heartfelt and dynamic style. This disc has been lovingly remastered from it's 1962 source & is one of the great jazz torch albums of all time --- and it's considerably more attainable than a copy of the original LP, which has occasionally gone for over $100. These young chicks who call themselves jazz singers have nothing on this lady!

Bud Nichols

It was great to hear Toni Lee Scott again.
It has been awhile since I heard Toni Lee Scott sing,so it was a real treat to hear her album "Volume:Lonely".What a treat. She blew me away with her rendition of
"Wee Small Hours of the Morning".If it doesn't hit a note deep in your soul,you've never had your heart broken.On the other hand she can make you smile with her breezy, swinging treatment of "Nice and Easy".Do yourself a favor, get the album and enjoy!

Michael Mascioli

Phenomenal!
Did I really post the above review and forget to give this the five stars it so clearly warrants? I must have been drinking....

Michael Mascioli, All Music Services


I have my own CD business, and here is the write-up I composed when I origially solicited this CD to my own customers: For nearly 40 years, Toni Lee Scott's rare debut solo album has languished in that netherworld known as Cult Status. Finally, it has resurfaced in a limited edition, digitally mastered CD on the Love & Jazz Records label run by Scott, who lives in northern California (and more recently released an impressive comeback CD, SONGS OF MY FRIENDS). Now available to more than just hard-core collectors, VOLUME LONELY indisputably stakes its claim, once and for all, as one of the truly GREAT records in the popular vocal canon. Championed by the great songwriter Tommy Wolf, who produced the album, Scott had previously sung--but barely recorded--with SF jazz great Bob Scobey's popular New Orleans-style band. Though she was only 29 at the time of this recording, she demonstrates a vital talent that was already full-blown, breathtaking in its assurance and maturity, her vocal a strong, husky, velvet rope that weaves strands of jazz, blues and pop together tightly, seamlessly, in a way that can only be described as organic. Her voice contains echoes of Sylvia Syms, without the strained vibrato, and of Anita O'Day, but with far more
emphasis on lyric and drama than vocal pyrotechnics. Scott clearly favors torch tongs and saloon songs like Something Cool, Ten Cents a Dance and One for My Baby, which she can turn into dramatic set pieces with actorly expression and nuance. But she's equally effective on lower-key ballads,
like the great but rarely recorded Where's the Boy I Saved for a Rainy Day (recorded in the 50s by Polly Bergen). She even brings genuine sincerity to a brace of pop songs that were, admittedly, less tired then--What Now My Love and I Left My Heart in San Francisco. (Indeed, she goes out of
her way to emphasize her Bay Area roots by also adding a slow version of San Francisco, the old Jeanette MacDonald warhorse.) Oddly, on the CD, side two of the album has been programmed before side one--a shame since the album's opening track, the obscure, bluesy--and biting--It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy is the perfect introduction to Scott's mature, confident style. I suggest
playing the CD, at least for the first time, from track 7 to get the full impact and to hear what listeners would have heard 40 years ago when they got their first taste of the great Toni Lee Scott.