Melinda Whitaker | The Touch of Your Lips

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The Touch of Your Lips

by Melinda Whitaker

Anyone who has heard Melinda's voice knows its smoky brilliance, the seductive, electrical charge that this wonderful performer can bring to a song.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. I'm Old Fashioned
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2. The Touch of Your Lips
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3. The Way You Look Tonight
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4:38 $0.99
4. Someone to Watch Over Me
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5. Save Your Love for Me
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6. As Long As I Live
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7. What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
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8. There Will Never Be Another You
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9. I Remember Clifford
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10. Besame Mucho
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11. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
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12. It Could Happen to You
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13. We'll Be Together Again
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Album Notes
“Melinda Whitaker is exquisite...a delight for anyone
who likes vocal jazz. Her song is her life, and
Melinda sings life like no other.”
Dr. Peter Gouzouasis
Music Director, JAZZ90/WRTI, Philadelphia (1983-1988)

“I sing because I breathe,” laughs Melinda Whitaker. That
ethos sums up her life-long love of jazz and her spirit’s
call to the songs of life. As a member of the Vancouver
jazz scene, Melinda has truly done it all. From her early
days broadcasting for Jazz Radio Canada from the Red
Barrel Lounge at the Hotel Vancouver, to CBC radio and
television performances alongside Canadian music icons,
to gigs at The Cellar and the Vancouver International Jazz
Festival—Melinda has lived her life in song.

Melinda’s professional career began early in Edmonton
where she sang her own compositions with Tommy
Banks on CBC television. When she returned to
Vancouver, Melinda poured all of her creative energies
into music, singing in jazz lounges six nights a week and
making a second home for herself in local studios
recording vocals for radio, television and film.

There are few master musicians on the Canadian jazz
scene with whom Melinda hasn’t worked. Fraser
MacPherson, Oliver Gannon, Doug Riley, Ted Quinlan and
Dave Robbins are just a few of the people Melinda
collaborated with in the past. In 2001 Melinda opened for
the Ray Brown Trio at the Vancouver International Jazz

In 2003-04, Melinda returned to the recording studio and
produced TheTouch of Your Lips. This CD features a
collection of joyfully swinging standards as well as rich,
textured ballads sung in both English and Spanish. She is
brilliantly supported on the disc by renowned Canadian
jazz musicians Miles Black (piano), Tommy Doran (drums)
and Rick Kilburn (bass).

Currently, Melinda is singing at venues throughout
Vancouver, including The Cellar and the Hyatt Regency
Hotel. You can hear cuts from her CD on CBC Radio.

Melinda Whitaker
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