Give Him The Ooh-La-La
A reissue of and September 1957 recording featuring Blossom Dearie (piano and vocal), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass) and Jo Jones (drums). On CD for the first time. Featuring original cover art and liner notes, 22-bit digital remastering and a previously unissued bonus track.
Blossom Dearie had a duet hit in 1952 but moved to France and started the pioneering jazz singing group, the Blue Stars. Then, returning to the US and playing solid bebop piano, she had a hit LP debut.
With this her second date, though, she gives us the Ooh-La-La: her tasteful arrangements and piano playing, accompanying that original, ineffable wisp of a voice. Now polished to do exactly what she wants with lyric, even with neglected material: Unsung tunes never had a more vocal advocate.
Recorded September 1957.
1. Just One Of Those Things
2. Like Someone In Love
3. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
4. They Say It's Spring
5. Try Your Wings
6. Bang Goes The Drum (And You're In Love)
7. The Riviera
8. The Middle Of Love
9. Plus Je T'Embrasse
10. Give Him The Ooh-La-La
11. Let Me Love You
12. I Walk A Little Faster
13. Give Him The Ooh-La-La (Alternative Take)