ANN RICHARDS - THE MANY MOODS OF ANN RICHARDS (1960) MP3/Flac

alt1.: By Myself
2.: Be Easy Be Tender
3.: Where Did You Go (Jordu)
4.: I'm Gonna Laugh
5.: I Gotta Have You
6.: Lazy Afternoon
7.: Something's Coming
8.: Everytime
9.: When The Sun Comes Out
10.: Poor Little Extra Girl
11.: Seasons Reasons
12.: I'm Late

As its title promises, The Many Moods of Ann Richards captures the singer in a series of different contexts and styles--precisely the kind of project that could amount to little more than a patchwork mess in the hands of a lesser talent. But arrangers Ralph Carmichael, Bill Holman and Tak Shindo all prove sympathetic collaborators, spotlighting Richards' smoldering vocals in milieus that perfectly complement her lusty vibrato--for all their cosmetic differences, Holman's cool jazz sensibilities and Shindo's Far East exotica boast a comparably sensual atmosphere, and Richards seizes the moment with a series of assured, intelligent performances that prove her versatility and consistency. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

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