Friday, May 18, 2007

Barbara Lea on SSJ Records

The last, but not least, SSJ June release is facsimile reissue of Barbara Lea's 1955 10" Riverside LP, A Woman in Love. What's that you say, you already have a copy? Not like this one! For the SSJ reissue will come with two bonus tracks of Barbara's second from the beginning (1954) recording:

Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) Cadillac 78: 149 b/w I'll Bet You A Kiss (Ben Jaffe, Lou Shelly) Cadillac 78: 149

I've just now listened to the transfers from 78 rpm, and they sound terrific.

Here's a clip on of Barbara Lea coaching Japanese singer Nobuko Miyamoto from the Japanese documentary about the latter's "search" for her Lee Wiley.

SSJ Records