Monday, October 27, 2008

Thinking about Jennie

Singer Jennie Smith was 18-years-old when she recorded her first album, for RCA, in 1957. The arranger was Ray Ellis. It was a spectacular debut, followed by three additional albums and a raft of singles. Retired now, married, and living in Southern California, happy domesticity's gain is definitely music's loss. Here are a couple of tracks from that first LP.

"I'm a Fool to Want You"

"He's My Guy"

My Gawd. . .18-years-old! People really used to know how to sing!


* R e N a * said...

what a beautiful voice! she sounds a bit like Doris Day, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Jennie Smith's RCA Victor LP is about to be reissued on the low priced BMG Japan label, along with a whole batch of later 50's female vocals (why won't BMG Japan ever give serious reissues to male vocalists...especially the great Tommy Leonetti..his VIK LP is one of the greatest ballad albums ever)

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Thanks for the tunes. Lovely, especially the phrasing.