My buddy Roger C. wrote me a couple of days ago to the effect that:
Dear Bill As you know I love finding the overlooked, lesser-known singers. Lynne and I have uncovered a couple that might be of interest. Unfortunately, I cannot find a site where we can take a listen, and so are reluctant to make a purchase. You might be familiar with these singers and willing to pass on some observations. I think that you have a handle on our tastes, Bill: e.g., Pinky, Beverly Kenney, Lynn Taylor, etc. The two are: 1. Frances Lynne, (who worked with Desmond and Brubeck). She apparently didn't record until late in her life, so I am wondering as to the quality of her voice. 2. Carole Creveling - we found an of obscure 1955-56 session with west coast cats for $64 but not willing to pay that much. Thanks for any help Bill, Roger
I mulled it over, and by crackies he has a point. So here are some extended mp3s (none of that stingy 30 seconds stuff for us) that should give folks a fairly good idea of how each of the singers thus far in SSJ Records' One Shot Wonders series sounds. In the case of all nine of the OSW releases, I did the research on the recordings and penned the liner notes.
For the record: In the case of the Linda Merrill recording, she might have released one additional album in addition to this one. At least, someone by the name of Linda Merrill self-produced an album of Neil Diamond songs on a one-off label. And I later learned that Dick Noel also cut an album of hymns for the Coral label sometime in the 1950s. But then that sorta doesn't really count. . .does it?
Bill Black / read about
Listen to: Sue Childs / read about
Listen to: Flo Bennett / read about
Listen to: Carole Creveling / read about
Listen to: Flo Handy / read about
Listen to: Frances Lynne / read about
Listen to: Dick Noel / read about
Listen to: Linda Merrill / read about
Listen to: Corky Shayne (not yet restored-- - forthcoming this fall) / read about