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A FRIENDLY SESSION VOLUME 1 - June Christie with Johnny Guarnieri

A FRIENDLY SESSION VOLUME 1 - June Christie with Johnny Guarnieri
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CD / Product Number: JASCD341

Would you believe that June Christy was only four years old when she made these recordings? No, she was not a child prodigy, but actually, as far as music is concerned, the name 'June Christy' simply did not exist until Summer, 1945. It happened this way: On 20th November, 1925, a girl, christened Shirley, was born into the Luster family of Springfield, Illinois, and Shirley only ever had one dream - to sing. By the time she was thirteen she was regularly alternating her schoolwork with local dance band dates, and 1943 found her trying her luck in Chicago. At first the Windy City was unwelcoming. She found occasional work, in sleazy cocktail lounges, with Mickey Mouse bands, but nothing regular, nothing challenging, nothing satisfying. Then Fortune smiled - she landed a job with Boyd Raeburn, who was currently honing the band with which he would soon make his powerful if short-lived contribution to jazz. Shirley should have been part of all that but disaster struck - a severe attack of scarlet fever. By March, 1944, Boyd was making headlines in New York City. Shirley was convalescing in Springfield!.

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Volume 2 JASCD349 - Volume 3 JASCD369

1. ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL
2. BORN TO BE BLUE
3. IMAGINATION
4. LULLABY OF THE LEAVES
5. ILL WIND (YOU'RE BLOWIN' ME NO GOOD)
6. I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU
7. SKYLARK
8. WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS
9. MAKE LOVE TO ME
10. PRELUDE TO A KISS
11. I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU
12. 'S WONDERFUL
13. THE CHRISTMAS SONG
14. IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON
15. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
16. THE SKY WITHOUT THE STARS
17. PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
18. THREE LITTLE WORDS
19. EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME
20. SUNDAY