Music industry veteran Bill Bentley celebrates the start of a new year with ten highly recommend releases. Artists reviewed this month include: Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas, The Lone Below, Abe Partridge, Ella Fitzgerald, and more!
With a voice shockingly reminiscent of jazz greats Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, but with a mix of its own, Madeleine Peyroux can charm the listener like no one else alive can. Did I just get your attention? Hopefully, I did.
If you are too young or have never had the pleasure to hear them, you must take a moment and listen to the 1956 album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook which was the first of eight Songbook sets. They are pure magic.