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Album Review

While the previous Dawn of a New Day handcuffed Margie Day to shopworn standards, this exponentially superior follow-up showcases the full scope of the singer's expansive vocal range. Favoring little-known covers and even a few originals, arrangers Ray Ellis, Art Beck, and Gary Illingworth stake out territory somewhere between soul and jazz, with an emphasis on after-hours sophistication and style. Day responds with a series of mature, poised performances that shift seamlessly from tough to tender. And though she boasts a flair for the dramatic, elongating syllables for maximum tension, Day never succumbs to cheap theatrics.

Biography

Born: 06 April 1926 in Norfolk, VA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s

With her gutsy, no-holds-barred delivery, Margie Day (born Margaret Hoffler) emerged as a solid R&B vocalist of the 1950s. As lead singer for the Griffin Brothers Orchestra, Day twice reached the R&B Top Ten between 1950 and 1951, lending her boisterous voice to "Street-Walkin' Daddy" and the Willie Dixon-penned "Little Red Rooster." Inspired by her success, she left the Griffin Brothers Orchestra to perform briefly with Paul Williams' band. By the end of 1952, she had moved on to the Floyd...
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: R&B/Soul, Music
  • Released: 1969

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