King Pleasure Sings / Annie Ross Sings
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The brief life span of classic jazz vocalese singing found its first inspiration in these King Pleasure sides. Pleasure vocalized many bebop solos by the likes of James Moody, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young, often adding his own hip and witty lyrics to the mix. Initially issued on his debut, Moody's Mood for Love, the first eight sides here include solid senders like "Parker's Mood," "Red Top" (based on a Gene Ammons solo and featuring singer Betty Carter), and "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid" (Lester Young). Balancing out the boppish fare, Pleasure also delivers ballads like "This Is Always" (featuring the Dave Lambert Singers) and his own composition, "Don't Be Scared" (up-and-coming vocalese star Jon Hendriks guests). Future Hendriks cohort Annie Ross co-headlines this LP, matching Pleasure's best with hits like "Twisted" (Wardell Gray) and "Farmer's Market" (Art Farmer). Her wordless scat feature, "Annie's Lament," is a highlight as well. A must for bop and vocal jazz fans.
Born: 24 March 1922 in Oakdale, TN
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s
Top Albums and Songs by King Pleasure
||Moody's Mood for Love||Jazz Vocal Masters: King Pleasure||2:56||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||All of Me||Jazz Vocal Masters: King Pleasure||3:04||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Tomorrow Is Another Day||Jazz Vocal Masters: King Pleasure||4:39||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Don't Worry 'Bout Me||Jazz Vocal Masters: King Pleasure||2:55||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Little Boy Don't Get Scared||Jazz Vocal Masters: King Pleasure||1:09||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Parker's Mood||Jazz Vocal Masters: King Pleasure||2:47||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||No Not Much||Jazz Vocal Masters: King Pleasure||5:12||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||The New Symphony Kid||Jazz Vocal Masters: King Pleasure||3:00||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Golden Days||Jazz Vocal Masters: King Pleasure||3:46||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Moody's Mood for Love||All of Me||3:01||0,99 €||View In iTunes|