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Album Review

Tampico is easily recommended to June Christy fans. The singer is featured with the Stan Kenton Orchestra on a variety of radio broadcasts from 1945 plus a four-song V-disc session, part of which had not been previously released. Unfortunately the personnel listing is not given, but the Kenton big band is heard primarily in support of the singer throughout anyway. Christy, who turned 20 on November 20, 1945, occasionally hints at her predecessor, Anita O'Day, but mostly already sounded like herself. Among the highlights are two versions apiece of "Tampico" and "Are You Livin' Old Man" plus "Ride On" and "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'."


Born: 20 November 1925 in Springfield, IL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Though she was the epitome of the vocal cool movement of the 1950s, June Christy was a warm, chipper vocalist able to stretch out her impressive voice on bouncy swing tunes and set herself apart from other vocalists with her deceptively simple enunciation. From her time in Stan Kenton's Orchestra, she inherited a focus on brassy swing from arranger friends like Pete Rugolo. Rugolo would become a consistent companion far into her solo days, too, arranging most of her LPs and balancing her gymnastic...
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