13 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Author/actress Isabel Rose's talents as a jazz/pop chanteuse shine smartly in these immaculately arranged tracks. Produced by singer/composer Julian Fleisher, the album surrounds Rose in a retro-musical ambiance that both celebrates and has fun with its diverse batch of material. Emulating such exuberant show queens as Ann-Margret, Isabel teases fresh life out of Hair’s “Aquarius,” toys with female fantasies in “Thirteen Men” and slides from trills to growls in “I Enjoy Being a Girl.” Stretching further, she transforms Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” into a sultry cabaret number and reconsiders Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Wanna Be With You” as a slow-burning ballad. “Temptation” brings her close to early rock territory. Rose finds contemporary meaning in standards like “On the Street Where You Live” and gets frisky with clever fare like “Boy Wanted” without descending into camp. Throughout her sweet-toned vocals are marked by deft phrasing and a light rhythmic touch. Playful yet heartfelt, Swingin’ From The Hip is a classy, risk-taking release served with a sly twist.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Author/actress Isabel Rose's talents as a jazz/pop chanteuse shine smartly in these immaculately arranged tracks. Produced by singer/composer Julian Fleisher, the album surrounds Rose in a retro-musical ambiance that both celebrates and has fun with its diverse batch of material. Emulating such exuberant show queens as Ann-Margret, Isabel teases fresh life out of Hair’s “Aquarius,” toys with female fantasies in “Thirteen Men” and slides from trills to growls in “I Enjoy Being a Girl.” Stretching further, she transforms Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” into a sultry cabaret number and reconsiders Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Wanna Be With You” as a slow-burning ballad. “Temptation” brings her close to early rock territory. Rose finds contemporary meaning in standards like “On the Street Where You Live” and gets frisky with clever fare like “Boy Wanted” without descending into camp. Throughout her sweet-toned vocals are marked by deft phrasing and a light rhythmic touch. Playful yet heartfelt, Swingin’ From The Hip is a classy, risk-taking release served with a sly twist.

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

great stuff

rwdycowboy,

takes me back to simpler time

Dripping With Style!!!

Highminded,

Isabel Rose reinterprets these classic tunes with so much imagination. I will never be able to listen to anybody else sing "Aquarius" without thinking of this charming version... "Hit Me" is another standout - Pat Benatar would be very proud!!! Overall, a great 'cocktail party' collection.

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