Cover image for Something cool the complete mono & stereo versions
Title:
Something cool the complete mono & stereo versions
Author:
Christy, June, 1925-1990, performer.
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Manufactured and distributed by Capitol Records, [2001]

â„—2001
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from disc surface.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
Something cool (4:17) -- It could happen to you (1:55) -- Lonely house (4:03) -- This time the dream's on me (1:29) -- The night we called it a day (4:48) -- Midnight sun (3:13) -- I'll take romance (2:19) -- A stranger called the blues (3:56) -- I should care (2:08) -- Softly as in a morning sunrise (2:13) -- I'm thrilled (2:39) -- Something cool (4:57) -- It could happen to you (2:00) -- Lonely house (4:03) -- This time the dream's on me (1:36) -- The night we called it a day (4:53) -- Midnight sun (3:31) -- I'll take romance (2:20) -- A stranger called the blues (4:19) -- I should care (2:11) -- Softly as in a morning sunrise (2:14) -- I'm thrilled (2:47).
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UPC:
724353406929
Format :
Music CD

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June Christy's Something Cool, originally released as a 10" LP in 1954, single-handedly inaugurated the cool jazz vocal movement. Christy had been a star vocalist with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in the late '40s, enjoying major hits with "Tampico" and "Shoo Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy." Soon after she left the band, she began working with key Kenton arranger Pete Rugolo and a slew of top West Coast studio musicians (including her husband, tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper) on her first solo album for Capitol Records. The result was Something Cool, which is both a winning showcase for Christy's wistful style and a landmark of cool jazz modernism. From the start, Christy established herself as an artist who strove for the very best in song selection, arrangements, and notably intelligent interpretation. There were perhaps other vocalists with greater vocal equipment, but few could match June Christy's artistic integrity. The celebrated title track is the soliloquy of a female barfly of a certain age, reminiscing (and fantasizing) about better days to a fellow male patron who just might buy her another drink. It immediately became Christy's signature performance, and remained so throughout her career. Other highlights include a swinging "It Could Happen to You," "Midnight Sun," and an ambitious arrangement of Kurt Weill's "Lonely House." ~ Richard Mortifoglio