Years before she had success as a pop/jazz singer/guitarist, Joyce Cooling recorded Cameo, her debut. The music is Brazilian-oriented and is sometimes swinging, sometimes poppish. Cooling's warm voice is only heard on three of the seven numbers (singer Kitty Margolis wrote the lyrics to "It's You"), and the emphasis is more on her guitar and the instrumental playing of her sideman (including keyboardist Jay Wagner) than it would be in future years. An interesting historic set that contains some fine (if long lost) performances.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow