Kay Starr

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Although she had some pop hits in the 1950s, in her heart Kay Starr has always been a jazz singer. This double CD features Starr in an extensive series of radio transcriptions, backed by orchestras led by either Buzz Adlam or Dave Matthews, or combos that include violinist Joe Venuti and guitarist Les Paul; unfortunately, the personnel is otherwise not known. The emphasis throughout is on the singer who is heard in her early prime on such numbers as "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry," "Honeysuckle Rose," "There's a Lull in My Life," "Them There Eyes," "The Best Things in Life Are Free," and "Down Among the Sheltering Palms." This formerly rare material (which includes a few verbal introductions) is recommended.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
0:10
2
2:35
3
2:53 Spotify
4 2:04 Spotify
5 2:06 Spotify
6
2:52 Spotify
7 0:10 Spotify
8
0:10
9 2:43 Spotify
10 3:06 Spotify
11 2:11 Spotify
12 2:43 Spotify
13 1:59 Spotify
14 3:14 Spotify
15 2:05 Spotify
16 0:07 Spotify
17
1:56
18 2:18 Spotify
19 3:00 Spotify
20 2:01 Spotify
21 0:08 Spotify
22
2:09
23 1:53 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 0:08
2
1:57
3 2:39
4 1:59 Spotify
5 0:05 Spotify
6
1:36
7 3:39 Spotify
8 2:19 Spotify
9 2:50
10 2:22 Spotify
11 0:08 Spotify
12
2:23
13 2:23
14 2:15 Spotify
15 2:19 Spotify
16
0:10 Spotify
17
2:14
18 1:36 Spotify
19 2:25 Spotify
20 2:42 Spotify
21 0:07 Spotify
22
3:28
23 2:27 Spotify
24 2:46 Spotify
25 1:52
26 1:25 Spotify
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