Lee Wiley

Broadcasts and Rarities, Vol. 2

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This LP, the second of two, has a variety of odds and ends that feature vocalist Lee Wiley. The first four numbers (from her "pop" period) have since been reissued by Vintage Jazz Classics and are most notable for her version of "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues." There are a couple of aircheck performances from 1938 (including a five-song medley) and a 1948 version of "Stormy Weather." The second side of the album features Wiley in 1952 at a pair of jam sessions with a local Dixieland group in 1952; three songs add the trumpet of the great Red Allen. Throughout, Lee Wiley is in top form and these two albums (released in the late '80s) were important additions to her rather slim discography.