Charlie Byrd

I've Got the World on a String

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This Timeless CD is a bit unusual in that guitarist Charlie Byrd sings the first six numbers; it is only the second time in his career he has taken vocals on record. His singing is simple and generally effective if not too memorable. The final 11 numbers are instrumentals (odd programming) and also surprising in that the emphasis is on standards, often from the swing era; there is only one Brazilian song (Antonio Carlos Jobim's "So Danca Samba"). Byrd (in a trio with bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Chuck Redd) is in generally fine form overall although it is doubtful that he will get too many requests to feature his singing in the future.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:30 Spotify
2 3:15 Spotify
3 4:15 Spotify
4 2:52 Spotify
5 3:51 Spotify
6 3:52 Spotify
7 4:10 Spotify
8 2:54 Spotify
9 3:45 Spotify
10
4:51 Spotify
11 4:17 Spotify
12 5:00 Spotify
13
4:27 Spotify
14
4:08 Spotify
15 4:09 Spotify
16 5:14 Spotify
17 4:09 Spotify
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