Joyce Breach salutes the beloved cabaret singer Mabel Mercer on a set of 20 songs that were among the many associated with Mercer. Breach does not sound like her idol tone-wise and she is slightly more jazz-oriented, but she has the same type of sensitivity to lyrics. Seven of the 20 songs (many of which are obscure) were composed by Bart Howard, and only six of the tunes on the set are well known enough to be considered standards. Fans of both Mabel Mercer and straightforward cabaret singing will enjoy this heartfelt set.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow