Maxine Sullivan

The 1950s: "Swinging Miss Loch Lomond 1952-1959"

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With the exception of a swing album made for the Period label in 1956 that paid tribute to the John Kirby Sextet, all of Maxine Sullivan's recordings in the 1950s are on this single CD. Sullivan initially became famous for her recording of "Loch Lomond" in the late 1930s, but she could do more than sing folk songs. She was a superior interpreter of lyrics, lightly swinging material while usually sticking closely to the words and the melody. This CD is full of former rarities, featuring Sullivan in several settings, including one with clarinetist Vic Ash's quartet in England; a trio with pianist Dick Hyman (who is also heard on organ and harpsichord), and a reunion with trumpeter Charlie Shavers and clarinetist Buster Bailey. Among the highlights are "St. Louis Blues," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "If I Had a Ribbon Bow," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "I'm Comin' Virginia," and of course, "Loch Lomond."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:20
2 2:43
3 3:07
4 2:13
5 2:46
6
2:16
7 2:29
8 2:35
9 2:44
10 2:27
11 3:12
12 2:34
13 2:48
14 3:42
15 4:03
16 2:40
17 2:22
18
2:52
19
2:29
20 3:53
21
3:40
22 4:49
23 3:28
24 1:52
25 2:18
26 2:24
27 2:16
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