Lee Wiley

The Complete Young Lee Wiley (1931-37)

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The sensuous singer Lee Wiley is featured on 22 tracks on this CD, all of her appearances on record during 1931-37. Wiley sings three ballads with Leo Reisman's Orchestra in 1931-32 (trumpeter Bubber Miley takes a short solo on "Take It From Me"), several numbers (including four takes of "Let's Call It A Day") with the 1933 Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, her initial version of "A Hundred Years From Today," a few songs with Victor Young's Orchestra and Johnny Green, and her first solo recordings. This was Lee Wiley's "pop phase," which concluded a couple years before she became more closely associated with the jazz world. Although most of this material is not all that essential, it does give listeners a very complete picture of the vocalist in her earliest years and will be savored by Lee Wiley's fans.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:45
2 3:15
3 3:11
4 2:55
5 2:04
6 3:04
7 3:03
8 2:49
9 2:43
10 3:05
11 2:58
12 3:04
13 3:05
14 3:04
15 3:11
16 3:13
17 2:57
18 2:56
19 3:53
20 4:14
21 3:17
22 2:59
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