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.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow