Goodbye to Love Claudia Thompson

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Album-Release:
2021

HRA-Release:
10.12.2021

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  • 1Some of These Days04:04
  • 2Body and Soul02:49
  • 3If I Should Lose You03:28
  • 4Stormy Weather03:34
  • 5I'm Through With Love02:41
  • 6The Morning After03:00
  • 7Goodbye02:44
  • 8Blue Prelude02:56
  • 9You Call It Madness03:11
  • 10Fan Me03:25
  • 11I Was Yours02:50
  • 12Gloomy Sunday03:42
  • 13Goodnight My Pet02:27
  • 14Gloomy Sunday (7" Version)03:14
  • Total Runtime44:05

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A sultry and sophisticated songbird. The ultra-rare debut and sole output of a wondrous and mysterious vocalist, perfectly accompanied by guitar icon Barney Kessel. An Early Stereo marvel from the original 1959 tapes!

Kessel was a jazz pioneer -- as one of the leading lights of the hard-bop movement, his jazz guitar was legendary, and he was ranked the No. 1 guitarist in Down Beat and Playboy for numerous years. He played with Sonny Rollins and Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald as well as leading his own super-tight group. On albums such as The Poll Winners, Kessel defined the bop style with a jazz "power trio," creating a body of work that made him a legend.

Not much is known of Claudia Thompson -- even though the record's a long-time crate digger classic, she remains a mystery. But her stunning voice will knock you out -- sounding like the precedent of singers like Karen Carpenter, her no-nonsense, emotion-soaked singing carries marvelously a collection of standards including "Stormy Weather" and "Body And Soul." Kessel's remarkable playing provides a sparkling backing for her vocals. The album has been pressed onto gold vinyl and wrapped in a restored sleeve that captures the beauty of the era.

Claudia Thompson has a perfectly tuned, and wildly dramatic voice. Picture a female Chet Baker; you'll have to hear it to believe it.

Claudia Thompson, vocals
Joe Howard, trombone
Harry Betts, trombone
Ed Kusby, trombone
George Roberts, trombone Benny Carter, alto saxophone
Ted Nash, flute, alto saxophone
Paul Smith, piano
Arnold Ross, piano
Barney Kessel, guitar
Joe Mondragon, guitar
Mike Rubin, guitar
Red Mitchell, bass
Alvin Stoller, bass
Dick Shanahan, drums
Nino Rossi, cello



Claudia Thompson
Not much is known of Thompson -- even though the record's a long-time crate digger classic, she remains a mystery. But her stunning voice will knock you out -- sounding like the precedent of singers like Karen Carpenter, her no-nonsense, emotion-soaked singing carries marvelously a collection of standards including "Stormy Weather" and "Body And Soul."

Claudia Thompson has a perfectly tuned, and wildly dramatic voice. Picture a female Chet Baker; you'll have to hear it to believe it.

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