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Janet SEIDEL - Doris And Me (2001)
Posted By : HUXLEY | Date : 06 Feb 2022 13:40 | Comments : 3

Janet SEIDEL - Doris And Me (2001)
Jazz Vocal | MP3 320 Kbps CBR | 68:32 | 158,18 Mb | Covers

Australia's popular jazz and cabaret artist performs her versions of the popular Doris Day repertoire. Acclaimed by critics, Doris fans & Janet fans alike. Recorded live on minimal mikes in the studio with her regular touring trio, this set sounds stunningly real just as if you were in the room with the musicians

Doris Day recorded more than 600 songs over a lengthy and successful career in the movies and recording studio.
She was smart enough to quit while she was ahead. But neither she nor the special way she sang a song is forgotten.
Tribute and commemoration albums abound. This latest from one of Australia's premiere singers, Janet Seidel, focuses on more sophisticated material Day sang in movies, like Young Man With a Horn and her film portrayal of vocalist Ruth Etting, as well as tunes she did with bands led by Les Brown and Bob Crosby and others.
While not jazz, these performances certainly have a jazzy feel about them. Seidel wisely does only one track of vocal trivia that Day had to do in such movies as Pillow Talk.
Seidel has long been an admirer, not an imitator, of Day, creating a cabaret show around Day's material.
Like that singer, she has perfect pitch, clear diction, and a convincing feel for the beat. 'Close Your Eyes,' where she works with guitarist Chuck Morgan, is just one of the many tracks where she demonstrates her vocal skills.
Unlike Day, Seidel backs herself on piano, a la Jeri Southern and Shirley Horn, with help from brother David Seidel on bass and Morgan.
One of the real pleasures here is that there's no dubbing the voice on top of the instrumentation. What you hear is precisely how it was recorded in the studio very unusual in these days of high-tech wizardry where too often younger artists are less and less concerned with what they're playing and how they're playing it.
This is Seidel's ninth album for La Brava, and it joins the ranks of her long line of excellent output.
A review on the Cabaret Hotline of the Sydney 2000 Cabaret convention by David Schwartz, which was published 11 July 2000, said:

Janet Seidel, performer in some of Sydney's finest hotels and veteran of several cabaret conventions, performed a beautiful set of songs associated with the career of Doris Day and made this material seem charming and unhackneyed.
Though this was an excerpt from her show Doris and Me, Ms. Seidel managed to convince us that this performance could stand alone.
Although she did not set out to say very much about the human condition, Janet Seidel's smooth delivery, combined with the tart irony of her script, made for good listening.
In this case she had clearly avoided the problems associated with performing part of another show by creating something entirely new.
Perhaps others could take note of her ability to do this.
David Schwartz writes in the June 99 Sydney Cabaret Convention online review:

Last night was the opening night and the Cabaret Space at the Sydney Town Hall was filled. The night began with an opportunity to hear one of the really smooth piano and bass duos of this country, Janet and David Seidel. This sister/brother team is one of the treasures of Sydney and should be heard more widely.
The highlights for me were...truly elegant jazz styling by Janet Seidel, a cool professional with a sort of Barbara Carroll sensibility. She did a great rendition of Hoagy C's Skylark.
Get hold of a couple of their CDs and hear for yourself what artistry these two and their jazz colleagues are capable of.


Janet SEIDEL: vocal,
Chuck MORGAN: guitar,
David SEIDEL: bass


01. Somebody Loves Me / Blue Skies (4:55)
02. Sentimental Journey (2:54)
03. Secret Love (3:34)
04. I'll String Along With You (4:12)
05. My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time / Let's Be Buddies / I May Be Wrong (3:24)
06. I've Got The Sun In The Morning (2:17)
07. Embraceable You (3:06)
08. It's Magic (4:11)
09. Canadian Capers (2:59)
10. Too Mavellous For Words (2:29)
11. I Know That You Know (0:58)
12. Crazy Rhythm (1:52)
13. Tea For Two / Do Do Do (3:19)
14. The Very Thought Of You (2:55)
15. The Way You Look Tonight (1:33)
16. Lullaby Of Broadway (2:09)
17. Love Me Or Leave Me (3:16)
18. Ten Cents A Dance (3:21)
19. Close Your Eyes (2:03)
20. Perhaps (2:40)
21. Windy City (1:36)
22. Pillow Talk / Please Don't Eat The Daisies / Teachers Pet (3:48)
23. Que Sera Sera (2:07)
24. Please Don't Talk About Me (2:54)

Recorded live at Paradise Studio, Sydney, Australia.

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Posted By: mirco101 Date: 07 Feb 2022 10:59
thank you HUXLEY! very nice vocal jazz. i enjoyed. unforunatly "24. Please Don't About Me When I'm Gone" contains 2 faults. it would be very kind to reupload track 24 again. thanks in advance
Posted By: HUXLEY Date: 07 Feb 2022 12:57
Hi Mirco,
Here is a link for the only track 24: http://rapidshare.com/files/195092825/JS-DAM-T24.rar

Hoping all will be fine.
Sorry for the unconvinience ;-)
Posted By: mirco101 Date: 12 Feb 2022 14:19
many thanks once again for the re-upload. all is fine now

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