HighNote CD 7065
Let's Get Lost
Wesla Whitfield continues her traversal through the Great American Songbook with this, her latest recording, devoted to the songs of the prolific Jimmy McHugh. While not a household name like Gershwin or Porter, McHugh's songs may just have been on more lips at the time of their creation than those by the previously-mentioned composers. Not as public a figure as Gershwin or Porter, McHugh was happy to quietly turn out tunes that appealed to the widest spectrum of listeners, as is evidenced from the program Wesla has assembled. True classics here include "Don't Blame Me", "On the Sunny Side of the Street" and "I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me" along with two previously-unrecorded songs. Hear why Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times called Wesla Whitfield, "one of the finest masters of popular singing"; hear why PEOPLE Magazine devoted 5 full pages to her and why she was the darling of NPR's "All Things Considered".
Wesla Whitfield- vocals; Mike Greensill- piano/arranger; Ken Peplowski- clarinet/tenor sax; Gary Foster- alto flute/bass clarinet/tenor sax; Michael Moore- bass; Joe LaBarbera- drums
Tracks: Let's Get Lost; Don't Blame Me; I Can't Believe That You're Not In Love With Me; Too Young To Go Steady; I Just Found Out About Love; It's Me Remember; They Really Don't Know You; I've Got My Fingers Crossed; On the Sunny Side of the Street; Hooray For Love; You're the One for Me; Where Are You; I'm Shooting High; Warm and Willing.
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