Jackie Cain and Roy Kral - Bogie
By Jackie Cain and Roy Kral
Very Good Condition
Dynamic Jazz Duo plays it again. All the Bogie favorites
Japanese Pressing 1986
Very ++ Good Condition. (Includes Cd,original artwork inserts and jewel case, all in VERY good Condition.)
Now all but unknown except among hardcore fans of vocal jazz, Cain and Kral are seriously deserving of a revival in interest. They started singing together in Chicago in the mid 1940s, as Jackie & Roy, before joining tenor saxophonist Charlie Ventura in 1948 and recording and touring as part of his Bop For The People band. They married in 1949 and, after spells in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, settled in New York City in 1963.
Both were songwriters as well as singers, and Kral (who passed in 2002) was a gifted pianist and arranger. Lucid and musicianly interpreters of The Great American Songbook, the pair were also virtuosic scat singers. It is no exaggeration to say that they were the equals of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Anita O'Day.
During the 1960s, Cain and Kral recorded in standards and scat vein for a variety of labels, including Verve, where Taylor had moved after leaving Impulse!. When Taylor quit Verve to set up CTI, the pair followed, making the more or less straight-ahead Time & Love in 1972.
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