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Kay starr - Superb Starr

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Superb Starr

By Kay starr

Very Good Condition

A Review:

Kay has often spoken of her early years at Capitol, when the label really didn't know what to do with her and tended to regard her as a "utility singer". Until Wheel of fortune established her as a big-voiced, dramatic torch singer she recorded just about anything and everything. One of the nice things about this collection of recordings which pre-date Wheel of fortune is the incredible range of material she tackled, from out-and-out country (Wabash Cannonball) through blues (Mercy, mercy, mercy) to swing (Ya gotta buy, buy, buy for baby). Kay proved that she could sing any kind of number with authority, and more often than not make the material seem rather better than it was.

I don't quite agree with Lila Leeds of Ottawa about the sound quality. Considering that the transfers were taken from 78s rather than master tapes, the sound is astonishingly clean, however it does lack depth and isn't in the same league as as Capitol's own transfers. But as a mid-price, attractive set of hard-to-find material by one of the very best (and still-underrated) girl singers, it's a snip and well worth the investment.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. So Help Me
  2. You're the One I Care For
  3. Many Happy Returns of the Day
  4. Second Hand Love
  5. A Faded Summer Love
  6. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Inflation Blues)
  7. Snuggled on Your Shoulder
  8. Don't Let Your Love Go Wrong
  9. Steady Daddy
  10. Please Love Me
  11. Wabash Cannonball
  12. Poor Papa
  13. It's the First Time
  14. Ya Gotta Buy, Buy, Buy for Baby
  15. There's 'Yes, Yes' in Your Eyes
  16. A Game of Broken Hearts
  17. Flow Gently Sweet Afton
  18. Nobody's Sweetheart
  19. I'll Never Be Free
  20. Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
  21. Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers
  22. The Texas Song
  23. (Everybody's Waiting For) The Man With the Bag
  24. Ocean of Tears
  25. You're My Sugar
  26. Two Brothers

Product details

  • Audio CD (March 11, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Dutton Vocalion UK
  • ASIN: B00008J2TY

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