KIKI DEE. LOVING AND FREE/I'VE; ALBUMS OF THE WEEK.
KIKI DEE. LOVING AND FREE/I'VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME (EDSEL) KIKI Dee had recorded with both the Fontana and Motown labels during the late Sixties, but with little success. But she then broke onto the British music scene in a big way, when she signed with Elton John's Rocket Records label in 1973. Loving And free was produced by Elton and features him on originals that he never recorded himself. Also featured are several of Kiki's own compositions.
I've Got 'e Music In Me, issued in 1974, features the hit single title track.
Other hit singles here are Amoureuse and You Don't Know How Glad I Am. 'is two-album pairing also contains eight bonus tracks and is a ne example of the great talent of one of Britain's most underrated female vocalists.
TERESA BREWER WITH COUNT BASIE /TERESA BREWER WITH DUKE ELLINGTON (AC A E) DURING the 1950s Teresa Brewer was one of the biggest stars in the world, with a series of top ten hits.
In the 1960s her stardom faded and she concentrated on raising her family. By the 70s she had remarried A&R man Bob 'eile, who suggested she should record an album with Count Basie, who said they should record Bessie Smith songs.
Best of those here include After You're Gone, I Ain't Got Nobody and St Louis Blues. 'e greatest compliment paid to the record was by Duke ELLINGton, who asked Brewer when she would make an album with him.
ELLINGton and his band were in the studio with her just a few months later, where they recorded some of his best known songs like Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, and I'm Beginning To See 'e Light, featured here.