Chris Connor ‎– Sings Lullabys Of Birdland (Japanese Pressing)


Rare Japanese Pressing

This Japanese reissue draws its music from singer Chris Connor's first three sessions as a leader. The set is comprised of three of the four songs that Connor recorded with Sy Oliver's Orchestra, five of the eight tunes (plus a “new” alternate take of “Why Shouldn't I”) from a meeting with pianist Ellis Larkins' trio, and six of the eight selections from a date with the Vinnie Burke quintet, a group featuring clarinetist Ron Odrich and the accordion of Don Burns. Connor, who was 26 at this time, is in top form in all of the different settings and displays a wider range than one might expect. Highlights include “Lullaby of Birdland,” “Spring Is Here,” “Ask Me,” “A Cottage for Sale” and a rare vocal version of “Goodbye.”

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Bethlehem Records ‎– SOPL 283BH Mono Vinyl LP Japanese Pressing 1984

Side 1.

  1. Lullaby Of Birdland

  2. What Is There To Say

  3. Try A Little Tenderness

  4. Spring Is Here

  5. Why Shouldn’t I

  6. Ask Me

  7. Blue Silhouette

Side 2.

  1. Chiquita From Chi-Wah-Wah

  2. A Cottage For Sale

  3. How Long Has This Been Going On

  4. Stella By Starlight

  5. Gone With The Wind

  6. He’s Coming Home

  7. Goodbye

Accompanied By – Sy Oliver’s Orchestra, Ellis Larkins Trio
Accordion – Don Burns
Bass – Vinnie Burke
Clarinet, Flute – Ronny Odrich
Drums – Art Mardigan
Guitar – Joe Cinderella
Vocals – Chris Connor

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Cover Condition

Mint (M)

LP Condition

Mint (M)