Desert Island Jazz
Clairdee (2003)

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It might seem strange to describe a singer as hip as Clairdee as a throwback, but she’s an artist who embodies creative values that have largely gone out of style. With her lustrous voice and soulful delivery, she hearkens back to a time when jazz, pop, and rhythm and blues often blended seamlessly together. Combining scene-stealing charisma with heartfelt humility and a sincere belief in the transformative power of music, Clairdee has honed a repertoire of standards set to state of the art arrangements that are equally smart and entertaining.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Helen Humes Swingin' with Humes Pennies from Heaven (OJC)
# 2 Betty Carter Inside Betty Carter Look No Further (Blue Note)
# 3 Nat Cole and George Shearing Nat Cole Sings, George Shearing Plays Pick Yourself Up (Capitol)
# 4 Leontyne Price Carmen (Herbert von Karajan with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Chorus) L'Amour Est un Oiseau Rebelle (Habañera) (BMG)
# 5 Richard Bona Scenes from My Life One Minute (Columbia)
# 6 Shirley Horn Shirley Horn with Strings Quietly There (Verve Gitanes)
# 7 Take 6 Do Be Doo Wop Bop! Spread Love (Reprise)
# 8 Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Ascension (Columbia)
# 9 Donny Hathaway Extension of a Man Someday We'll All Be Free (Atlantic)
         
Book Don Miguel Ruiz, "The Four Agreements"
         
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