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Slightly More Than Wonderful

Artist:
Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
30-04-2021
Barcode:
604988320220
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
JASMCD3202

Description

Martha Davis, often called a female Fats Waller, was one of the brightest pianist-singers of the 1930s and 40s, and was indeed trained by Waller himself. She didn't gain true stardom, however, until the early 1950s, when she married and partnered bassist Calvin Ponder, forming the new group Martha Davis and Spouse.

They became a sensation and their sold-out club appearances led to national TV exposure with Perry Como, Garry Moore and Steve Allen. Martha's infectious humour, boisterous singing style and powerful piano, reminiscent of Nellie Lutcher, Julia Lee and Hadda Brooks led to two critically-acclaimed albums for ABC-Paramount, 1957s "Martha Davis & Spouse" & 1958's "A Tribute To Fats Waller", which are now available on CD for the very first time.

Rounding out the release are four rare transcription soundtracks, making a chock-filled collection of 28 songs, guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a tap in your foot.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Two Sleepy People
  3. Mine
  4. You're Slightly Less Than Wonderful
  5. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
  6. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now
  7. Umbrella Man
  8. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
  9. Have You Ever Been Lonely?
  10. Back Street (P.D.)
  11. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  12. Life Is So Peculiar
  13. I Like The Likes Of You
  14. Your Feets' Too Big
  15. Jitterbug Waltz
  16. Ain't Misbehavin'
  17. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
  18. The Spider And The Fly
  19. How Can You Face Me?
  20. Honeysuckle Rose
  21. Lulu's Back In Town
  22. Blue Turning Grey Over You
  23. Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood Mama)
  24. Handful Of Keys
  25. S'posin'
  26. Goodbye, Honey, Goodbye (Live)
  27. Vip-I-Ty Vip-I-Ty Vop (Live)
  28. Martha's Boogie (Live)
  29. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye (Live)
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