Dee Daniels | Wish Me Love

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Wish Me Love

by Dee Daniels

Great evergreens with power-packed arrangements for the Metropole Orchestra of Holland provide a vast musical stage for Dee's four-octave range. Here some of your old favorite songs performed with a fresh approach. Hear some of your favorite standards.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Come Rain Or Come Shine
3:49 album only
2. Time After Time
4:05 album only
3. God Bless The Child
5:51 album only
4. Love Inside
4:49 album only
5. Sweet Georgia Brown
3:33 album only
6. How Long Has This Been Going On?
3:55 album only
7. Tonight I Won't Be Singing No Blues
5:06 album only
8. Here's That Rainy Day
4:15 album only
9. Love Is Here To Stay
4:51 album only
10. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
4:58 album only


Album Notes

Dee Daniels offers the jazz aficionado an ultimate treat - jazz served up with full-bodied silky tones that soar to the height and captures the depth of her four-octave range.

She has a warm presence and performance ability in everything from fronting combos in intimate Jazz clubs, to fronting big bands or symphony orchestras in concert halls. When she accompanies herself on piano with exceptional ease and artistry, it is to the great enjoyment of her audiences.

Daniels' style was born in her stepfather's church choir in Oakland, California, honed through the R&B era and brought to full fruition during a five-year stay in Europe from 1982 to 1987. During those years, she had many wonderful opportunities to perform with such 'Legends of Jazz' as Toots Theilemans, Johnny Griffin, Ed Thigpen, and Monty Alexander to name but a few. Two other personal highlights while in Europe include having had the opportunity of singing the Blues with the late, divine Sarah Vaughan in The Netherlands, and singing Gospel with the late great Joe Williams in Germany.

Dee's international career includes performances in eleven African countries, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan, as well as in North America and several countries throughout Europe. She has cultivated a diverse career that has seen her on the theater stage in the musical comedy, "Wang Dang Doodle" and the starring role in the 2001 "Calgary Stampede". She has also established herself as a Jazz vocalist in demand by the classical music world. She performs her 'Great Ladies of Swing' Symphonic Pops program with symphony orchestras across the United States and Canada.

A respected clinician, Dee sincerely believes in sharing her knowledge and experience with young singers/musicians. In 2001, she established the 'Dee Daniels Jazz Vocal Scholarship' at the Capilano College in North Vancouver, BC. Also in 2001, she was the recipient of the 'FANS Award' (a North Vancouver, BC Arts Council presentation); was nominated as 'Vocalist of the Year', and her LOVE STORY CD was nominated for 'Best Jazz CD of the Year' by West Coast Music Awards. In 2002 she was inducted into the 'BC Entertainment Hall of Fame' and a plaque was installed on Vancouver's 'Walk of Fame'. In 2003 she received the prestigious 'Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II', and was inducted into the University of Montana's School of Fine arts 'Hall of Honor'.

Dee is honored to serve on the Advisory Board of the Lionel Hampton Center Initiative. Visit her on her website at



Kobe Jazz Street Festival, Japan
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Ireland
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, USA
Rhinegau Musik Festival, Germany
DuMaurier Jazz Festival, Canada
Sarasota Jazz Festival, USA, and more...

Spain * Sicily * Switzerland * Netherlands * United States * Canada * France * Belgium

Houston Person, John Clayton Jr., Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Kenny Barron, Lionel Hampton, Elvin Jones, Herb Ellis, Jeff Clayton, Benny Golson, Grady Tate, Johnny Griffin, Toots Thielemans, Jeff Hamilton, Red Holloway, Al Grey, Jack McDuff, Monty Alexander, Ed Thigpen, Jiggs Whigham, Lewis Nash, Mulgrew Miller, Benny Powell, Sir Roland Hanna, Christian McBride, Russell Malone, Kevin Mahogany, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ray Drummond, and more...

The WDR Radio Big Band, The Berlin Film Orchestra, and The Munich Radio Orchestra, Germany * The Henk Meutgeert Big Band, Metropole Orchestra and North Nederlands Symphony Orchestra, Holland * The Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Calgary Symphony Orchestras, Canada * The Florida, San Antonio, Rochester, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, U.S.A., and more...

Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Dorothy Donegan.



Volume 22 No.10 - October 1996
(1) is a throwback to the Fifties, a classic vocal and orchestra album. American expatriate Dee Daniels is teamed with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra which has the ability to either swing like a big band or be a lush and romantic string ensemble. They cover both sides in interesting arrangements by Rob Pronk and John Clayton Jr. Daniels' big, gospel-tinged voice is backed by a wide, cinematic sweep on "Time After Time," a pulsing and spiritual horn sound on "God Bless The Child" and, best of all, a string arrangement for "Sweet Georgia Brown" that starts with ominous strings, switches to a bebop feel on the verses and even puts Charlie Parker quotes into the instrumental break. Daniels is an expressive and dramatic singer throughout and the entire CD is a feast of imaginative arranging and great singing.


Review by Patricia Myers - January/February 1997
Great evergreens and power-packed big-band arrangements provide a vast musical stage for the four-octave range of Dee Daniels. Whether the Canadian vocalist is belting out "Sweet Georgia Brown," crooning "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," caressing "Time After Time" or swinging "Come Rain or Come Shine," Daniels conveys the sense that she means every word of every song. The European or-chestra, conducted by Rob Pronk, works each jazz classic to the max, merging brass choirs, elegant strings and dynamic rhythm work into a rich landscape.


INDIANAPOLIS STAR , Indianapolis, Indiana
Sunday, October 27 1996
Given good big-band arrangements, a singer with sure interpretive instincts can't help blos-soming. Imagine, then, how well Dee Daniels flourishes with the lavish Metropole Orchestra behind her, its string component as integral to the sound as its brass, reeds and rhythm.

Daniels' voice, brought up in the idiom of the black church, is evocative of Sarah Vaughan's in its wide range and thrilling vibrato. She is bold but never bizarre in putting a personal spin on such standards as How Long Has This Been Going On and Come Rain or Come Shine.

Rob Pronk, the swinging Dutchman behind the Metropole phenomenon, and John Clayton Jr. share arranging duties in this program of 10 songs, including two co-written by Daniels. Particularly effective is a monumental version of God Bless the Child, with its anxious waltz tempo giving way to all-out gospel exaltation in the final measures.


Review by Marke Andrews - May 23, 1996
Dee Daniels is one of Vancouver's unknown treasures. At home with blues, ballads, jazz or gospel, and possessing great power and range, she is an artist worthy of further attention.

Her backup on WISH ME LOVE (Mons) is no less than the Metropole Orchestra from Holland (Daniels lived in that country in the early 1980's). While the strings occasionally muddy things, and one song is sub-par (the poppish Love Inside), there's no denying Daniels' talents. Her version of God Bless The Child contains enormous feeling, and the final few notes raise goosebumps on the listener. When she sings How Long Has This Been Going On? she sounds like a woman discovering something about herself. She shouts out Tonight I Won't Be Singing No Blues with revival-hall fervor. I prefer to hear her in a small-group setting, but big-production Daniels is better than no Daniels at all.



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Loved it!
Great CD. Wonderful choice of songs, wonderful artist. I can play it over and over and never get tired of listening to it. I might just wear it out!


Dee Daniels est une vraie chanteuse de jazz.Mieux encore,une chanteuse de tres grande classe à la voix inoubliable des la première écoute.Le choix des chansons est parfait pour une production aussi ambitieuse.Enregistré en Hollande avec le majestueux "Metropole orkest" (savant mélange organisé de 55 musiciens jazz et symphonique).Les arrangements et orchestrations sont signés par deux maitres du genre :John Clayton et Rob prise de son panoramique est idéale pour un tel projet.Que demander de plus...Merci à cdbaby pour la distribution .