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The Best Things

by Karen Marguth

Her voice? Flawlessly smooth.clear.seductive. Here you'll find rich, crisp vocals; a luscious delivery of tone and lyric, and some delicious instrumentals featuring pianist Jason Wanner, whose solo CD is an editor's pick here on CDBaby
Genre: Easy Listening: Crooners/Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sentimental Journey
3:33 $0.99
2. Baryshnikov
3:17 $0.99
3. Lush Life
3:50 $0.99
4. The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing
2:18 $0.99
5. A Kiss to Build a Dream On
3:27 $0.99
6. Lullaby of Birdland
2:52 album only
7. It Never Entered My Mind
6:07 $0.99
8. Paper Moon
2:24 $0.99
9. Good Morning Heartache
4:27 $0.99
10. Dress Me Up, Dress Me Down
3:46 $0.99
11. Someone to Watch Over Me
5:06 $0.99
12. Marie Laveaux
3:14 $0.99
13. Love is Here to Stay
4:09 album only
14. Tenderly
3:10 album only
15. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
2:42 album only
16. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
3:38 $0.99
17. Hold to God's Unchanging Hand
2:44 album only
18. I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face
3:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
"This musically versatile songbird has a bell of a voice; clear, lyrical...her latest CD is a first-rate work, featuring renderings of jazz, folk, and gospel songs."
-The Independent News

"Karen has put together an exquisite collaboration between members of the Blue Street Jazz Band and the sensual and passionate bell-tone quality of her voice...It's impossible not to find yourself sitting at an old jazz club on West 52nd Street in Soho during the 60's. You can almost hear the light tinkling of cocktail glasses and background conversation filling the room. The cigarette smoke billows then settles into Jason Wanner's piano calling in the beginnings of the first track, 'Sentimental Journey.'"
-Fresno Magazine

"Karen Marguth has a beautiful voice that is well-suited for a variety of genres. In fact, hints of other genres truly makes her CD a great listen for just about anyone...her energetic vocals, impeccable articulation, story telling, emotion, and bright tone unify the variety in the 18 tracks on this CD."
-The Undercurrent

"Karen is a wonderful vocalist...my favorite cut on the CD is her rendition of 'Sentimental Journey.'
-Bill Bruce, KFSR Radio

"Karen has put out a killer CD, so tasteful, and there are so many subtleties...the only thing better is to hear her in person."
-Jason Wanner, Blue Street Jazz Band

"Her voice will take your breath away. Listeners call up to ask 'Who was that, and where can I get her CD?"
-Bruce Campbell, KJWL Radio



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Joan Lincicome

The CD was awesome. We had company the next day and we all listened to it whil
Awesome, The short review above says it all!

john cleirigh

Simply Amazing!
Karen's is one of my all-time favorite voices. The Best Things delivers the goods. You will not be dissapointed.

D. Herrmann

Worth waiting for...
A really tasteful selection of lovely old standards, most thoughtfully rendered, mixed with a few I didn't know but also am enjoying. A new addition to the honored 5 spots on my CD changer.

Malcolm Simpson

Stunning--flawlessly smooth--seductive
Karen's renditions on this album are soothing, sweet, and seductive. A smoother jazz voice I have not heard in a very long time, if ever. The world needs to hear you!!

Barbara Rawles

A new shine on some old gems, and more...
It was a surprise to hear someone of Karen's generation perform some older tunes with such respect and ease - as though she had been there when they were played on juke boxes. Her voice and personality create music that you want to hear over and over.


This CD has made me a fan of the genre!
When a song can bring a tear to your eye, you know something special is there. Admittedly jazz vocals was never a genre that I would go out and buy, but you've got a convert here! Karen's voice just keeps getting better and better - clear and so fun to listen to. The band is quality and the perfect compliment to Karen's beautiful voice. Karen, you've reached the heavens with this one and we both know who is smiling...

Jim Albright

A must have
Karen Marguth breathes new life into old standards and delivers some new treats as well. No jazz collection is complete without this CD.

Terry Linney

Her sensual voice combined with wonderful musicians makes for easy listening!
This CD doesn't get "old" on you. Her sensual voice combined with talented musicians is a breath of fresh air.

Earlene Carter

Thank you Karen
I've been waiting for this wonderful CD. Finally you've done it! Way to go!! E.

A. W.C.

Breathing fresh, new life into old standards
With a voice that evokes warmth and rich complexities, Karen Marguth presents favorite jazz ballads with love, life and freshness that listeners yearn for. Songs like "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing" and "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" have a clean, simple sound that at the same time is full of life. The composition, "Baryshnikov" by new, upcoming songwriter Jason Jurzak is beautifully presented and is destined to become a beloved standard. The musical arrangements are unique and superbly played; giving a multi-textural feel to the entire CD. It's so pleasing to hear cherished jazz standards given a new turn, a breath of fresh air. Don't miss this exceptional CD.
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