Melanie Gall | Sweeter in a Sweater

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Sweeter in a Sweater

by Melanie Gall

Knit one, purl 1942! This highly-anticipated album presents the music of the "Soldier Girls at Home", with 'lost' WWII knitting songs. A perfect blend of jazz instrumentals and Melanie Gall's stunning vocals bring these nostalgic tunes back to life.
Genre: Easy Listening: Nostalgia
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1. The Knitting Song (feat. John Mettam, Michel Gentile, Bennett Paster & Jim Whitney)
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2. Stick to Your Knittin', Kitten (feat. Bennett Paster, Pete Smith, Jim Whitney & Joe Strasser)
2:55 $0.99
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3. The Pretty Little Mitt That Kitty Knit (feat. Bennett Paster & Pete Smith)
2:24 $0.99
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4. Sittin' With Your Knittin' (feat. Jim Whitney, John Mettam & Bennett Paster)
2:58 $0.99
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5. Her Name Is Pearl (And She Knits) [feat. Bennett Paster, Pete Smith, Nina Theisen, Paul Theisen, Naomi Niwa, Leo Theisen, Barry Berkman, Wendy Gall, Suzanne Bachner, Bob Brader & Adam Brick]
3:10 $0.99
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6. Knit One, Purl Two (Miller) [feat. Jim Whitney, Joe Strasser, Pete Smith & Bennett Paster]
3:31 $0.99
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7. Pick Up Your Knitting (feat. Bennett Paster, John Mettam & Michel Gentile)
2:01 $0.99
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8. Tend to Your Kniting (feat. Bennett Paster, Pete Smith, Jim Whitney & Joe Strasser)
3:08 $0.99
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9. The Knitting Itch (feat. Bennett Paster)
1:51 $0.99
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10. Knit One, Purl Two (Jurgens) [feat. Bennett Paster, Jim Whitney, John Mettam & Michel Gentile]
3:47 $0.99
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11. I'm Knitting a Singlet for Cecil (feat. Jim Whitney, Bennett Paster & Pete Smith)
3:49 $0.99
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12. Knitting (feat. Bennett Paster)
2:01 $0.99
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13. Since Kitten's Knittin' Mittens for the Army (feat. Bennett Paster, John Mettam & Michel Gentile)
2:20 $0.99
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14. Sweeter in a Sweater (feat. Bennett Paster, Joe Strasser, Pete Smith, Jim Whitney & John Mettam)
3:29 $0.99
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15. Sweeter in a Sweater (Calypso) [feat. Bennett Paster, Pete Smith & Joe Strasser]
3:22 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
During the Second World War, there was an urgent need for knitting. One official Red Cross guide was prefaced with the following statement: “Knitting is no longer a pleasant hobby. No one makes jokes about knitters now, for knitting is no joke. It is a great war industry, run by an unnumbered host of workers who ask no pay, who expect no profits… it is important war work.”

This music (from the USA, Canada and Britain) has been essentially ‘lost’ since the war’s end. In "Sweeter in a Sweater", Melanie Gall has brought back 15 of these fascinating pieces. In these knitting songs are reflected the joys, hopes and fears of the women on the homefront.

"Captivating."
- Production Ottawa

"Quirky, natural and engaging...amazing and heartfelt."
- Vancouver Weekly

"What a voice this young lady has! Clear as a bell with great diction and tone, she can belt with the best or go off into an obviously well-trained classical soprano. It is a very supple instrument and she sings all her songs with conviction and enthusiasm."
- Edmonton Sun

"Gall’s voice is absolutely divine. Sweet and nostalgic, she’s like a Disney princess from the Lower East Side."
- Uptown Magazine

"One of the most amazing voices I've ever heard."
- Ignite 107


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