Lyle Ritz & Rebecca Kilgore | I Wish You Love

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I Wish You Love

by Lyle Ritz & Rebecca Kilgore

Classic American Swing Jazz performed on ukulele, bass, voice, and guitar.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Love a Ukulele
3:24 album only
2. Charade
3:08 album only
3. Aren't You Glad You're You
3:18 album only
4. That Old Gang Of Mine
3:10 album only
5. Give Me The Simple Life
4:41 album only
6. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
4:18 album only
7. I Cried For You
2:46 album only
8. Sway
3:48 album only
9. Runnin' Wild
2:02 album only
10. I Wish You Love
3:39 album only
11. Surrey With The Fringe On Top
3:08 album only
12. Reaching For The Moon
3:02 album only
13. Then I'll Be Happy
3:00 album only


Album Notes
Rebecca Kilgore – Vocals and Rhythm Guitar

One of America's leading song stylists, Rebecca Kilgore finds particular delight in preserving and interpreting the great vocal jazz of the ‘30s and ‘40s, an era noted for high-quality songwriting and heartfelt lyrics.

Rebecca has over 30 recordings in her discography, most notably with Dave Frishberg on piano, with whom she has also teamed on longstanding engagements in Portland, Oregon, where they both live. She also records and performs with the popular group BED—"Becky, Eddie (Erickson), and Dan (Barrett)"—noted for its eclectic repertoire of classic jazz.

Rebecca regularly performs worldwide for jazz festivals, parties, and cruises. She is a frequent guest on NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, and has been featured with pianist Butch Thompson and others on Garrison Keilor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall. She’s been invited to perform with the Statesmen of Jazz and, for two consecutive years, at New York's Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention—at Town Hall and Lincoln Center.

Rebecca has been inducted in to the Portland Jazz Society's Hall Of Fame.

Lyle Ritz – Ukulele

Undisputedly the world’s most revered jazz ukulele player, Lyle recorded two jazz ukulele albums on Verve Records in the ‘50s, but then set the ukulele aside.

Starting in the early ‘60s as part of the legendary "Wrecking Crew" of the Hollywood studio scene, he became one of the most sought-after studio bass players in Los Angeles, hired for over 5,000 individual recording sessions. From the ‘60s through the ‘80s, Lyle contributed to well-known jazz, rock, and pop hits, including "You've Lost That Lovin’ Feeling," "Good Vibrations," "I Got You Babe, " and "A Taste of Honey." He is heard behind many of the top voices of the era: Sinatra, Ronstadt, The Righteous Brothers, The Beach Boys, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, and Johnny Mathis. In the ‘70s, he scored and recorded soundtracks for two feature films. He picked up the uke to play for Steve Martin’s “The Jerk,” and hasn’t set it down since.

Lyle has recorded four CDs and authored three ukulele song books ( He was inducted into the Ukulele Hall of Fame in June 2007, the 50th anniversary of his first ukulele album.

Dave Captein – Bass

Dave Captein, an accomplished performer on both string bass and bass guitar, has worked as a professional musician for over 30 years in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. A Portland native, Dave has performed in a broad range of venues, from symphonies to studios to clubs, as well as in many jazz concerts and festivals. He has appeared with such diverse artists as Mose Allison, Frankie Avalon, Mel Brown, Jeff Clayton, Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, and Bud Shank. A long-time instructor of music at the University of Oregon, he currently teaches privately from his home in Portland.



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mike conway aka ukulele mike

very nice CD
very nice
smooth voice and tasty ukulele.
mike conway aka ukulele mike

Ed Monahan

Viva Rebecca!
Anything with Rebecca Kilgore is first-rate. This CD is no exception. Lyle Ritz's ukulele maks for a delightful pairing.

Lizann J Schultz

The More You Play it, The More You Love it!
My favorite album, it lifts the spirit and there's something new musically every time you listen. Whether it's vocals, uke, or bass this is superb.

Masa Kowatari

I have received item without any problems. Thank you very much.

george lee

I wish you love
Wonderful CD. Both artists are tops in respective fields. Excellent song selection.

Melissa Collard

Proves that "less is more!"
This small group of "jazz giants" fills the ear with delightful sound, luscious arrangements and mighty swing. (Now, if we can only bring back Jerry Brown there may be hope for this country.)

joseph rosenthal

It's wonderful.

John O'Connor

Fantastic CD
Lyle Ritz is the finest jazz ukulele player living, and Rebecca Kilgore is a very underrated but wonderful jazz vocalist. Together with their fantastic choice of songs on this CD, they create a really nice relaxed and swinging jazz CD. Highly recommended.

Robert Lyon

I have worked in the Pacific NW and Kilgore is "top shelf"

John Gamble

Top-Drawer Performance!!
Everything about this CD is first-rate. The musicians are not only technically proficient, but they also can swing. As usual, Rebecca Kilgore's vocal performance is magnificent. Highly recommended.