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Walker & Kays | Just In Town For The Derby

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Jazz: Jazz Vocals Jazz: Latin Jazz Moods: Type: Vocal
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Just In Town For The Derby

by Walker & Kays

Totally listenable vocal jazz with a fresh and fun approach to Bossas, Swings and lush Ballads -
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. I Believe In You
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2. This Masquerade
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3. My Funny Valentine
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4. Blusette
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5. So Many Stars
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6. Night & Day
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7. Stormy Monday Blues
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8. Angel Eyes
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9. Mas Que Nada
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10. Watch What Happens
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11. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
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12. Nice Work If You Can Get It
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13. Alone With My Thoughts Of You
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14. Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring
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15. Chattanooga Choo Choo
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16. I'll Be Seeing You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Re-released with two bonus tracks, this Walker & Kays offering has been long awaited. Here are vocal jazz harmonies whose freshness belies the original recording date of their debut 'album.' Arranger and guitarist Greg Walker with creative partner and vocalist, Jeanette Kays remain a solid fixture in the world of jazz vocals, with their own renditions of Latin, American Songbook plus their compositions.

"Just In Town For The Derby" was recorded with John Pietrus on bass and Nikki Lampkin on percussion. John now lives in Colorado and spends much of his time traveling with other musical groups. Nikki studied with Sergio Mendes' players during his time in California and that expertise clearly shows here.

The unique sound created by Walker & Kays is reminiscent of the Hi-Lo's or Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Of course, that sound was later picked up by The Manhattan Transfer and quite a few other groups. These tracks (except for the two bonus tunes) were transferred from vinyl and re-mastered. This 1978 'record' just may become your favorite 21st century CD!

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Scott Goldbach

Fantastic Smooth Jazz Sound That Compliments Any Jazz Collection
I've loved this album since its first release. A must have for any Smooth Jazz collection.
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Paul Walton

Dynamite arrangements and vocals from a small combo with a big sound!
Walker and Kays offer a lot of punch in a small package here. The vocal arrangements are lush and powerful. Ms Kays has a voice that is timeless and sensual. The guitar work from Greg Walker is right on the money - soulful and crisp. Brought to CD from vinyl - this is a surprisingly good sound. Not as digital as the norm, with warmth and vitality. A great find!
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