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by William Staggers

Classic jazz ballads from the 30's, 40's and 50's is what you'll hear when you listen to this album. This album gives tribute to such artists as Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls and so many other jazz greats!
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sweet Lorraine
3:49 album only
2. God Bless the Child
4:44 album only
3. Night and Day
3:27 album only
4. What'll I Do
2:58 album only
5. Besame Mucho
4:30 album only
6. Hard Times
2:45 album only
7. Smile
3:43 album only
8. Weeping Willow Tree
4:36 album only
9. Sentimental Reasons
2:59 album only
10. What a Wonderful World
4:34 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This was an album I always wanted to record because of the love and appreciation I had for jazz standards. Being a young boy growing up, I often heard popular standards played through the house on my dad's record player as he and mom would dance to those moving love ballads. It was always so pleasant and relaxing listening to the sultry voice of Nat King Cole and the soulful flavor of Ray Charles. My mom would often encourage me to learn jazz standards and I'm glad I listened!

I hope you enjoy my arrangement and interpretation of these songs. Cheers to jazz standards; the only music that transcends generations after generations after generations...

Thank you for your support and I know you will enjoy this project just as I did when I recorded it.



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