Sallie Blair – Squeeze Me (1957/2014)

Sallie Blair - Squeeze Me (1957/2014)
Artist: Sallie Blair
Album: Squeeze Me
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 1957/2014
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Tracklist:
Squeeze Me (3:20)
Almost Like Being In Love (3:07)
Better Luck Next Time (3:05)
The More I See You (3:12)
You Make Me Feel So Young (2:54)
What Is This Thing Called Love? (2:16)
Come By Sunday (2:30)
Ain’t She Sweet (2:55)
How Long Has This Been Going On? (3:03)
Then I’ll Be Tired Of You (2:49)
Similau (2:47)

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With its saucy title and come-hither cover photo, Squeeze Me promises an abundance of sex-kitten thrills, but what separates Sallie Blair from dozens of other postwar bombshells is her bluesy, earthy voice — sultriness notwithstanding, the girl can sing. This Bethlehem debut pairs Blair with arranger Richard Wess and a small-combo support unit headlined by bassist Milt Hinton, guitarist Sal Salvador, and pianist Sanford Gold. The record’s candlelit ambience emphasizes Blair’s prowess on romantic ballads, but a few uptempo, Latin-inspired cuts underscore the breadth of her vocal range.
Review by Jason Ankeny

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