Butler, Laverne / Love Lost And Found Again
Album: Love Lost And Found Again   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Butler, Laverne   Added:Nov 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-03-24 Pull Date: 2013-05-27 Charts: Jazz
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Recent Airplay
1. May 29, 2023: ModernTekNews
Travelin' Light
4. Jun 18, 2015: Jump, Jive, & Jazz
I've Told Ev'ry Little Star, That's All, Be A Sweet Pumpkin
2. Nov 06, 2015: Rebop
Be A Sweet Pumpkin
5. May 22, 2013: Green Copper Radio
Be A Sweet Pumpkin
3. Jun 19, 2015: Rebop
I'll Never Be Free
6. May 17, 2013: The Songsmith Show
Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2013-03-12
CLASSIC NIGHTCLUB JAZZ w VOCALS. LaVerne Butler caresses every note of these standards, love songs and show tunes with her rich, confident alto, and interprets every syllable with nuance & style. Bruce Barth is arranger, piano accompanist. Subdued bass and drums provide a steady foundation. Houston Person plays tenor sax on four tracks.

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1 * Slow. Vocal is slinky, a bit vampy; sax responds soulfully; rhythm is minimal. (6:38)
2 ** Mid-fast. Peppy & fun. Delightfully old-fashioned lyric. The sort of song Ella would have done (but no scat singing here). Piano shows off with a terrific bridge. (3:55)
3 ** Fast. Very bright, almost brassy vocal (like a trumpet). Driven along forcefully by piano & drums. Really good bass solo in the middle. (4:04)
4 Slow. Bluesy. Voice & sax trade leads atop shimmering, brushed ride cymbals. (5:27)
5 Mid-tempo. Bluesy, broken hearted lyric. 40s-ish backing vocals. (3:51)
6 * Mid-slow. Love’s been lost again, but with a hop in her step she’s making the best of this time. Sax is again very soulful. (4:44)
7 * Mid-fast. Upbeat singing; elegant pno, bass, drums rhythm section. Hot bass solo. (4:06)
8 Very slow romantic ballad. Lovely singing, but this song is sorta sleepy. (6:08)
9 Mid-tempo. Uninspired reading of a show tune. Listen to Julie Andrews’ version. (4:34)
10 ** Her voice like a sax, Person’s sax like a human voice, the two of them seduce each other. Like a sexy, hanging-on-each-other, slow dance just before closing time. (5:35)
11 Mid-tempo. Like #9, a show tune that’s flat, mechanical, uninteresting. (3:07)

Track Listing
1. Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home   6. Travelin' Light
2. Be A Sweet Pumpkin   7. That's All
3. I've Told Ev'ry Little Star   8. Be Anything (But Be Mine)
4. Everybody's Somebody's Fool   9. In My Own Little Corner
5. The Bluest Blues   10. I'll Never Be Free
  11. Smile