Ebsen, Kiki / Scarecrow Sessions
Album: Scarecrow Sessions   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ebsen, Kiki   Added:Aug 2014
Label:Painted Pony Media  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-01-04 Pull Date: 2015-03-08 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 22 Feb 15 Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 11
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 27, 2017: Traditions
St Louis Blues
4. Feb 26, 2015: Jump, Jive, and Jazz
St Louis Blues
2. Mar 12, 2015: Jump, Jive, & Jazz
At The Codfish Ball
5. Feb 25, 2015: 2-15-2015
Comes Love, If I Only Had A Brain
3. Mar 04, 2015: 03-04-2015
St Louis Blues, If I Only Had A Brain
6. Feb 20, 2015: Rebop
If I Only Had A Brain

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2015-01-01

The daughter of song-and-dance man Buddy Ebsen, Kiki Ebsen sings classic songs either associated with her father’s career or popular during his time. Most of this is much too old fashioned for KZSU, but a few songs work. Band includes keyboards, guitar, bass, woodwinds, and strings.

No FCC issues.

1 Slow, sad torch song. Syrupy orchestra. Play only on a “beautiful music” format. (4:46)
2 * Mid-slow. Surprisingly soulful interpretation Oz song. Well sung; well played. (5:42)
3 Slow. Another sad love song. Accompanied only by piano. Not bad. (3:00)
4 Mid-tempo. Orchestration worthy of a 60s variety show on TV. Yuck. (4:13)
5 * Mid-tempo. The 60s again, but classy this time. A bit of bossa nova. (3:03)
6 Way too slow take on a classic love song. Sultry horns. Sickening strings. (3:12)
7 * Mid-tempo. Cleverly “retro” novelty song. A bit of New Orleans in this. (2:03)
8 Very slow. Often recorded jazz standard is turned into sticky syrupy gloop. (4:16)
9 Very slow. One of her better vocals. Elegantly backed by a hollow-body guitar. (2:45)
10 Slow. Bluesy piano solo, can be used as an intro to #11. (0:46)
11 ** W.C. Handy’s masterpiece nicely done by piano, bass, drums, and vocal. Definitely the best track on the album. (4:55)
12 Mid-slow. The most beautiful melody ever, cruelly suffocated by string orchestra. (4:35)

Track Listing
1. You Don't Know What Love Is   7. At The Codfish Ball
2. If I Only Had A Brain   8. Laura
3. Missing You   9. Easy To Love
4. Moon River   10. Prelude
5. Comes Love   11. St Louis Blues
6. Tea For Two   12. Over The Rainbow