Ruth Cameron: Roadhouse
But the bottom line is that this album is good vocal stuff. Cameron's soft, cool, wispy style recalls Jeri Southern, Peggy Lee (when Lee wanted to be soft and wispy) and, since her teacher was Sue Raney, that singer as well. She also includes the verses to some of the songs, like "Body and Soul". Gary Foster's tenor noodles underneath a soft, poignant version of "My old Flame" with a sensuous tinge in Cameron's voice making one recall Peggy Lee's 1969 rendition of this tune favored by singers who lean toward the ballad form. There is one medium tempo, and fun, piece and that's the album's coda "Waitin' for the Train to Come in" with Federico Ruiz's violin doing the bulk of the accompanying honors ably supported by Chris Dawson on piano. Ralph Moore's tenor underpins Cameron on five tracks and is especially soulful on "One for My Baby and One More for the Road".
Ruth Cameron's second CD is a good one and is highly recommended.
Record Label: Verve Music Group