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by Michael P. Gladstone
Elli Fordyce's Something Still Cool evokes an era when, if you shook a tree, several female jazz singers would fall out. The preponderance and preference for cool woman singers in the 1950s is the raison d'être that has eluded Fordyce over a multi-decade series of misfortunes that have only made this debut album available now.
A New Yorker, Fordyce was always a budding vocalist and was friends with Bobby ("Darin") Cassotto, then a drummer. When Fordyce's ...read more