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Joanie Pallatto: My Original Plan

Read "My Original Plan" reviewed by Jack Bowers


"Give my new disc a spin," Chicago-based vocalist Joanie Pallatto e-mailed. “I think you'll like it." That was more than twenty years ago, and Pallatto was right. That album, Words & Music (Southport Records, 1999), was splendid, as was Pallatto, reciting memorable lyrics by Rodgers & Hart, the Gershwin brothers, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dorough and others. It's now 2021 and Pallatto has recorded another “new disc," My Original Plan, on which she sings as well as ever. ...

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Take Five with Joanie Pallatto

Read "Take Five with Joanie Pallatto" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Joanie Pallatto In February 2021, the Chicago Music Awards bestowed Joanie Pallatto with a Special Lifetime Achievement Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Music Industry. Described by Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune as having “a stirring and special voice," Joanie Pallatto is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Pallatto toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra as a featured vocalist before moving to Chicago in 1979. Co-owner and partner with pianist/composer and husband, ...

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Album Review

Joanie Pallatto & King Fleming: The King and I

Read "The King and I" reviewed by Dave Nathan


King Fleming's first recorded session was held in December of 1945 where he appeared as a sideman playing pianist for Wynonie “Blues" Harris with Johnny Alston & his All Stars. But even prior to that, Fleming is reputed to have had his own band as early as 1939! Shades of Benny Carter. He made some albums for Chess/Argo in the 1950's and 60's. and appeared on some albums of the fine singer, Lorez Alexandria, as well as recording with Sonny ...

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Album Review

Joanie Pallatto: Words and Music

Read "Words and Music" reviewed by Jack Bowers


“Give my new disc a spin,” said Joanie Pallatto (via e–mail). “I think you’ll like it” (or words to that effect). Yeah, sure, I thought; another undiscovered phenom. Okay, so she was right; I liked it. A shade below phenomenal, perhaps, but I’ve heard a large number of female singers over the past few years including some big–label hotshots, and she’s in the same league with any of them. Pallatto’s warm, personal style suits well her charming, slightly husky voice. ...


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