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Amy Banks: When the Sun Comes Out

Read "When the Sun Comes Out" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Vocalist Amy Banks' third CD, When the Sun Comes Out, spun into a jukebox mode for me. Put a quarter in, play your favorite tune. Back in the early sixties, it was noted that people would play the same song over and over again on these “boxes," a phenomenon that greatly influenced pop/rock radio programming of the day. The same songs--the recents hot hits--could be heard two, sometimes three times an hour on your favorite station.My personal jukebox ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Amy Banks: When the Sun Comes Out

Read "When the Sun Comes Out" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Women jazz vocalists come from one of two styles or personae. One is that of vulnerability, the sense of innocence betrayed or wounded, the hurt that is always there even in joy. Billie Holiday, Irene Kral, and June Christie, however much they differ stylistically from one another, are examples of that genre. The other is of empowerment and fighting back. Anita O'Day, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, and Chris Connor embody such qualities. (It is not that they don't sing the ...


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