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Ernie Andrews: This is Ernie Andrews

Read "This is Ernie Andrews" reviewed by Ollie Bivens

Philadelphia-born singer Ernie Andrews has made Los Angeles his home for 60 of his 77 years, in the process becoming a legend among local jazz and blues fans by consistently presenting one of the best live performances in town. Die-hard fans of the blues/jazz singer will most appreciate Verve's new reissue of this album, first recorded in '64 for Dot Records.

Andrews is at his finest when delivering songs that tell a story and tunes which are heavily steeped in ...

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Ernie Andrews: How About Me

Read "How About Me" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Ernie Andrews has been around since the late 1940s, an era when big band singers were still in vogue. He pays homage to influences like Billy Eckstine, Al Hibbler and Earl Coleman in this collection of eleven tracks. Despite his credentials and a few big band recordings in the 1950s, Andrews remained an obscure vocalist for the 1960s and '70s, emerging again only in 1980. During that decade, he began singing with the Capp/Pierce Juggernaut, Jay McShann and the Gene ...


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