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Christy Baron

Christy redefines “classics,” it’s entirely appropriate that she was signed by Chesky Records, an audiophile label that redefines the modern recording process by returning to the earliest recording techniques. Chesky works with artists who are not only great musicians, but who also must be able to stand up to a unique recording process.

Take This Journey was recorded live to two-track over a three-day period at St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan. “On a Chesky recording, one doesn’t have the standard modern-day options,” Christy says. “If you make a mistake, you don’t go back to fix it. There’s no punching in vocals, no overdubs, no compression or EQ.”

Bingo

Label: Soundbrush Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: B-I-N-G-O; Froggy Went a Courtin'; This Old Man; Home on the Range; He's Got the Whole World in His Hands; Baby Beluga; All the Pretty Horses; Scarborough Fair; Kumbaya; Sleep, My Child; Who's That Tapping at the Window?; The Fox; Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; The Riddle Song; Lullaby Waltz; Three Blind Mice; Happy Birthday.

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Christy Baron: Bingo

Read "Bingo" reviewed by Jim Santella

They're the songs we grew up with. No, not the ones from AM or FM radio or from our earliest record, tape, and CD collections. These are the songs that we learned in our first years at school, at summer camp, and with neighborhood friends at play. Christy Baron sings each selection the way ...

Take This Journey

Label: Chesky Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: 1. Happy Together (Bonner/Gordon) - 2:57 2. Gentle Journey (Finck) - 4:20 3. Not While I'm Around (Sondheim) - 3:47 4. I'm All Smiles (Leonard/Martin) - 3:46 5. A House Is Not a Home (Bacharach/David) - 5:45 6. Bitter With the Sweet (King) - 2:23 7. That Old Devil Moon (Harburg/Lane) - 3:52 8. The Lies of Handsome Men (Blumenthal) - 3:52 9. You Are There/Why Did I Choose You? (Frishberg/Leonard/Mandel/Martin) - 5:07 10. The Way He Captured Me (Finck) - 4:20 11. Overjoyed (Wonder) - 3:52 12. Stand Behind Me (King) - 3:22 13. First Day in August (King/Larkey) - 3:10

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Christy Baron: Take This Journey

Read "Take This Journey" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

All too often jazz singers think that "covering" popular music means singing old Broadway hits from the '20s, '30s and '40s. Sure, these songs were popular once -- and many of them may even still be popular today, however the "truly" popular music genres of today (as evidenced by the Billboard chart listings) are rock and ...

Steppin`

Label: Chesky Records
Released: 2000


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