Take that perfect combination of tasty old blues women songs, season it with a few bluesy classics performed with ultimate cool, add a selection of distinctive, horn-laden jazz riffs and a woman who can really tell a story, and you have Donna Greene with “A Girl’s Gotta Have a Little Pleasure.” She has the range of Eva Cassidy, the grit of Etta James and the sly phrasing of Billie Holiday. This is a CD that just keeps getting better with each listening.
“Donna Greene’s blues are dry martini blues. She sings with a lotta swagger, a dash of sauce and a cool retro vibe. She’d have been right at home on stage at the Sands of the Rat Pack days or Ciro’s on Sunset Boulevard circa 1948