Soaked with the vibe and
essence of New York City in the 1960s and seasoned with a rich variety of
styles from breathy, beatnik pop to moody & magnificent jazz, folk and
soul, the singles issued by Ranny Sinclair are uniformly brilliant, soft, sexy
soundscapes--uncollected on a single album until now!
Juilliard as a dance major, but ultimately landed a singing contract with
Columbia Records. Her issued discography features several tracks that were
turntable hits of the era or have since become valued Northern Soul
favorites==all those cuts plus the remaining masters capture some of the top
talent of the day, recorded in the glorious Columbia New York studios!
Her recordings were
overseen by Columbia's main jazz and pop producer, Teo Macero, who was also
responsible for Dave Brubeck's sessions. Macero apparently suggested the
collaboration between the artists on the "Something To Sing About"/"Autumn In
Our Town" single, included here. The pianist later reminisced about Sinclair,
praising her "gentle, whispery" voice and lyric writing.
The dozen masters here
include the Columbia singles mixes from the original reels plus several
previously unissued recordings, all in mono. Each moment reveals a true vocal
artist at the peak of her talents, and well ahead of her time--decades overdue,
listen now to the first collection by Ranny Sinclair,
available on 180-gram RTI pressed vinyl or CD!
Check out the Spectrum Culture review here!
1. Fan The Flame
2. If I Had A Ribbon Bow
3. There Won't Be Trumpets
4. Sweet William
5. Wailing Waltz
6. Ode To A Cowboy
7. With Any Other Girl
8. Bye Bye
9. A Wonderful Guy
10. Barbara Allen
11. Autumn In Our Town (w/ Dave Brubeck)
12. Something To Sing About (w/ Dave Brubeck)