Here is what is I believe to be the third in a three-part private label series on a GPRT Records featuring compositions of Gladys Shelley and production of a Ben Arrigo. (see Vinnie Knight and Carrie Smith)
Like the other two entries, you have to lighten up a bit to be able to enjoy some moments. At times, however, its wonderful and timeless. Some of this album reminds me of "My Way" era Sinatra, if that helps. Hope you like it, it cost me $80. Just kidding.
Somehow I got my hands on this, part of a series of albums featuring the compositions of Gladys Shelley. The 3 volume series also includes Carrie Smith's Only You Can Do It and Toni Arden's My World Is You. They were all released on "GPRT Records" and produced by a Ben Arrigo. This is great stuff in my opinion.
This is just such an amazing album in my opinion. Smith had a wonderful strength to her voice, and the arrangements have a great blues-jazz sensibility.
Jerome Harris (bass guitar); Marty Ehrlich (clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Clifton Anderson (trombone); Jay Hoggard (vibraphone); Jeff Hirshfield (drums)