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Monday, September 12, 2011

June Christy.

Being a huge fan of June, I've always wanted to hear more of her rare later appearances. Sadly, born too late, I wasn't able to make any of her appearances in the '80s. I don't really know why I have such a 'thing' for the Misty Miss Christy. I love Anita, Chet, Cleo, so many many more artists, and yet since discovering June's last album 'Impromptu' - I was so excited to hear the freedom the years seemed to have given her stylings. Her voice, very worn by that time, might not have been the prettiest instrument but coupled with Lou Levy's arrangement - the album haunts me - and I'm so interested in this period of June's career. 
I wonder if there are any private recordings from jazz events in the UK circulating between fans? I suppose my dream would be to find out that there was a recording of the North Sea Jazz festival, from the year June performed and your photographs were taken! 
Feel free to tell me to carry on dreaming! But I hope you'll understand the spirit this message is sent in, and won't mind the intrusion. Thank you for reading my little essay, and I send you my very best and continued success with your work.
Alp Haydar
(Are there any undiscovered June Christy tracks out there? - Lance.)

1 comment :

Rio Veneno said...

I agree totally with you. I'm also looking for some late appeareances and I find some. For example the last concert with Stan Kenton in the 72 Newport Jazz Fest. If you are interested in share some of these tracks, please, contact me. The mail is babelia18@hotmail.com :)

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