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Jazz 'Round Midnight: Arthur Prysock

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Download links and information about Jazz 'Round Midnight: Arthur Prysock by Arthur Prysock. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 49:23 minutes.

Artist: Arthur Prysock
Release date: 1995
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 49:23
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. It's Too Late (Baby, Too Late) 3:18
2. Teardrops in the Rain 2:55
3. When You Walked in the Room 3:18
4. How Did She Look? 3:13
5. Every Time Is the First Time 3:41
6. Little Girl Blue 3:27
7. You Played the Game Unfair 2:39
8. You'd Better Change Your Ways 3:21
9. Everybody's Somebody's Fool 2:37
10. Ebb Tide 3:32
11. (I Don't Stand) A Ghost of a Chance (With You) 3:15
12. Stop Crying, Little Girl 2:53
13. When I Fall in Love 2:48
14. I'll Be Around 2:42
15. Who (Will Take My Place)? 2:27
16. Only for You 3:17

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This is a fine collection of orchestrated ballads by the underrated pop-jazz baritone singer Arthur Prysock. After an extended stint with jump-blues bandleader Buddy Johnson in the '40s, Prysock cut solo sides in the '50s and '60s for Decca, Mercury, King, Verve, and various small labels. The songs on Jazz 'Round Midnight all come from Verve recordings cut throughout the '60s and feature Prysock's sensual pipes framed by tasteful strings and blues-tinged combo accompaniment (alongside Ram Ramirez's fine organ work, brother Red Prysock contributes a handful of smoky tenor solos akin to those heard on his own solo R&B instrumentals from the '50s). Highlights include excellent renditions of "Little Girl Blue," "I'll Be Around," and "(I Don't Stand) A Ghost of a Chance," in addition to rarely recorded gems such as "How Did She Look" and "Only for You." For jazz vocal fans who frown upon the lush, more pop oriented end of the genre, this title is not for you. If you like the kind of stylized "bedroom soul" and jazz vocals Billy Eckstine, Johnny Hartman, and even Barry White, to some extent, excelled at, then this Prysock collection is a great buy.