West of the Moon [Bonus Tracks]

West of the Moon [Bonus Tracks]

by Lee Wiley

CD

Overview

Lee Wiley was still in prime form during the 1950s, although she was disappointed that she did not become a major commercial success. On this LP (all but two cuts have since been reissued on CD), Wiley is joined by three different orchestras arranged by Ralph Burns. Her renditions of "You're a Sweetheart," "Who Can I Turn to Now," "Can't Get Out of This Mood," "East of the Sun," and "Moonstruck" are particularly memorable. Despite the passing of time, Wiley's voice was still sensuous and haunting, lightly swinging and full of subtlety. With trumpeter Nick Travis, trombonist Urbie Green, trumpeter Billy Butterfield, trombonist Lou McGarity, and clarinetist Peanuts Hucko helping out with a few short solos, Wiley sounds inspired throughout this memorable set. [The 2006 Mosaic reissue adds two bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/11/2007
Label: Mosaic Select
UPC: 0828768475829
catalogNumber: 1008

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Wiley   Primary Artist,Vocals
Urbie Green   Trombone
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Bob Haggart   Bass
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Deane Kincaide   Baritone Saxophone
Klink   Tenor Saxophone
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Lou Stein   Piano
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Don Lamond   Drums
Moe Wechsler   Piano
Robert Alexander   Trombone
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Raymond Beckenstein   Clarinet,Flute,Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Epstein   Tenor Saxophone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Milt Hinton   Bass
Leo Kruczek   Violin
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Romeo Penque   Flute,Reeds,English Horn,Oboe
Paul Winter Consort   Violin
Dave Schwartz   Viola

Technical Credits

Ralph Burns   Arranger
Deane Kincaide   Arranger
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Scott Wenzel   Liner Notes
William Engvick   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Frank Perkins   Composer
Newell Chase   Composer

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