Sunday, November 23, 2014
Marilyn Maye The Second of Maye Live From the Living Room RCA/Victor 1966
The back cover to this LP reads; "You don't need a big orchestra behind you-When you're Marilyn Maye." To extent, it's right, she does have a booming voice. This a live LP (I'm sure with tons of overdub) recorded with a quintet fronted by Sammy Tucker.
It's a cool record, her voice is way out front and seems "live" enough. It's also very 1966. Not space-age, bachelor-pad 1966. It's what you'd expect from female jazz vocal of the era. Very cocktail hour, almost lounge, but still holding onto jazz just enough to not go pop.
Also, if you're wondering, it's her second album for RCA/Victor. But, you probably figured that out from the clever title.