Songs By Sylvia Syms
Cabaret singer Sylvia Syms is caught at the beginning of her career on this Koch reissue of a former Atlantic record. The first eight songs (from 1952) find her accompanied by pianist Barbara Carroll, bassist Joe Shulman, and drummer Herb Wasserman, uplifting such numbers as "Mountain Greenery," "What Is There to Say," and Benny Carter's "Lonely Woman." The remaining four numbers utilize a septet arranged by Johnny Richards that includes tenor-saxophonist Al Cohn, trombonist Kai Winding, and Don Elliott on trumpet, mellophone, and vibes; "Paradise" and "Comes Love" are among the highpoints. An excellent introduction to the now-obscure but talented singer. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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HPB condition ratings
- New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
- Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
- Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
- Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
- Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
- Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
- Format: Compact Disc
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- Label: Koch International
- UPC: 099923854128