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Sue Childs - Introducing Sue Childs (w/JR Montrose on two cuts)

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A rare album from a great little singer -- a swinging jazz vocal set from the 60s, originally issued on a tiny label in Rock Island, Illinois! Sue Childs has a nicely personal feel here -- a bit less polish than some of her mainstream contemporaries, but in ways that make the record stand out -- almost like you're catching Sue at some late night set, in a small out of the way club -- which is probably the sort of place she regularly worked! Backing is by a tight combo on most numbers -- comprised of trombone, tenor, guitar, bass, and drums handled by lesser-known players -- but the great tenorist JR Monterose makes a surprise appearance on two tracks too. Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "Out Of Nowhere", "All Or Nothing At All", "The Lonesome Road", "Lollipops & Roses", "You Make Me Feel So Young", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To".

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All I know is that the LP - orig that is - is pretty darn rare. Yipes!

(Would love to check it out for Monterose's contributions)

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from michael fitzgerald's monterose discography...

Date: ca. 1964

Location: Studio 4, Rock Island, IL

Label: Studio 4

Sue Childs (ldr), Tony Sotos (f, ts, bar), J.R. Monterose (ts), Gerry Lafurn (t), Sherm Mitchell (tb), Bill Pasquale (g), Bruce Anderson (b), Gaetan Caviola (d), Sue Childs (v)

a. a-01 All Or Nothing At All (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence) / arr: Gerry Lafurn

b. a-02 Honeysuckle Rose (Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf) / arr: Gerry Lafurn

c. a-03 Out Of Nowhere (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) / arr: Gerry Lafurn

d. a-04 You'll Never Know (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) / arr: Gerry Lafurn

e. a-05 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) / arr: Gerry Lafurn

f. b-01 Summertime (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Gerry Lafurn

g. b-02 Lollipops And Roses (Tony Velona) / arr: Gerry Lafurn

h. b-03 You Make Me Feel So Young (Joseph Myrow, Mack Gordon) / arr: Gerry Lafurn

i. b-04 Lonesome Road (Gene Austin, Nathaniel Shilkret) / arr: Gerry Lafurn

j. b-05 The Girl From Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Gerry Lafurn

All titles on: Studio 4 LP 12": SS 200 — Introducing Sue Childs

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a, e.

Further details needed on instrument specifics.

LP issue gives no recording date.

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The Monterose in Action LP is a motherfucker (I have the VSOP reissue). I would assume his playing on these two tracks is very strong, as it's from the same period.

I think I gotta hear this

Edited by clifford_thornton

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The bassist on that date, Bruce Anderson, is now a Lutheran minister in Morton Grove, Il. IIRC, he then owned a nightclub in the Quad Cities area:

Davenport, Iowa

Moline, Illinois

Rock Island, Illinois

Bettendorf, Iowa

East Moline, Illinois

Bruce still plays and sounds better than ever. At this summer's Chicago Jazz Fest, Ira Sullivan volunteered that he'd recently played with Bruce (perhaps at his church; Bruce holds Jazz Vespers service there), and was very impressed. Bruce was the leader of our unofficial high school jazz band (there were few if any official high school jazz bands in 1959-60). The drummer was the late Steve Bagby (eventually with the Ira-Red Rodney band), one of the trumpeters was Bill Brimfield, the vocalist was (gulp) Ann Margret. There were a lot of good players in that band.

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