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And So Is Love

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Come Rain Or Come Shine
4:24  
02
Save Your Love
5:30  
03
Cry Me A River
6:05  
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I Thought About You
3:26  
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We're All Alone
4:54  
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Estate
4:45  
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More Than You Know
3:57  
08
Sentimental Journey
5:14  
09
The Masquerade
3:35  
10
I Don't Know Enough
3:02  
11
Don't Smoke In Bed
2:48  
12
Don't Go To Strangers
4:23  
Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 52:03

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El Cojonu Speaks

EL_Cojonu

Rita joins the parade of ( and I'm going to be kind here ) of formerly very popular singers ( male and female ) who have recently ' discovered ' the Standards in the Autum of their years. It's OK, just as Carly Simon's Standards release was OK. Look for other singers to be doing likewise as they enter the autum of their years.

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Ok, but...

alextorres

This is quite pleasant but there are other artists who perform these kind of standards far better, Stacey Kent for example.

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Rita sings standards

Fox

With a voice like hers, it was inevitable that Rita Coolidge would attempt material from the Great American songbook of standards. Her smoky, sultry style and great control suit these songs perfectly. All are taken at a gentle tempo. The backings are clean and sit beautifully with the vocals. Presumably the players are Rita's usual band members (although Herb Alpert appears on Estate). Highly recommended.

They Say All Music Guide

It seems increasingly common for once-popular artists to resurface years after their heyday. What’s so interesting is how they resurface. Who would’ve imagined Rita Coolidge, like other popular ’70s singers, re-emerging 30 years down the line as a singer of jazz classics? But Coolidge, like Debby Boone before her, has done exactly that, releasing a collection of classic songs on Concord Records. Backed by a small jazz combo, And So Is Love has a classy feel to it, but it’s Coolidge’s resonant vocals that bring the set together. While most of the material is older, and a number of pieces like “Cry Me a River” and “Come Rain or Come Shine” come from the golden age of song, she also includes Boz Scaggs’ “We’re All Alone” and makes it work. In fact, “We’re All Alone” is one of the highlights of the album, with Coolidge transforming it into a lovely jazz standard. Her performance here also leads one to pause: are there other songs of recent vintage that would — like old standards — work just as well in a jazz context? Another icon from the past shows up — Herb Alpert — on “Estate” to lend his trademark trumpet style to the song’s Latin mood. For old fans, mainstream jazz fans, and anyone who appreciates classy treatments of classic songs, Coolidge’s And So Is Love is an enjoyable listen. – Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

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