The Voice Makes the Songs!
I remember listening to the DJ on the local station pouring out all he knew about Rita Coolidge. She was a female singer (right) who occasionally backed up Kris Kristofferson (right, but severely understated). – Roll the clock a little further on, and we all knew about “Kris and Rita.” What a highlight it was when they made a TV special together with “Johnny and June”! Among the four, she of the long, dark, and sometimes frizzy, hair stood just a little bit in the shadow created by the personalities of her husband and her friends. But talent would inevitably show. – Just a little further in time, Rita Coolidge had become a star in her own right. In this album we find her backed up by a simple jazz trio, and it shows up her rich, full mezzo voice to its greatest advantage. These are not her radio hits, but with Rita it’s the voice that makes the song, and these are good songs. Something in which to lose oneself for a little while.