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Judith Durham and the Hottest Band In Town

1 rating: 4.0
1999 audio CD release

.This re-release from the former Seekers singer features 13 tracks, including two bonus songs. Additional Tracks. Track Listings 1. I Wanna Dance to Your Music 2. Am I Blue 3. Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer) 4. Body and Soul 5. After You've Gone … see full wiki

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1 review about Judith Durham and the Hottest Band In Town

Sample the music of one of the finest female vocalists of all-time!

  • Jan 7, 2009
Rating:
+4
I have always felt that Judith Durham was among the top female vocalists of the past half century. As you may or may not know, Judith was the lead singer of the Seekers, a popular 1960's folk group from Australia.  The Seekers gave us such memorable tunes as "I'll Never Find Another You", "A World of Our Own" and of course "Georgy Girl".  As good as those songs are, Judith's incredible vocal prowess is even more apparent on other Seekers tunes such as "The Carnival Is Over" and "Morningtown Ride".  In the past, I have often compared her to the legendary Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers.

On this disc, "Judith Durham and the Hottest Band in Town", Judith returns to her first love, the music of the 1920's and 1930's.  Her rousing renditions of "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "I Want To Dance To Yor Music" and "Sister Kate" will make anyone want to get up and dance.  Then there are memorable versions of standards like "Body and Soul" and  "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man O' Mine".  Aside from being among the most gifted vocalists of her day, this disc proves that she is also one of the most versatile. In my mind, she is every bit as good as Streisand.  Also, I cannot say enough about the band that was put together for this project.  Recorded in San Francisco back in 1973, this album was out of print for over two decades before being reissued in Australia back in 1998.  If you enjoy the blues, dixieland, or memorable vocals, then this disc is for you.  My +4 rating has nothing to do with the music. The total lack of any significant liner notes always drives me crazy and caused me to deduct one point.  Happy listening!!!

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