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Linda Ronstadt: Hummin' To Myself

3 Ratings: 1.0
2004 CD release

Hummin’ to Myself is a welcome return for fans of Ronstadt’s trio of groundbreaking recordings with Nelson Riddle in the 1980s, which made her the first pop/rock star to have multi-platinum success presenting classic American standards.  Elegant … see full wiki

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Featuring tunes from the creme de la creme of American songwriters!!!

  • Jul 11, 2010
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+4

It's hard to believe but it has been more than a quarter century since Linda Ronstadt combined with the legendary Nelson Riddle to produce "What's New", truly one of the great albums of the 1980's.  As a result of that remarkable project, Linda has carved out a niche for herself on the American music scene.  Now Linda is back with a brand new disc featuring more memorable tunes from the Great American Songbook"Hummin' To Myself" features the songs of legendary songwriters like Frank Loesser, Cole Porter, Gordon Jenkins, Duke Ellington and Sammy Fain.  In addition there are a variety of musical styles represented on this spendid CD.  And while a number of other former rock and rollers have taken a crack at this sort of thing, very few of them possess the vocal prowess to pull it off.  Indeed, after all is said and done Linda Ronstadt was made to sing the standards.
 
You will find many all-time favorites on "Hummin' To Myself" including a remake of the 1955 Julie London classic "Cry Me A River".  An A+ to all concerned on that one.  I also thoroughly enjoyed Linda's intimate interpretation of Cole Porter's "Miss Otis Regrets" which I would submit is her finest performance on this disc.  Then for a change of pace there is "Blue Prelude", a Gordon Jenkins composition that features Linda in a more jazzy mode and she pulls it off without skipping a beat.  "Never Will I Marry" and a personal favorite "I'll Be Seeing You" help to round out this luscious 11 song set.

If you love the standards, "Hummin' To Myself" is a disc you will play again and again.  It is perfect for winding down after a hard day at the office or as the background for a romantic dinner for two.  Yes, there's no doubt about it, this is another winner for the former Stone Poney.    Highly recommended.

Featuring tunes from the creme de la creme of American songwriters!!! Featuring tunes from the creme de la creme of American songwriters!!! Featuring tunes from the creme de la creme of American songwriters!!! Featuring tunes from the creme de la creme of American songwriters!!!

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July 11, 2010
:) My mom used to listen to Linda Ronstadt, so I've heard a few of her songs. This CD sounds like a great mix of music. Great review!
 
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