Miss In-between - Selected Singles As & Bs 1948-1953

Toni Harper

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASMCD2711

Release Date:  08 December 2023

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988271126

Genres:  Jazz  Pop  

  • Description

    As with their Great Gates compilation, Jasmine is delighted to bring you the first ever CD reissue of the 1940s and early 50s recordings of Toni Harper - a long overdue concept that will be welcomed by those who love her oft-reissued mid to late 50s recordings for RCA and Verve. When she made the first of the recordings heard in 'Miss In-Between' in 1947, Toni was just 10 years old - but she sang like someone twice that age, at least, and was immediately hailed as a future star and seen by lovers of jazz and blues vocalists as considerably more than a 'novelty kiddie act'.

    They've managed to fit almost all of the recordings Toni made between 1948 and 1953 into this collection, including duets with former Duke Ellington vocalist Herb Jeffries and selections recorded with the big band of Harry James. They all tell the story of why Toni Harper deserves the reputation she earned as a singer before she was even old enough to go to college.

    It's taken a long time to get this project past the finishing post - and sadly Toni passed away in February 2023, just as the finishing touches were being applied, having not recorded since she retired from singing 1965. It is nevertheless a permanent testament to a unique talent, and its release means that - a few later singles apart - just about all of this remarkable young woman's equally remarkable early recordings can now be heard again for the first time since some of them appeared on a vinyl reissue in the '80s.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Candy Store Blues
      • 2. Tabby The Cat
      • 3. You're My Everything
      • 4. Miss In-Between
      • 5. A Bippety Bip Bop Pony
      • 6. You're Too Tall, I'm Too Small
      • 7. Peppermint Stick
      • 8. The Muffin Man
      • 9. Cinderella Baby
      • 10. Rock A Bye Baby
      • 11. Floppy
      • 12. Get Goin' Engineer
      • 13. Is That All I Mean To You
      • 14. Sam's Song (The Happy Tune)
      • 15. Happy Feet
      • 16. The Dish Rag (Rub-A-Dub-Dub)
      • 17. Get Up
      • 18. Jingle Bells
      • 19. Snowy White Snow And Jingle Bells
      • 20. Baby Blues
      • 21. Peculiar Kind Of Feeling
      • 22. Mom And Dad's Waltz
      • 23. That's All I Want For Christmas
      • 24. The Blacksmith Blues
      • 25. Don't Send Me Home
      • 26. The Melancholy Trumpet (Ooh-Wah)
      • 27. I'll Never Forget You
      • 28. Silly Heart