Friday, August 14, 2015

Helen Merrill Sings The Beatles

Year : 1970
Label : VICTOR
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Pop, Jazz Vocal

Helen Merrill sings the classic songs of the Beatles featuring Masahiko Sato, Yasuo Arakawa & Takeshi Inomata. Often compared to Billie Holiday for his voice, Helen Merrill is the last great lady of jazz still alive, admired in japan, she was among the first western artist to sing in the japanese tongue. Since 1954, she has recorded over 40 albums, including several records with japanese musicians during the sixty years decade : In Tokyo (1963) & Sings Screen Favorites (1968) with the Takeshi Inomata West Liners group, Sings Folk with the flutist Hozan Yamamoto, Bossa Nova In Tokyo with the Sadao Watanabe Quintet, Plaisir d'Amour (1968) feat. Akira Miyazawa, Shungo Sawada, You Tokuyama & Sposin' (1971) with Gary Peacock Trio (Masahiko Sato & Motohiko Hino)‎. Sings The Beatles was recorded in Japan at Victor studio and arranged by Masahiko Satoh.

Helen Merrill_vocal
Masahiko Sato_piano
Yasuo Arakawa_bass
Takeshi Inomata_drums
The Singers Three_chorus

01. Let It Be
02. Lady Madonna
03. Because
04. The Word
05. Norwegian Wood
06. Here There And Everywhere
07. Golden Slumbers
08. And I Love Him
09. In My Life
10. Mother Nature's Son
11. If I Fell
12. I Want You


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