Betty Roché – Take The “A” Train (1956) [FLAC 24bit, 96 KHz]

Betty Roché - Take The “A” Train (1956) [FLAC 24bit, 96 KHz] Download

Artist: Betty Roché
Album: Take The “A” Train
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1956
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24bit, 96 KHz
Duration: 41:59
Total Tracks: 12
Total Size: 516 MB


1. Betty Roché – Take the ‘A’ Train: Take the A Train (03:11)
2. Betty Roché – Something to Live For (04:02)
3. Betty Roché – Mellow Tone (02:28)
4. Betty Roché – It Happened in Brooklyn: Time after Time: Time after Time (03:03)
5. Betty Roché – Go Away Blues (03:18)
6. Betty Roché – Why Do I Love You?: Can’t help lovin’ dat man (03:39)
7. Betty Roché – Route 66 (04:34)
8. Betty Roché – All My Life (03:47)
9. Betty Roché – I Just Got the Message Baby (02:38)
10. Betty Roché – All Too Soon (04:06)
11. Betty Roché – You Don’t Love Me No More (03:17)
12. Betty Roché – Melody for Two: September in the Rain: September in the Rain (03:50)


Betty Roché performs a remake of her signature song Take The “A” Train on this 1956 release chock full of standards, backed up by Eddie Costa on vibes, trumpeter Conte Candoli, pianist Donn Trenner, bassist Whitey Mitchell and Davey Williams on drums. Despite the fame and success this album and its title song brought Roché, she only released a couple of albums following this one and slipped into obscurity.This album brings back singer Betty Roché’s definitive session. Although she had sung briefly with Duke Ellington on two occasions in 1943 and the early ’50s, fame had eluded Roché. After this album she would record two more records (available in the Original Jazz Classics series) over the next few years and then disappear back into obscurity. Assisted by vibraphonist Eddie Costa, trumpeter Conte Candoli, pianist Donn Trenner, bassist Whitey Mitchell, and drummer Davey Williams, Roché is heard at her best on this set of standards. Highlights include a remake of “Take the ‘A’ Train” (she had previously recorded a classic version with Ellington), “Something to Live For,” “Route 66,” and “September in the Rain.” Two additional versions of “Go Away Blues” round out the excellent release.

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