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Lola Albright. The Jazz Singer On The Peter Gunn TV Series. Featuring her albums Wants You & Dreamsville
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2 LPs ON 1 CD HIGH FIDELITY / STEREO 24 BIT DIGITALLY REMASTERED Once rather dismissively regarded as one of the few blondes in Hollywood whose hair was its own natural color, the glamorous actress Lola Albright (1924-2017) had a che- quered movie career until her definitive big break arrived in 1958. That was when she was cast as the sophisticated night-club singer in NBC s newest television hit, the detective thriller Peter Gunn, which aired from 1958 to 1961. The role made her a personality in her own right. She said that Blake Edwards, the creator-producer-director of the series, had her in mind from the outset. But, she added, he had no idea I could sing. I had just recorded my first album. That was Lola Wants You on the Kem label, on which she sang a dozen standards and originals with her husky, sexy voice, treating them with the intimate approach required by the arrangements conceived and conducted by Dean Elliott. In February 1959, she recorded her second album, titled Dreamsville, this time for Columbia and surrounded by some excellent West Coast jazzmen under the direction of Henry Mancini. Her voice, pleasant as always, carried a group of jazz-fla- vored standards and six Mancini originals from the already-famed Peter Gunn score, in a pervasive and smoky jazz atmosphere. And that was that. Always independent- minded, she subsequently pursued a widely-varied career in film and television until, tiring of the spotlight, she withdrew from public life in the 1970s.

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