There are very few Teresa Brewer CDs available and even fewer of any quality to really shout about, so when I, casually browsing Amazon, saw this item, 'A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl', and its follow-up volume, 'Miss Versatility', both by Jasmine, I leapt upon them like a ravening wolf! I suggest anybody reading this review does the same! Both are bargains at their current prices, and, frankly, if they were priced at £25.00 each I would have just as happily forked out the necessary. They really are worth every penny!
Dealing with the item for sale here,'A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl', you get over 60 songs on 2 discs, all in smooth, clear, and really vibrant sound. The quality of the song quantity is just as good, having been sympathetically compiled to include many rare and coveted songs, some of her hits, novelties, Christmas excitement - AND, her first album for Coral, 'Music! Music! Music!' Throughout it all, she displays a versatility of vocals and style that is comparable to hardly any other singer. And the presentation of it all is lovely - two beautiful pictures of Miss Brewer front and back, clear track-listing, and all the recording dates and writers of the songs are listed in the six-page booklet. There are no liner notes as such, but there is a short biography of Miss Brewer included. The discs themselves sport two different and very nice pictures of the artist.
What more is there to say? Just that I thoroughly recommend this item AND its companion AND Jasmine's third Teresa Brewer CD, 'The Original Sound of Miss Music! Music! Music!', which showcases the artist during her early stages, to form the nucleus of a Brewer collection - and hopefully soon add to it with a fourth Jasmine release!