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Some of my favourite jazz vocal albulms

J. A. Barnett
 
Dd Live in Paris
Dd Live in Paris
"This albulm got me listening and interested in jazz vocals  at 18. A stunning piece of live vocal improvisations that cross musical genres. Dee Dee rocks and brings the house down. A must."
You Won't  Forget Me
You Won't Forget Me
"Shirley's laid back smooth and almost spoken singing  don't come much better than this one."
NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL LIVE AT
NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL LIVE AT
"I loved  the sound of Ella's deepening voice as she  entered her later years and this double album with a cheeky intro by Carmen Mcrae shows her in fine form singing a good selection to a noisy crowd"
The Great American Songbook
The Great American Songbook
"If you can get the double albulm on Import  with Carmens spoken  intro's and a few extra songs then do. Beautiful stylish singing and Carmen phrasing. One of my favourites"
Recorded Live at Bubba's
Recorded Live at Bubba's
"Spot on choice of songs on this albulm. With a very funny  take on  Secret Love with carmen's live singing coming across strongly ."
Droppin Things
Droppin Things
"Superb! The live tracks on this albulm truly capture her genius in front of a crowd."
Kerouac Then & Now
Kerouac Then & Now
"The first Mark Murphy albulm I listened to. This has a real finger popping cool element t  the up tempo numbers and some beautiful ballads too"
Bop for Kerouac
Bop for Kerouac
"The perfect accompaniment to the above. In fact this one came out prior to Then And Now following the Kerouac train."
Bittersweet
Bittersweet
"Perhaps my favourite Carmen albulm which has just come back. So very personal  she  greatly pulls out her Billie Holiday influence  on this one."
Sassy At Ronnie's
Sassy At Ronnie's
"Beautiful singing in this live intimate setting."
Dolly Bird
Dolly Bird
"One of my favourite British jazz singers.  With the ability of a white gospel singer  she  can have a live audience crying with laughter one minute and with  a lump in their throat the next. Smashing"
All For You : A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio
All For You : A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio
"This albulm was recorded before she really hit the spotlight and it is her best so far."
Songs For Swingin' Lovers
Songs For Swingin' Lovers
"Could not go without a frankie albulm on my list and this is one of his finest."
Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver
Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver
"Superb singing. And fantastic control  and mastering over Horace silver tunes which were known for so long without lyrics. Teriffic scat singing too."
First Instrument
First Instrument
"She has immense power and a stunning 4 octave range. her live rendition of Autumn Leaves is breathtaking."
Blossom Time At Ronnie Scott's
Blossom Time At Ronnie Scott's
"If your into the  childlike sound of blossom Dearie then this live albulm is beautifly sung at Ronnie Scott's with some hilarious banter."
When the Sun Goes Do
When the Sun Goes Do
"Ernestine Anderson who is largly known for her jazz singing takes on the Blues in this great piece."
As Time Goes By / Alone
As Time Goes By / Alone
"Just Carmen and the piano live in Japan. Beautiful."
Never Never Land
Never Never Land
"I think she recorded this at only 20. She has a classic jazz voice, so beautiful It's almost like she's been plucked out of the 1940s"