Dee Dee Bridgewater

J'ai Deux Amours

Sovereign Artists 1962-2

Personnel: Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals; Louis Winsberg, lead guitar; Ira Coleman, bass; Marc Berthoumieux, accordion; and Minino Garay, percussion and drums.

It contains 11 songs in French with some English lyrics used in four of them. Ms Bridgewater's style and voice quality are very evident including some humorous moments when she sang in English. Her band solidly backed her and did some good solo work, but I found the producer's use of strong bass boost to interfere with my ability to hear some of the other players.

by Loy Wiese