Alice Babs - early recordings 1939-1949

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Alice Babs a legendary Swedish vocalist, her recordings span over six decades. A year after her debut in 1939, the sixteen-year-old Alice gained enormous national exposure and popularity through a hit movie “Swing’it Magistern”. She emerged into the international scene in 1949 at the Paris Jazz Festival, and in 1963 she recorded the first LP with Duke Ellington, “Serenade in Sweden”. That LP came to mark the start of a lifelong working relationship with “The Duke” employing her frequently as guest artist and even composing tunes especially for her to sing. She has continued to record, her most recent CD (2001) including a never previously recorded song given to her from the composer, the legendary jazzpianist John Lewis. This CD offers a rich sample of her contributions in the 40´s. It should become apparent why her happiness, spirit and unique musicianship has made her so dearly loved and appreciated.

 

"Det här är inte bara årets svenska jazz-CD utan tveklöst en av tidernas bästa svenska jazzskivor" Lars Landström

 

1. It´s a hundred to one 2'45
Alice Babs, Thore Ehrlings orkester Stockholm Februar 29, 1944


2. Shoo shoo baby 3'07
Alice Babs, Thore Ehrlings orkester Stockholm July 13, 1944


3. I´m beginning to see the light 3'04
Alice Babs, Thore Ehrlings orkester Stockholm September 21, 1945


4. Don´t get around much anymore 3'05
Alice Babs, Thore Ehrlings orkester Stockholm October 12, 1943


5. I can´t see for looking 2'53
Alice Babs med "Babs" Jazzband Stockholm Mars 13, 1947


6. I cover the waterfront 3'09
Alice Babs, Thore Ehrlings orkester Stockholm September 21, 1945


7. Gotta be this or that 2'49
Alice Babs, Lulle Ellbojs orkester Stockholm December 12, 1945


8. Undecided 3'12
Estrads Elitorkester 1947 Vocalist: Alice Babs Stockholm October 15, 1947


9. Sugar 2'38
Alice Babs, Parisorkestern 1949 Stockholm April 28, 1949


10. I´m a little on a lonely side 2'51
Alice Babs, Lulle Ellbojs orkester Stockholm December 12, 1945


11. The blues for yesterday 3'26
Alice Babs, Sten Carlbergs Trio Stockholm June 2, 1948

12. I´ll dance at your wedding 3'07
Alice Babs, Sten Carlbergs Trio Stockholm June 2, 1948


13. Jingle jangle jingle 3'08
Alice Babs med hennes orkester Stockholm Januar 19, 1943


14. Idaho 2'56
Alice Babs med hennes orkester Stockholm May 21, 1943


15. Shine 2'25
Alice "Babs" Nilson, Erik Franks Kvintett Stockholm Mars 28, 1942


16. Hi-diddle-diddle 2'23
Alice "Babs" Nilson, Erik Franks Kvintett (never previously released) Sthlm Mars 28, 1942


17. Nobody´s sweetheart 2'56
Nisse Linds Hot-Trio Vocal: Alice "Babs" Nilson Stockholm July 5, 1939


18. Minnie the Moochers Wedding Day 2'58
Alice Babs Nilson, Radiotjänsts Underhållningsorkester (never previously released)

Stockholm April 8, 1941

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