180 gram VIRGIN VINYL
LIMITED EDITION of 550 COPIES
The complete Album + 4 Bonus Tracks
Described by a 1957 Life Magazine article as "the best singer to turn up on the nightclub circuit", Sallie Blair, a little remembered vocalist who Miles Davis called “the brown Marilyn Monroe”, had her brief moment in the spotlight, recording just two full albums and a few singles before returning to relative obscurity.
Squeeze Me, presented here, marked her first album under her own name, and features the singer backed by a variety of groups including such jazzmen as Sal Salvador, Urbie Green, and Mongo Santamaria, with pianist Richard Wess acting as arranger and conductor.
- SALLIE BLAIR - (vocals), with:
- ON TRACKS [A1], [A7], [B2] & [B4]:
- Bernie Glow, Frank LoPinto, Al Derisi, Joe Cabot (tp), Urbie Green, Frank Rehak, Chauncey Welsch (tb), Frank Socolow, Romeo Penque, Joe Soldo, Jerry Sanfino (reeds), Sanford Gold (p), Sal Salvador (g), Milt Hinton (b), Sol Gubin (d), Willie Bobo (bgo), Mongo Santamaria (cga).
- ON TRACKS [A3], [A4], [A6] & [B3]:
- Harry Lookofsky (concert master), Urbie Green (tb), Jerry Sanfino, Romeo Penque (woodwinds), Richard Wess (p, cel), Sal Salvador (g), Milt Hinton (b), Sol Gubin (d).
- ON TRACKS [A2], [A5] & [B1]:
- Sal Salvador (g), Richard Wess (p), Milt Hinton (b), Sol Gubin (d).
New York, March 1957.
- (*) BONUS TRACKS:
- [B5-B6] & [B8]: Sallie Blair (vc). Orchestra conducted and arranged by Neal Hefti.
- New York, May 27, 1957 (B5, B6) & early 1958 (B8).
- [B7]: Sallie Blair (vc). Orchestra conducted and arranged by Bill Sanford.
- New York, 1959.
- SIDE A
- A1. SQUEEZE ME
- A2. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
- A3. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME
- A4. THE MORE I SEE YOU
- A5. YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG
- A6. HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
- A7. COME BY SUNDAY
- SIDE B
- B1. AIN’T SHE SWEET?
- B2. WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?
- B3. THEN I’LL BE TIRED OF YOU
- B4. SIMILAU
- B5. DON’CHA GO ‘WAY MAD (*)
- B6. EVE’RYTHING I’VE GOT (*)
- B7. THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN (*)
- B8. WITCHCRAFT (*)