June Christy's Something Cool, originally released as a 10" LP in 1954, single-handedly inaugurated the cool jazz vocal movement. Christy had been a star vocalist with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in the late '40s, enjoying major hits with "Tampico" and "Shoo Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy.
June Christy (born Shirley Luster; November 20, 1925 – June 21, 1990) was an American singer, known for her work in the cool jazz genre and for her silky smooth vocals. Her success as a singer began with The Stan Kenton Orchestra. She pursued a solo career from 1954 and is best known for her debut album Something Cool. After her death, she was hailed as "one of the finest and most neglected singers of her time.
June Christy (November 20, 1925 – June 21, 1990), born Shirley Luster, was an American singer, known for her work in the cool jazz genre and for her silky smooth vocals.
Something Cool is a studio album recorded by June Christy in 1953, 1954, and 1955, and featuring Christy singing 11 (in the original release, seven) jazz songs backed by the orchestra of Pete Rugolo. First issued in 1954 as a 10" mono LP, an expanded 12" mono LP was released the following year, with four newly recorded selections added to the track listing. In 1960, Christy and Rugolo re-recorded all 11 selections in stereo, so that a stereo version of Something Cool could be issued.
Artists June Christy Something Cool. Something Cool June Christy. This album has an average beat per minute of 97 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 66/174 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Something Cool.
Something Cool, 1960. Something Cool, 1960. This Time the Dream's On Me, 01:38. A Stranger Called the Blues, 04:22.
Album · 1955 · 11 Songs. 101 - Something Cool - Essential June Christy. The Jazz Sessions: The Best of June Christy.
|3||Why Do You Have To Go Home|
|4||You're Making Me Crazy|
|9||I Should Care|
|10||It Could Happen To You|
|11||The First Thing You Know, You're In Love|
|12||A Stranger Called The Blues|
|13||I'll Take Romance|
|14||Look Out Up There|
|15||Softly As In A Morning Sunrise|
|16||Out Of Somewhere|
|17||Love Doesn't Live Here Anymore|
|19||This Time The Dream's On Me|
|20||The Night We Called It A Day|
|22||Pete Kelly's Blues|
|23||Until The Real Thing Comes Along|
|24||I Never Want To Look Into Those Eyes Again|
- Design – Franko Caligiuri
- Reissue Producer – Hitoshi Namekata
NotesAll selections are by June Christy accompanied with Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra in 1953-1955.
Tracks 5, 7-10, 12, 13, 15, 18-20; originally issued on Capitol T-516 as "Something Cool"
Tracks 2, 14, 21, 23, 24; previously issued on Capitol T-1006 as "This Is June Christy"
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 11 & 22 have been released just on Capitol singles.
Tracks 16, 17; previously unreleased.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Scan): 077779632923
- Barcode (Text): 0 7777-96329-2 3
- Matrix / Runout: B2 96329 S1429C A1
|B4-96329||June Christy||Something Cool (Cass, Comp)||Capitol Jazz||B4-96329||US||1991|
|CDP 7 96329 2||June Christy||Something Cool (CD, Album)||Capitol Jazz||CDP 7 96329 2||US||1991|
|CDP 7 96329 2, D135974||June Christy||Something Cool (CD, Album, Club)||Capitol Jazz, BMG Direct||CDP 7 96329 2, D135974||US||1991|
|0777 7 96329 2 3||June Christy||Something Cool (CD, Comp)||Capitol Jazz||0777 7 96329 2 3||UK||1991|
|515083K||June Christy||Something Cool (CD, Comp)||Jazz Heritage||515083K||US||1998|