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I'm In the Mood For Love and other lyrics by Dorothy Fields: Dina Blade

This is a rather addictive recording, in which Dina Blade performs intimate versions of the best-known Fields songs, accompanied only by Bill Mays.

The most striking aspect of the recording is Blade's direct, confiding style. She clearly has great respect for both lyrics and music, and her fine voice is complimented by clear but unforced diction.

She has the confidence to take some of these tracks very slowly indeed! A highlight is an insinuating version of Big Spender, which takes 5 seductive minutes.

She performs some rarely-heard verses - both Don't Blame Me and Lovely To Look At include two verses. The interesting booklet which comes with the CD contains some pictures of Dorothy Fields which I've never seen.

Fields tracks: I Won't Dance, Big Spender, Remind Me, A Fine Romance, I'm In The Mood For Love, The Way You Look Tonight, Pick Yourself Up, April Fooled Me, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Lovely To Look At, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Don't Blame Me, Exactly Like You

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