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Wed, 22 Mar 2006

Wild For You / Karrin Allyson
Wild For You I first listened to Wild For You when this blog was new. And, as much as I admired Ms. Allyson's voice, I wasn't wildly enthusiastic about the album. Applying a jazz sensibility to 70s pop songs sounds more interesting than it... er... sounds, if you know what I mean. I'm oversimplifying, but some of the jazzifying technique involves taking a song that follows the beat precisely and loosening it up, slowing down and speeding up the vocals at odd moments. I could hear myself saying "C'mon already!" with all the impatience of which I'm capable. (I bore easily.)

I still have that issue, giving it another listen a year or so later. Some tracks continue to annoy me, especially an almost glacially slow Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word. ("What have I got to do to make you love me?" "You could start by picking up the pace!") But I'm warming to the rest of the album, especially her versions of Joni Mitchell's All I Want and Roberta Flack's Feel Like Makin' Love. Maybe I'm able to focus more on style and warmth this time around, both of which are on display here. Or maybe I'm just slowing down myself.

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