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Once upon a Summertime


Download links and information about Once upon a Summertime by Blossom Dearie. This album was released in 1958 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 36:17 minutes.

Artist: Blossom Dearie
Release date: 1958
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 36:17
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No. Title Length
1. Tea for Two 3:24
2. Surrey With the Fringe on Top 4:20
3. Moonlight Saving Time 2:03
4. It Amazes Me 4:19
5. If I Were a Bell 3:08
6. We're Together 2:05
7. Teach Me Tonight 2:41
8. Once upon a Summertime 2:47
9. Down with Love 1:42
10. Manhattan 4:19
11. Doop-Doo-De-Doop (A Doodlin' Song) 2:19
12. Our Love Is Here to Stay 3:10



With a list of songs hand-selected and arranged by Blossom herself, Once Upon a Summertime is the most seductive of the singer’s early albums for Verve. She continues to use her squeaky-clean voice to maximum effect, but there is increasingly self-assurance to her delivery. She still sings like a teacher’s pet, but “Moonlight Saving Time,” “Teach Me Tonight” and “We’re Together” are surprisingly sexy, albeit in the slyest, subtlest way. Though her persona is pure innocence, Blossom has clearly had a lot of experience in the relationship department. Every song — whether the drowsily delirious “Once Upon a Summertime” or the bouncy, sassy “Down With Love”— finds a new way to express the workings of male-female fancies. Her version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Surrey With the Fringe On Top” is a career performance, and arguably the song’s finest reading. The song requires an equal order of whimsy and sincerity. It’s an unusual combination that escapes most singers, but happens to be Blossom’s essential formula.