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  • The Capitol Collectors Series [Capitol, 1989] ***

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The Capitol Collectors Series [Capitol, 1989]
Too bad Savannah's jazz-steeped master lyricist--"Blues in the Night," "One for My Baby," "Autumn Leaves," on and on--never mastered lounge piano, because as a big-band singer he can't resist period smarm, cute, or boilerplate ("G.I. Jive," "I'm Gonna See My Baby") ***