Versions (Volume 1)


(Volume 1)



I have, since the 1960s, been an avid collector of recorded music. First it was Big Band, later Jazz Instrumental, and then I discovered Jazz Vocal – although my definition of a great vocalist includes some that jazz purists would reject.


This book is a celebration of the work of these artists, when singing the ‘Standards’ of the Great American Songbook.


Great songs sung by great singers, old and new.

I might not please everyone with my opinions, but that’s normal. We can agree to differ.


I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.


Please note that all the album covers are the copyright of their respective owners

I have, in my collection, copies of most of the albums.