Patty Waters - Sings
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1966 Ratings: #9
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90
AllMusic

Building from haunting, barely audible moans to angst-ridden bleats, it is the performance that established her as a vocal innovator, albeit one that was too edgy for most listeners.

Doublez
87

The History of the Albums – n°294

To say that it was not until 1966 and the singer Patty Waters that for the first time in history the Vocal Jazz merged with the Avant Garde Jazz. An enigma inconceivable to the most traditional listeners, lovers of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday or Sarah Vaughan, who are normally used to a jazz vocal accentuated by the beauty of the singing, interpretation and writing, whereas the bebop/swing/cool jazz musicality is more ... read more

WhatTheFunk
89

"THE HORROR SHOW" (PART. 8/13)

My first experience with "Sings" took place very late at night. It was 1am and I wanted to listen to this under these conditions to feel the darkness of this record. And I must admit, this album is really scary... well, in fact, "ghostly" is the best word to describe it... And this beauty, both dark and pale, began to rock me...

Relaxation has enveloped me so completely, my eyelids begin fluttering... I fell asleep...

I then find ... read more

cakenator
95

The album has a really odd yet subdued feeling of dread for most of it, that I questioned if it was intentional or not, to just absolutely lash out at you on the final track, it’s honestly genius.

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Track List

  1. Moon, Don't Come up Tonight
  2. Why Can't I Come to You
  3. You Thrill Me
  4. Sad Am I, Glad Am I
  5. Why Is Love such a Funny Thing
  6. I Can't Forget You
  7. You Loved Me
  8. Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
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Added on: August 22, 2017