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Until the Real Thing Comes Along

06:08
King Louie & Baby James
Freeman/Nichols/Chapin/Holiner/Cahn

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"Sweet Baby James" Benton is best known these days as a blues singer.  But like Ray Charles--a contemporary who he's has been compared to, James was once a crooner--a singer of jazz & standard tunes.  James' musical mentor, Kansas City pianist Frank Martin, had James learn over a hundred standards from memory!  Here, singing a beautiful ballad of romantic yearning, James is at his most soulful.  Saxophonist Renato Caranto plays a gorgeous solo.

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