Opening vaults has never been the same since Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone’s. With considerably less hoopla, Motown recently unearthed a cache of jazz and pop standards by Diana Ross (circa 1972) originally intended to ride the highly successful coattails of her Billie Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues. But there’s no real treasure here; just a well-manicured collection of good tunes, each showing an original approach in interpretation. Yet when all is said and sung, it would make a more effective concert set than a recording session that’s unable to make up its mind whether to swing.
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