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Diane Marino: Just Groovin’

Sidestepping the jazz and Brazilian standards that filled her two previous albums, vocalist and pianist Diane Marino has instead culled a dozen pop hits from the early- and mid-’60s. She calls them “songs of substance.” Hmmm. While substantiality is subjective, it’s tough to consider “So Much in Love,” “Walking in the Rain,” “Baby I’m Yours” or even the best of the bunch, Brian Wilson’s “The Warmth of the Sun,” particularly momentous. Still, all 12 are catchy tunes made decidedly more interesting by the bluesy Marino and an assortment of first-rate guests.

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