If, for whatever reason, you’re in search of Blossom Dearie’s vocal doppelganger, you could do a lot worse than Joan Watson-Jones. That Watson-Jones sounds similar to the reedy, girlish Dearie is undeniable. The resemblance can sometimes be downright eerie. And, when Watson-Jones sticks to the sort of peppy tunes that the jazz-savvy Blossom typically favors-here represented by delectable bonbons like “Shiny Stockings” and “Just A-Sittin’ and A-Rockin'”-she’s nearly as delightful as Dearie to listen to.
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