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Shirley Horn: You’re My Thrill

Marked by a highly personal, leisurely approach to cadence in her reading of lyrics, Shirley Horn is one of today’s most easily identifiable contemporary interpreters of classic popular song material. Intimate and warm, Horn’s voice is the perfect tool to express the haunting sentiments embodied in such seldom performed standards as “You’re My Thrill,” “Solitary Moon,” “Sharing the Night With the Blues,” Irving Berlin’s little-known “I Get Lost In His Arms,” the dirge-paced “My Heart Stood Still” and “The Very Thought of You,” and the young Peggy Lee’s first hit, “Why Don’t You Do Right?”

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