60 Jazz Tracks, Albums, and More to Check Out on Amazon Prime Day

The online retailer's massive summer sale starts July 15—here are some of our favorite picks, curated from previous JazzTimes 10s

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47. Helen O’Connell & Bob Eberly: “Tangerine”
Single release, Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra (Decca, 1942); appears on Greatest Hits (Curb, 1991)

Featured vocalists with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly scored a string of major hits at the height of the big-band era, winningly contrasting his somber baritone with her swinging sass. “Green Eyes” was their biggest success but “Tangerine,” with its sharp-witted Johnny Mercer lyric, is their most clever. Eberly takes the first half, tenderly crooning about Tangerine, a fetchingly exotic Argentine beauty. Then, with Dorsey and his licorice stick igniting a breezy foxtrot, O’Connell handily cuts the femme fatale down to size, exposing her for the trumped-up poseur she is.

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