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April Barrows: My Dream is You

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April Barrows sings like a songbird of yore: think a young Rosemary Clooney, June Christy, the Boswell Sisters and make sure to include Patsy Cline, too. She has a supple voice that can luxuriously wrap itself around a word. All the better to make imagery and emotions expressed more tangible.Songs on My Dream is You-all of which are about the ups and downs of romance-sound like jazz standards. But surprise, they’re all originals by Barrows. Her lyrics, with lines such as “I’m addin’ a room in my heart for you,” recall an era when it was hip to be sweet and sentimental.

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