Joel E. Siegel noted in Jazztimes, “Burton Lane clearly belongs in the august company of Gershwin, Arlen and Berlin.” Lane himself wrote to Sullivan: “Poor you! I’m sorry you’re not me, for you will never know…what it is like to be the composer of these songs and have a singer as wonderful as you to sing them. You’re really something special!”
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Here is one of America’s greatest jazz singers on one of her finest albums. Known for her gently swinging sound, Maxine Sullivan enjoyed a career that spanned over 50 years and included recordings, films, Broadway and clubs. On this classic album, Sullivan is backed by pianist Keith Ingham and some of the jazz world’s finest sidemen including Phil Bodner, Marty Grosz, Phil Flanagan, Jackie Williams and Bob Rosengarden.
When this disc was first released in 1985, critics raved. John S. Wilson wrote in The New York Times, “Her swinging sense glows and sparkles.” Margo Jefferson reported in Vogue, “What a pleasure this record is! The lady is a champ.”