Ingram Washington, ‘What a difference a day makes’, 180gm SPECIAL EDITION vinyl & Gold CD
INGRAM WASHINGTON – jazz vocalist.
Born in 1940, Ingram grew up in Detroit, US and learned his singing skills listening to jazz from age 10, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billy Eckstine and many more that have long been forgotten.
Listening to the old ballads at that time became one of Ingram’s favourite past times and he became very close to the mellow tones of singers like Nat King Cole, Al Hibbler, Joe Williams, and of course the man he admires most for his deep baritone voice, Arthur Prysock.
Ingram has performed in clubs and concerts in every corner of the globe, (from the most northern ports of Norway to the southern tips of New Zealand, including Austria, Australia, U.S.A. France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Belgium), he has worked with many well known and great artists such as Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Scott Hamilton, Teddy Edwards, Spanky Wilson, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Cees Slinger (NL), John Marshall (ENG) and Robby Agerbeek (NL).
This lovely compilation album, out first on CD and now offered as a special edition 180gm LP is pressed from the Direct Metal Master (DMM) and offers the listener a fine selection of standards and less well known songs from the ‘Great American Songbook’ that compliment Ingram’s mellow style and dark baritone voice, re-engineered and pressed for the highest fidelity sound.
This lovely selection of songs is also re-issued on a gold CD with 14 tracks and offers the listener a fine selection of standards and less well known songs from the ‘Great American Songbook’ that compliment Ingram’s mellow style and dark baritone voice, re-engineered by STS for the highest fidelity sound.
Available on 180gm LP (STS6111179LP), 10 songs.
Available on CD (STS6111143), 4 additional tracks.
What a difference a day makes
Come rain or come shine
My funny valentine
I thought about you
Laughing at life
Always on my mind
What a wonderful world
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