18 June 2014

Keely Smith - "Stardust"

Back in 1996 or so, my mom brought home a box of records and I was rooting through them. I found one by the George Shearing Quintet and two by Keely Smith. I didn't know who Smith was but her adorable haircut and cute face were a big draw. I put the records on and had my mind blown by just how her sweet yet powerful voice ripped through my speakers. A particular favorite is her version of "Stardust". Partly it is her voice but I also love the arrangement. Simply wonderful. I've been a fan of Keely Smith ever since.