Million Dollar Secret – Johnny Nocturne Band

Million Dollar Secret - Johnny Nocturne Band Artist: Johnny Nocturne Band
Album: Million Dollar Secret
Release Date: October 26, 1999
Duration: 45:12
Genre: Blues
Styles: Jump Blues, Modern Electric Blues
Recording Date: August, 1998 & March, 1999
Recording Location: Fantasy Studio, Berkeley, CA; Particles Studio, Berkeley, CA

Saxophonist John Firmin’s Johnny Nocturne Band has long been riding the top of the heap in the retro-swing sweepstakes, doing it better and longer than anybody. However, the band got a major kick in the pants with the addition of vocalist supremo Kim Nalley. A grade-A throwback to Ivey Washington, Dinah Washington, and Helen Humes, Nalley seductively purrs these tunes to life, giving a great band a great vocalist to front them. There’s lots of retro swing out there, but this is the stuff that not only sounds right, but actually cooks the way this music is supposed to. Great, simply great.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Million Dollar Secret / Helen Humes Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 5:33
Comes Love / Lew Brown / Sam H. Stept / Charles Tobias Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 3:51
Fine Brown Frame / Guadalupe Cartiero / Cootie Williams Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 3:16
If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) / Henry Creamer / James P. Johnson Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 3:44
Visegrip / John Firmin Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 3:18
I’m Sticking With You, Baby / Henry Glover / Rudy Toombs Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 3:34
Imagine My Frustration / Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn / Gerald Wilson Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 4:02
Jump Tonight / Joe Turner Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 4:05
Johnny Nocturne Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 3:22
Black Velvet / Jimmy Mundy Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 3:29
I’m Checkin’ Out — Go’om Bye / Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 2:35
Harlem Nocturne / Earle H. Hagen Johnny Nocturne Band feat: Kim Nalley 4:23

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