13
Jul
08

marguerite stone: a selected discography

While all of Marguerite Stone’s albums are classics, we highly recommend these four from her stellar back catalog:

No Time for Yesterdays.  Her first outing with Swell Records.  Includes her signature song “Laura.”  Nelson Riddle did the arrangements.  Barbra Streisand was quoted as saying that No Time for Yesterdays made her want to become a star.

Blame it on Marguerite Stone. The tolls of stardom began to show on her last record for Swell.  The album is incredibly percussive and has a harder, sultrier edge.  Her take on “Who’s Got the Pain?” from Damn Yankees is considered the definitive one.  It also contained what would become another signature song for her–“Cry Me a River.”

It’s Today! Long considered a fan favorite, It’s Today! is Marguerite’s most optimistic album.  Highlights include “A Foggy Day” and “What’ll I Do?”  Judy Garland reportedly bought two dozen copies of this album to give to friends, stating “This is what singing should sound like!”

Her New York comeback in 1962 coincided with the release of On the Rocks!  On the Rocks! saw Marguerite updating her sound to a more contemporary, jazzy sound.  Peter Matz did the arrangements on this one and the album includes definitive takes on “One for My Baby” and “Lush Life.”

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