Jamie Cullum: Singin' in the Rain

Track

Singin' in the Rain

Artist

Jamie Cullum (vocals, keyboard)

CD

Twentysomething (Verve 2273)

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Musicians:

Jamie Cullum (vocals, keyboard),

Geoff Gascoyne (bass), Francis Fuster (percussion), John Paricelli (guitar), Jackie Shane (violin), Gavin Wright (violin), Bruce White (viola)

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Composed by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown

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Recorded: No date given. CD released in 2004

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Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

Cullum shows his generation how to reinterpret an old song. "Singin' in the Rain" has been performed and parodied so many times, only a great vocalist can make it sound as fresh as a spring shower. Cullum does just that on this 2004 recording, from his invigorating Twentysomething release. Above the sparkling re-harmonization and strutting groove, Cullum offers his full range of vocal tricks—humming, cooing, jumping up for an overripe falsetto, or falling back to blend in with the strings. A great recording by one of the finest singers of the new generation.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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