Teddi King: How Long Has This Been Going On?
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Teddi King (vocals)
This Is New (Inner City 184442)
Recorded: New York, October 20, 1977
Rating: 85/100 (learn more)
"How Long Has This Been Going On" was recorded 4 weeks before Teddi King's death, yet despite her suffering from Lupus, her voice sounds young and strong. King's rhythmic variations are sublime, especially on the words "what a dunce I was before," where it sounds like she's shaking her head in disbelief. Dave McKenna's accompaniment sparkles as usual, and after King's death, he completed this tribute to Ira Gershwin with solo versions of the songs King was planning to record. Now reissued on CD, this is highly recommended.
Reviewer: Thomas Cunniffe