Chet Baker – It Could Happen To You: Chet Baker Sings (1958) (2021 Craft Records) 12 Days of Xmas – Day 2

Chet Baker – It Could Happen To You: Chet Baker Sings
2021 Craft Recordings RLP 1119 – Original Release 1959 Riverside

Around the world in late December, millions of the faithful gather together to commemorate the birth and short life of a golden child: Chet Baker, born December 23, 1929.  He would have been 92 this year.  If you love Chet’s vocal sessions – and I happen to love them – then you likely already know this essential record. This 2021 Craft Recordings reissue does not disappoint.  The sessions feature the magnificent Kenny Drew on piano, and Philly Joe Jones sharing the drum chair with Dannie Richmond.  It is also features the future Lionel Ritchie hit, “Dancing On The Ceiling” in it’s original arrangement.

A1  Do It the Hard Way  2:57
A2  I’m Old Fashioned  5:00
A3  You’re Driving Me Crazy  2:52
A4  It Could Happen to You  2:48
A5  My Heart Stood Still  3:24
B1  The More I See You  3:01
B2  Everything Happens to Me  5:01
B3  Dancing on the Ceiling  3:05
B4  How Long Has This Been Going On  4:06
B5  Old Devil Moon  2:54

Bass – George Morrow, Sam Jones
Drums – “Philly” Joe Jones, Dannie Richmond
Piano – Kenny Drew
Trumpet, Vocals – Chet Baker

Mastered By – Kevin Gray

Notes
Original released 1958
Matrix / Runout: (side A): CR 0026-A KPG@CA 33211.2(3)…
Matrix / Runout: (side B): CR00026-B KPG@CA 33211.2(3)..

 

LINEAGE: 2020 Craft Recordings RLP 1119 vinyl; Pro-Ject RM-5SE with Audio Tecnica Signet TK7E cartridge; Speedbox power supply; Creek Audio OBH-15; Audioquest Black Mamba and Pangea Premier interconnect cables; M-Audio Audiophile 192 Soundcard ; Adobe Audition at 32-bit float 192khz; clicks and pops removed manually with Adobe Audition 3.0; dithered and resampled using iZotope RX Advanced. Converted to FLAC in either Trader’s Little Helper or dBPoweramp. Tags done with Foobar 2000 and Tag and Rename.

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3 Comments

  1. Link Missing for 24~96 and mp3 FYI
    Thank You.

  2. Nice to upgrade my lossy version of this one. Thank you Dr. V!

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