I found this album during one of my late night downloading expeditions. I have heard good things about Dakota Staton so, never having heard her sing, I was eager to do so.
After the download finished, I eagerly extracted the rar file only to find a single very large mp3 file.
I quickly discovered that whoever ripped the album encoded it as a single file. There was no cue file included so I had to separate each track manually if I wanted to have individual tracks. I imagine that who ever did rip this album did not want to go thru a lot of trouble doing so.
Other than the album cover, there was no information about this album in the downloaded rar file. Luckily I had the album name and the artist from the album cover so I was able to find a track list.
After separating the tracks, I quickly named and numbered each track. Finally, I normalized the volume on each track. At last, I was ready to listen to the album. Mind you at this point I did not know whether this effort was worth it or not.
I sat down to listen to the album and when I was done I was impressed; I knew I had stumbled onto something very special.
Dakota's performance was exhilarating and full of energy. I was thrilled as Dakota belted one standard after another.
If Jazz vocalists are your preference, you will not be disappointed listening to Time To Swing.
- When Lights Are Low
- Willow Weep For Me
- But Not For Me
- You Don't Know What Love Is
- The Best Thing For You
- The Song Is You
- Baby, Don't You Cry
- Let Me Know
- Until The Real Thing Comes Along
- If I Should Lose You
- Gone With The Wind