'BAY OF SMOKES' JAZZ - 1920's, 30's & 40's
 
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"BAY OF SMOKES"
OR
 "BAHIA DE LOS FUMOS",
 
Was the the original name given to the port town of San Pedro, California, upon its discovery in 1542.
It's origin, mixed with its risqué past during the jazz era lends to the bands unique name. It is compiled of vocalist Susan G. Portillo and a rotating cast of session musicians. They perform jazz classics from the American song book and specialize in sizzling torch songs.
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SUSAN G. PORTILLO- LEAD VOCALIST
 
TODAY I SING THE BLUES
SUSAN G. PORTILLO
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A native of
San Pedro, California, Susan has performed in several venues in Southern California and the San Francisco bay area. Although singing has been a passion since childhood, she recorded her first jazz CD at the age of fifty. Susan has been fortunate to have collaborated with an array of accomplished jazz musicians. Her style has been compared to the sound of Blossom Dearie with the passion of Billie Holiday. 
 
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AFTER YOU'VE GONE
AS TIME GOES BY
BABY BABY ALL THE TIME
BLACK COFFEE
BODY AND SOUL
DARN THAT DREAM
DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT
GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE
HE'S FUNNY THAT WAY
HOW LITTLE WE KNOW
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON
IT HAD TO BE YOU
I GOT IT BAD
I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES
I SING THE BLUES
I WISH YOU LOVE
LOVER MAN WHERE CAN YOU BE
LIFE IS A BOWL OF CHERRIES
MEAN TO ME
MOONGLOW
NOT MINE
NOT A CARE IN THE WORLD
RUBY
SUMMERTIME
SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
STORMY WEATHER
THAT'S ALL
WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT
YOU GO TO MY HEAD
 
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CREDITS
Piano : Vern Waldron
Acoustic & Electric Bass:
Jardine W. Wilson II
Drums: Jeff Fish
Recorded at : The Rainbow Garage by Rick Cunha.
Van Nuys, CA
Home Page Photo Courtesy of: jjsala
Location: Red Cat Jazz Cafe. Houston,Texas
 
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