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Soft Lights, Sweet Music

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The most exciting aspect of Betty Johnson’s recent return to professional singing has to be her live performances.  Her shows mix fun and fancy with love and luxury.  Betty draws from her pop smashes of the 1950s – “I Dreamed” and “Little White Lies” – and summons the true beauty of her voice with standards such as Bart Howard’s “My Love is a Wanderer” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “I Have Dreamed.”  After seeing or hearing a Betty Johnson show one feels dappled with beauty and warmth.

And there’s more.  On occasion – and in this live recording entitled Soft Lights and Sweet Music – Betty invites daughter Lydia to share the stage.  Lydia – who can hold her own in any nightclub – re-defines the concert, caressing lovely standards such as “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” and “You Are There.”

Reviews of Betty Johnson’s live appearances are this album’s best endorsements:

Soft Lights and Sweet Music: as gracious and elegant a cabaret evening as you are likely to encounter. – The Free Press

The bar-none best part of show was a duet – “Precious Memories” – a spiritual sung a cappella. – The New York Post

Like mother, Betty Johnson, daughter Lydia Gray sings with warmth and tasted the great American popular standards.  – WQEW Radio

The two blend so seamlessly, with such a smooth vocal line, that it’s almost like listening to one voice.  -- Backstage

Track listings:
1. Blues Skies
2. Sometimes I'm Happy
3. Side by Side
4. Deed I Do
5. Let Me Love You
6. I Have Dreamed
7. I'm Confessin'
8. The First Warm Day in May
9. My Love Is a Wanderer
10. Medley: I Dreamed/Little White Lies
11. Time After Time
12. `S Wonderful
13. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To - Gray, Lydia
14. When I Look in Your Eyes - Gray, Lydia
15. Twisted - Gray, Lydia
16. Teach Me Tonight - Gray, Lydia
17. You Are There - Gray, Lydia
18. Shall We Dance? - Gray, Lydia
19. You're Just in Love
20. Country Roads
21. Whispering Hope
22. Lullabye
23. When I Grow Too Old to Dream
24. Precious Memories
25. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
26. [Untitled]

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