Saturday, June 02, 2007

New in the collection:
Bill Henderson

Lay Down Your Weary Tune (3:00)
Bill Henderson
When My Dreamboat Comes Home
LP: Verve V6-8619; 1965 (US)

Vocalist Bill Henderson began singing professionally in Chicago in 1952, where he worked with Ramsey Lewis, later moving to New York and working with Horace Silver and Jimmy Smith.
He recorded several albums for Vee-Jay in the early '60s before this LP for Verve in 1965, and 2 more albums for a small label in the '70s and rarely since. He sings blues, ballads, and swing tunes as well as jazz, this album and his cover of Lay Down Your Weary Tune is more pop-music in style. Still, this is one of the earliest vocal Dylan covers by anyone in the jazz world.
To my knowledge, this recording has not been issued on CD.
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