This is a rather addictive recording, in which Dina Blade performs
intimate versions of the best-known Fields songs, accompanied only
by Bill Mays.
The most striking aspect of the recording is Blade's direct, confiding
style. She clearly has great respect for both lyrics and music,
and her fine voice is complimented by clear but unforced diction.
She has the confidence to take some of these tracks very slowly
indeed! A highlight is an insinuating version of Big
Spender, which takes 5 seductive minutes.
She performs some rarely-heard verses - both Don't
Blame Me and Lovely To Look At
include two verses. The interesting booklet which comes with the
CD contains some pictures of Dorothy Fields which I've never seen.
Fields tracks: I Won't Dance, Big Spender, Remind Me, A Fine Romance, I'm In The Mood For Love, The Way You Look Tonight, Pick Yourself Up, April Fooled Me, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Lovely To Look At, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Don't Blame Me, Exactly Like You