Dale Head’s debut recording as a leader is a joy from start to finish. His enthusiastic and very musical vocals (along with occasional spots on trumpet) are joined by a top-notch big band swinging like Count Basie and Harry James. The singer revives and uplifts a variety of classics and a couple of obscurities, really getting into the lyrics while swinging up a storm. The result is a fun set of infectious music.
jazz journalist/historian and author of Swing,
The Jazz Singers and Jazz On Record 1917-76