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  • & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
  • Personnel includes: Linda Ronstadt (vocals); Nelson Riddle (leader); Tommy Tedesco, Dennis Budimir (guitar); Bob Cooper, Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone); Anthony Terran (trumpet); Chancy Welsch (trombone); Don Grolnick (piano); Ray Brown, James Hughart (bass); John Guerin (drums).
  • Unless you count Ringo Starr's SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY, 1983's WHAT'S NEW, the first of three albums Linda Ronstadt recorded with arranger Nelson Riddle, is perhaps the first major attempt by a bona fide rock artist to come to terms with the Great American Songbook of the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and the other great songwriters who set the musical tone for American life and love before the advent of rock & roll. Possessed of considerable yet unpretentious vocal chops, Ronstadt is a good candidate for this formidable task. She clearly reveres this music and acquits herself winningly by turning in a well-chosen, well-performed set of familiar Sinatra and Billie Holiday-associated songs. Riddle's arrangements lightly support the singer and never upstage her. This late in the game, the master arranger's famous taste is fully in evidence.
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