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Touch Me Softly

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Touch Me Softly
Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 14-February 15, 1963
GenreTraditional pop music, Jazz
LabelCapitol ST 1874 [1]
George Shearing chronology
Shearing Bossa Nova
Touch Me Softly
Jazz Concert

Touch Me Softly is a 1963 album by George Shearing accompanied by his quintet and a string orchestra.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow reviewed the album for Allmusic and wrote that "Best is a touching version of "Sunday, Monday or Always"...Actually, for this type of "dreamy" romantic music, the performances are excellent, but one should not expect much jazz on this out-of-print LP."[2]

Track listing

  1. "Just Imagine" (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) - 2:34
  2. "Blue Room" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 2:33
  3. "You're Blasé" (Bruce Sievier, Ord Hamilton) - 3:07
  4. "Wait for Me" (Charles DeForest) - 3:05
  5. "Try a Little Tenderness" (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods) - 2:45
  6. "Suddenly It's Spring" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 2:41
  7. "Be Careful, It's My Heart" (Irving Berlin) - 2:18
  8. "Sunday, Monday, or Always" (Van Heusen, Burke) - 2:40
  9. "Lollipops and Roses" (Tony Velona) - 2:40
  10. "Just as Though You Were Here" (Edgar De Lange, John Benson Brooks) - 3:12
  11. "Touch Me Softly" (Dick Allen, Stan Hoffman) - 3:37
  12. "In a Sentimental Mood" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz) - 3:22



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