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Close Your Eyes by Lila Ammons

From the album

Album Title: The Nearness of You
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013


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Fiona's Comments

Sultry, vampy cool. Why no one has written a tune called Close Your Ears escapes us, Ciley Myrus...double dare you. Duba duba do yah.

About the Album

Written by Bernice Petkere (dubbed the "Queen of Tinpan Alley," Ammons takes a vibrant "swing" at one of Petkere's most popular tunes, "Close Your Eyes." “She [Lila Ammons] can make a common standard beautifully uncommon, and brings charm and passion to tunes that deserve more attention.” –Jazz Police


Lila Ammons: vocals; Houston Person: tenor sax; James Weidman: piano; Steve Williams: drums. Leon Dorsey, bass


Lila Ammons
Lila Ammons

voice / vocals

Date featured

September 29, 2013

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