Jeri Southern Discography

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  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU: THE DECCA YEARS
  • WARM, INTIMATE SONGS IN THE JERI SOUTHERN STYLE
  • THE SOUTHERN STYLE
  • YOU BETTER GO NOW
  • WHEN YOUR HEART'S ON FIRE
  • JERI GENTLY JUMPS
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS
  • JERI SOUTHERN MEETS COLE PORTER
  • JERI SOUTHERN AT THE CRESCENDO
  • JERI SOUTHERN MEETS JOHNNY SMITH
  • 'WHEN I FALL IN LOVE'
  • JERI SOUTHERN: COFFEE, CIGARETTES & MEMORIES
  • JERI SOUTHERN: SOUTHERN BREEZE
  • THE SHORTY ROGERS QUINTET WITH GUEST VOCALIST JERI SOUTHERN
  • MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS THAT INCLUDE JERI SOUTHERN VOCALS
  • SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU: THE DECCA YEARS, 1951-1957

    • You Better Go Now
    • The Very Thought of You
    • It's Delovely
    • Dancing on the Ceiling
    • All in Fun
    • When I Fall in Love
    • I Hadn't Anyone Till You
    • Remind Me
    • I Don't Know Where to Turn
    • He Was Too Good to Me
    • If I Had You
    • I Remember You
    • Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
    • My Ship
    • An Occasional Man
    • Someone to Watch Over Me
    • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    • Close as Pages in a Book
    • No Moon at All
    • You're Nearer
    • Nobody's Heart
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    WARM, INTIMATE SONGS IN THE JERI SOUTHERN STYLE
    With the Dave Barbour Trio
    Decca DL 5531 (10" LP)
     

    • Miss Johnson Phoned Again Today
    • The Very Thought of You
    • All in Fun
    • Cabin
    • Mad About the Boy
    • Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
    • (I'm in Love With) The Honorable Mr. So & So
    • Who Can I Turn To
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    THE SOUTHERN STYLE
    Songs & piano, Jeri Southern; Cliff Hils, bass; Lloyd Morales, drums & bongos
    Decca DL 8055
     

    • I'll Take Romance
    • Let's Fall in Love
    • One Day I Wrote His Name Upon the Sand
    • I'll Wear the Green Willow
    • It's De-Lovely
    • My Letters
    • Too Marvelous for Words
    • The Gypsy in My Soul
    • Debonair
    • I Don't Know Where to Turn
    • I Hadn't Anyone Till You
    • Scarlet Ribbons
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    YOU BETTER GO NOW
    Decca DL 8214 (c. 1952)
    (Orchestra conductors are noted after titles)
     

    • You Better Go Now (Camarata)
    • Give Me Time (Sy Oliver)
    • Something I Dreamed Last Night (Sy Oliver)
    • The Man That Got Away (Sonny Burke)
    • When I Fall in Love (Victor Young)
    • Just Got to Have Him Around (Lew Douglas)
    • Dancing on the Ceiling (Norman Leyden)
    • Speak Softly to Me (Camarata)
    • What Good Am I Without You (Sy Oliver)
    • I Thought of You Last Night (Sy Oliver)
    • That Ole Devil Called Love (Camarata)
    • Remind Me (Sonny Burke)
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    WHEN YOUR HEART'S ON FIRE
    Orchestra directed by Camarata
    Decca Records DL8394
     

    • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    • Can I Forget You
    • Little Girl Blue
    • I Remember You
    • He Was Too Good to Me
    • You're Driving Me Crazy
    • You Make Me Feel So Young
    • Someone to Watch Over Me
    • Autumn in New York
    • My Ship
    • No More
    • Let Me Love You
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    JERI GENTLY JUMPS
    Orchestra Under Direction of Ralph Burns
    Decca DL 8472
     

    • You Forgot Your Gloves
    • My Ideal
    • I've Got Five Dollars
    • All Too Soon
    • If I Had You
    • What's My Name?
    • My Old Flame
    • Am I Blue?
    • No Moon at All
    • Romance in the Dark
    • It Must Be True
    • Everything But You
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    PRELUDE TO A KISS
    Orchestra directed by Gus Levene
    Decca DL 8745
     

    • Prelude to a Kiss
    • Cross My Heart
    • I Don't Want to Walk Without You
    • Please Be Kind
    • Trust in Me
    • Try a Little Tenderness
    • You're Mine You
    • Speak Low
    • Hold Me
    • Close to You
    • Close as Pages in a Book
    • The Touch of Your Lips
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    JERI SOUTHERN MEETS COLE PORTER
    With Billy May and His Orchestra
    Capitol ST1173 (1984)
     

    • Don't Look at Me That Way
    • Get Out of Town
    • Looking at You
    • It's All Right With Me
    • Let's Fly Away
    • Why Shouldn't I?
    • You're the Top
    • After You
    • Which?
    • I Concentrate on You
    • It's Bad for Me
    • Weren't We Fools
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    JERI SOUTHERN AT THE CRESCENDO
    A live performance recorded at Hollywood's Crescendo club
    Jeri Southern, vocals, piano; Dick Hazard, arranger, piano; John Kitzmiller, bass; Frankie Capp, drums; Edgar Lustgarten, cello
    Capitol T-1278
     

    • I Thought of You Last Night
    • I Get a Kick Out of You
    • Dancing on the Ceiling
    • Blame It on My Youth
    • Remind Me
    • You Better Go Now
    • I'm Just a Woman
    • Something I Dreamed Last Night
    • Nice Work If You Can Get It
    • When I Fall in Love
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    JERI SOUTHERN MEETS JOHNNY SMITH
    Johnny Smith, guitar; Bob Pancoast, piano; Mousie Alexander, drums; George Roumanis, bass.
    Forum Records F9030
     

    • Music, Maestro, Please
    • Robins and Roses
    • Without a Word of Warning
    • Ungrateful Heart
    • The Things I Love
    • Where or When
    • Until the Real Thing Comes Along
    • Shake Down the Stars
    • Have You Forgotten So Soon
    • When the Sun Comes Out
    • Isn't It Romantic
    • Two Sleepy People
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    ‘WHEN I FALL IN LOVE'
    Compiled by Colin Butler
    MCA Records MCL 1791

    • When I Fall in Love (April 3, 1952; Victor Young, orch. dir.; piano by Jeri Southern)
    • Fire Down Below (Feb. 14, 1951; Sy Oliver, orch. dir.)
    • You Better Go Now (Oct. 9, 1951)
    • I Thought of You Last Night (Jan. 4, 1952)
    • An Occasional Man (July 27, 1955)
    • Where Walks My True Love (Nov. 9, 1955)
    • Candlelight Conversation (Sept. 28, 1956; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires & Orch)
    • Just in Time (Sept. 26, 1956; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires & Orch.)
    • The Honorable Mr. So and So (Feb. 16, 1954; Dave Barbour Trio)
    • Autumn in New York (July 6, 1956; Camarata, orch. dir.)
    • You Make Me Feel So Young (July 6, 1956; Camarata)
    • All in Fun (March 2, 1954; Dave Barbour Trio)
    • Little Girl Blue (July 16, 1956; Camarata)
    • Someone to Watch Over Me (July 6, 1956; Camarata)
    • Cabin (Feb. 16, 1954; Dave Barbour Trio)
    • Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye (March 2, 1954; Dave Barbour Trio)
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    JERI SOUTHERN: COFFEE, CIGARETTES & MEMORIES
    Orchestra conducted by Lennie Hayton
    Forum Records SF 9071
     

    • Coffee, Cigarettes, Memories
    • Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
    • This Time the Dream's on Me
    • Detour Ahead
    • The Song Is Ended
    • Yesterdays
    • Deep in a Dream
    • I'm Stepping Out With a Memory Tonight
    • Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much
    • Yesterday's Gardenias
    • I Must Have That Man
    • I'll Never Be the Same
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    JERI SOUTHERN: SOUTHERN BREEZE
    Marty Paich, conductor and arranger
    Roulette Birdland Series R-52010 (c. 1957-58)
     

    • Down With Love
    • Crazy He Calls Me
    • Lazy Bones
    • Who Wants to Fall in Love
    • Then I'll Be Tired of You
    • Ridin' High
    • He Reminds Me of You
    • Porgy
    • Are These Really Mine
    • Isn't This a Lovely Day
    • Warm Kiss
    • I Like the Likes of You

    THE SHORTY ROGERS QUINTET WITH GUEST VOCALIST
    JERI SOUTHERN
    Studio West CD #101CD, issued 1990.

    Jeri sings on 3 sides: "Down With Love," "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year," and "I Hadn't Anyone Till You." These recordings were made in the early 1960s and leased to the Navy Department to be incorporated into a recruitment promotion show called, "The Navy Swings." (The announcer on the show was George Fenneman, the well-known straight man on Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life.")
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    SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY
    With the Dave Barbour Trio
    Decca DL 8761
    (Note: This is a 12-inch LP release of "Warm, Intimate Songs in the Jeri Southern Style")

     

    • Miss Johnson Phoned Again Today
    • The Very Thought of You
    • All in Fun
    • Nobody's Heart
    • You're Nearer
    • Cabin
    • Mad About the Boy
    • Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
    • (I'm in Love With) The Honorable Mr. So and So
    • It Never Entered my Mind
    • Let's Stay Young Forever
    • Who Can I Turn To?

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    MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS THAT INCLUDE
    JERI SOUTHERN VOCALS:
     

    ALEC WILDER (CD)
    Smithsonian Collection of Recordings, American Songbook Series.
    Includes Jeri Southern vocal: "Give Me Time," recorded Jan. 4, 1952 (reissue of version on Decca DL 8214)
     
     
    E.Y. HARBURG (CD)
    Smithsonian Collection of Recordings, American Songbook Series. Includes Jeri vocal: "Down With Love," recorded c. 1957-58 (reissue of version on Roulette R- 52010)
     
     
    RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (4 CDs)
    MCA
    Includes Jeri vocal: "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful." Orchestra directed by Camarata, recorded Feb. 14, 1957. Originally released on Decca Records single 30254, March 11, 1957.
     
    The accompanying booklet says of Jeri:

    "Her intriguingly sensual, slightly detached vocal style attracted national attention and a Decca Records contract in the early ‘50s. Southern dubbed Rita Hayworth's singing voice in the film ‘Fire Down Below,' and recorded for the Capitol and Roulette labels in the late ‘50s before she retired from performing in the ‘60s to teach. Jeri Southern died August 4, 1991, her work continuing to be highly regarded by musical connoisseurs."

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    AMERICAN POPULAR SONG (1984)
    Smithsonian Collection of Recordings (7 LPs)
    Includes JS vocal: "Dancing on the Ceiling" (reissue of version on Decca DL 8214)
     
    The accompanying booklet includes a photo of Jeri and this comment:
    "Southern's rendition of ‘Dancing on the Ceiling' is carefully calculated in its musical and lyric values, and the architecture of the melodic phrases is outlined with considerable skill...this recording is a good example of the graceful intimacy she brought to song performance."

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    Last update: Feb. 2001