Lorez Alexandria's recording of Baltimore Oriole (from 1963's For Swingers's Only) has been endlessly sampled and remixed but here's something equally cool from her 1964 Impulse! album Alexandria The Great. The arrangement is by Bill Marx (adopted son of Harpo, trivia fans) and would trip up many a lesser singer but Alexandria never breaks sweat. Cool, womanly and about as far away from Julie Andrews as you can get...


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