Slow Down

by Michelle Walker

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1.
Nature Boy 03:53
"Nature Boy" There was a boy A very strange enchanted boy They say he wandered very far Very far, over land and sea A little shy and sad of eye But very wise was he And then one day, a summer day He passed my way, and while we spoke Of many things, fools and kings This he said to me "The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return"
2.
Be My Baby 03:47
Every morning, every evening I am dreaming of you, I keep hoping and believing that all these dreams will come true, Come on and kiss me, baby just kiss me, Come on and hold me tight, and fill my life with sunshine, And make everything alright, Every morning, every evening, baby, baby can't you see, Time is right for loving, you're the one for me, Oh, whether it's raining or people are complaining, And even in the dead of night, Forget your cares and be my baby tonight.
3.
"Pennies From Heaven" Every time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven Don't you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven? You'll find your fortune's fallin' all over the town Be sure that your umbrella is upside down Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers If you want the things you love, you must have showers So, when you hear it thunder, don't run under a tree There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me [lengthy instrumental-sax solo and then brass] Every time, every time it rains, it's gonna rain pennies from heaven Don't you know every cloud contains lots of pennies from heaven You'll find your fortune's fallin', baby, all over the town Be sure, be sure that your umbrella is upside down Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers If you want the things you love, you've got to have showers So, when you hear it thunder, don't run under a tree There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me
4.
"East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)" East of the sun and west of the moon We'll build a dream house of love dear Close to the sun in the day Near to the moon at night We'll live in a lovely way dear Sharing our love in the pale moonlight Just you and I, forever and a day Love will not die; we'll keep it that way Up among the stars we'll find a harmony of life to a lovely tune East of the sun and west of the moon dear East of the sun and west of the moon
5.
The very thought of you And I forget to do Those little ordinary things That everyone ought to do I'm livin' in a kind of a daydream I'm happy as a queen And foolish though it may seem To me, that's everything The mere idea of you The longing here for you You'll never know How slow the moments go Till I'm near to you I see your face in every flower Your eyes in stars above It's just the thought of you The very thought of you, my love I see your face in every flower Your eyes in stars above It's just the thought of you The very thought of you, my love
6.
"Sometimes I'm Happy (Sometimes I'm Blue)" Sometimes I'm happy Sometimes I'm blue My disposition Depends on you I never mind The rain from the skies If I can find The sun in your eyes Sometimes I love you Sometimes I hate you But when I hate you It's 'cause I love you That's how I am So what can I do I'm happy when I'm with you Sometimes I'm happy Sometimes I'm blue My disposition Depends on you I never mind The rain from the skies If I can find The sun in your eyes Sometimes I love you Sometimes I hate you But when I hate you It's 'cause I love you That's how I am So what can I do I'm happy when I'm with you I'm happy when I'm with I'm happy when I'm with So happy when I'm with I'm happy when I'm with you
7.
Summertime 04:28
"Summertime" Summertime and the livin' is easy Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is fine Oh your Daddy's rich and your ma is good lookin' So hush little baby, don't you cry One of these mornings You're goin' to rise up singing Then you'll spread your wings And you'll take the sky But till that morning There's a nothin' can harm you With daddy and mammy standin' by
8.
"Straighten Up And Fly Right" A buzzard took a monkey for a ride in the air, The monkey thought that everything was on the square. The buzzard tried to throw the monkey off his back, The monkey grabbed his neck and said, "Now listen, Jack..." Straighten up and fly right, Straighten up and stay right Straighten up and fly right Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top. Ain't no use in divin', What's the use in jivin'? Straighten up and fly right Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top. The buzzard told the monkey, You are chokin' me. Release your hold and I'll set you free. The monkey looked the buzzard right dead in the eye and said, Your story's so touching, but it sounds just like a lie. Straighten up and fly right Straighten up and stay right Straighten up and fly right Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top. Straighten up and fly right Straighten up and stay right Straighten up and fly right Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top. Ain't no use in divin' Ain't no good in jivin' Straighten up and fly right Cool down, papa, don't you blow - your - top. Fly right!
9.
Kiss of Life 03:42
"Kiss Of Life" There must have been an angel by my side Something heavenly led me to you Look at the sky It's the color of love There must have been an angel by my side Something heavenly came down from above He led me to you He led me to you He built a bridge to your heart All the way How many tons of love inside I can't say When I was led to you I knew you were the one for me I swear the whole world could feel my heartbeat When I lay eyes on you Ay ay ay You wrapped me up in The color of love You gave me the kiss of life Kiss of Life You gave me the kiss that's like The kiss of life Wasn't it clear from the start Look the sky is full of love Yeah the sky is full of love He built a bridge to your heart All the way How many tons of love inside I can't say You gave me the kiss of life Kiss of Life You gave me the kiss that's like The kiss of life You gave me the kiss of life Kiss of Life You gave me the kiss that's like The kiss of life You gave me the kiss of life Kiss of Life You gave me the kiss that's like The kiss of life You wrapped me up in the color of love Must have been an angel come down from above Giving me love yeah Giving me love yeah You gave me the kiss of life Kiss of Life You gave me the kiss of life The kiss of life
10.
Daddy 02:52
"Daddy" Oooooh, Daddy, I want a diamond ring, bracelets, everything Daddy, you oughta get the best for me Oooooh, Daddy, gee, don't I look swell in sables? Clothes with Paris labels? Daddy, you oughta get the best for me Here's 'n'amazing revelation With a bit of stimulation I'd be a great sensation I'd be your inspiration Daddy, I want a brand new car, champagne, caviar Daddy, you oughta get the best for me Hey, Daddy, I want a diamond ring, bracelets, everything Daddy, you oughta get the best for me Hey, Daddy, gee, don't I look swell in sables? Clothes with Paris labels? Daddy, you oughta get the best for me Dress me up in silks and satin Put good booze in my Manhattan's Tempt me with expensive presents Feed my oysters and royal pheasant Daddy, I want a sunken tub Baby sorta give me a rub Oh Daddy You oughta get the best for me!
11.
Slow Down 04:07
"Slow Down" Written by Michelle Walker Slow down take you time I wanna relax, enjoy the wine I wanna feel like we're feeling free Slow baby and talk to me Don't you want to see me Don't you need to be free Don't worry I will be there if you have something to share Come back, be with me Don't go home angry I want the best for us even if I have to fess, you see I feel you wanting me I feel you needing me So come baby slow do Every morning when you look my way I loose my cool, my head you boy you make me nervous You're so seductive You know you drive me crazy Every time you pull away I grow tired and scared like it has a purpose I know you tend to stray, boy I'm hear to say that I love you. You know I'll never stray, I am to say that I love you. Every morning when you look my way I loose my cool, my head, you make me nervous You're so seductive You know you drive me crazy Every time you pull away I grow tired and scared like it has a purpose You know I'll never stray, I am to say that I love you. Slow down take your time I want to relax your mind Just stay for an hour or two, I know that you've got things to do But I feel you wanting me I feel you needing me Don't want you fooling around Just come back baby slow down
12.
Your Song 04:01
"Your Song" It's a little bit funny this feeling inside I'm not one of those who can easily hide I don't have much money but boy if I did I'd buy a big house where we both could live If I was a sculptor, but then again, no Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show I know it's not much but it's the best I can do My gift is my song and this one's for you And you can tell everybody this is your song It may be quite simple but now that it's done I hope you don't mind I hope you don't mind that I put down in words How wonderful life is while you're in the world I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song It's for people like you that keep it turned on So excuse me forgetting but these things I do You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue Anyway the thing is what I really mean Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen And you can tell everybody this is your song It may be quite simple but now that it's done I hope you don't mind I hope you don't mind that I put down in words How wonderful life is while you're in the world I hope you don't mind I hope you don't mind that I put down in words How wonderful life is while you're in the world
13.
"Time after Time" Time after time I tell myself that I'm So lucky to be loving you So lucky to be The one you run to see In the evening When the day is through I only know what I know The passing years will show You've kept my love so young So new And time after time You'll hear me say that I'm So lucky to be loving you
14.
"Crazy He Calls Me" If I say I'll move a mountain Then I'll move a mountain If he wants it, I'll move it away Crazy he calls me Sure, I'm crazy Crazy in love, I'd say If I say I'll go through fire Then I'll go through fire If he wants it, so it shall be Crazy he calls me Sure, I'm crazy Crazy in love, you see Like the wind that shakes the bough He moves me with his smile The difficult I'll do right now The impossible will take a little while If I say I'll care forever Then I mean forever If I have to hold up the sky Crazy he calls me Sure, I'm crazy Crazy in love am I
15.
"On The Sunny Side Of The Street" Grab your coat and grab your hat Leave your worries on the doorstep Just direct your feet To the sunny side of the street Can't you hear that pitter-pat? That happy tune in your step Life can be so sweet On the sunny side of the street I used to walk in the shade With my blues on parade But now I'm not afraid 'Cause this rover, has crossed over If I never have a cent I'll be rich as Rockefeller With gold dust at my feet On the sunny side of the street

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Jazz Vocalist, Michelle Walker, has been described as a sultry and soul stirring singer in the styles of Cassandra Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson and Diana Krall. The gifted singer has a way of making the lyrics come alive. In this DEBUT CD RELEASE, she expertly captures the mood of each tune and takes her audiences to harmonic highs.

"For a debut jazz vocals CD, SLOW DOWN is excitingly original in concept and innovative approach, and the vocals of Michelle Walker are topnotch. Michelle Walker has a sensual, restrained, melodic voice that will attract new listeners in the jazz listening audience. Every note is perfectly sounded, every emotion is perfectly visualized as well as vocalized, and her voice is very poignant." --Lee Prosser, Jazz Review

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released November 24, 2014

Album Features:

UPC: 656613541623
Artist: Michelle Walker
Format: CD
Release Year: 2001
Record Label: Jazzgirl Productions
Genre: Jazz General

Track Listing
1. Nature Boy
2. Be My Baby
3. Pennies From Heaven
4. East of the Sun
5. The Very Thought of You
6. Sometimes I'm Happy
7. Summertime
8. Straighten up and Fly Right
9. Kiss of Life
10. Daddy
11. Slow Down
12. Your Song
13. Time After Time
14. Crazy He Calls Me
15. On the Sunny Side of the Street

Details
Playing Time: 52 min.
Producer: Michelle Walker, Wayne Wilentz
Distributor: (Independently by Label)
Recording Type: Studio
Recording Mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a

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Michelle Walker New York, New York

Based in NYC, Michelle Walker is an international touring singer with a beautiful voice.

Her arrangements of jazz standards and pop tunes blend genres effortlessly. Originality pushes her to solidify her distinctive sound.

AllAboutJazz.com says, “Walker demonstrates an extraordinary degree of musicality." She is compared to Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone and Betty Carter in style and tone.
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