Includes five bonus tracks.
Personnel: June Christy (vocals); Kathyrine Julye, Kathryn Julye (harp); Bob Cooper (clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone); Chuck Gentry (bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet); Bud Cooper (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone); Monty Budwig, Red Callender, Buddy Clark (double bass); Al Viola (guitar); Bud Shank (flute, alto flute, alto saxophone); Buddy Collette (clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Norman Benno (oboe, English horn, bassoon); Joe Gordon (trumpet); Jim Decker , Vincent DeRosa (French horn); Frank Rosolino (trombone); Joe Castro (piano); Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Stan Levey (drums).
Audio Remixer: Ron McMaster.
Liner Note Author: Will Friedwald.
Arranger: Bob Cooper.
Through her decade-long tenure on Capitol Records, the singer June Christy rarely recorded a less-than-stellar session. Most of her LPs were carefully programmed, arranged, and, of course, sung. (As with a classical singer, these professional habits only enhanced Christy's artistry.) BALLADS FOR NIGHT PEOPLE from 1959 also boasts relaxed, jazzy arrangements by the singer's husband, saxophonist Bob Cooper, a fellow alumnus of Stan Kenton's band. There are two Duke Ellington classics,"Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," a definitive version of Kurt Weill's "My Ship," and an arresting performance of Rodgers & Hart's "Bewitched (Bothered & Bewildered)" which dramatically opens the set.