Jazz vocalist Wanda Stafford emerged in 1961 when she released (what has become her rare and sought-after) debut album, ‘In Love For The Very First Time’ for Roulette records.
Six years later she was signed to RCA Records and it was here she first recorded the bossa-nova-influenced soul-jazz 7″, ‘Happy Sunday.’ Written and produced by bassist John Strickland, this single has also become a collectable item with its b-side ‘Blue Guitar’ an equally great listen and choice for today’s song. Built upon a superb double bass line and jazzy piano, ‘Blue Guitar’ saunters along to a shuffling rhythm with Wanda Stafford’s vocals a perfect accompaniment.
The great news about this groovy little 7″ is that it has just been reissued via Tramp Records and is now available to purchase from here. Listen above.
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