Miss Jill Corey
 Cue Magazine
August 31, 1957
Editor's Note:   We are at a loss to explain just what singer writer Philip Minoff was actually describing above, but it is certainly not the Jill Corey we know when he says  . . . "Her voice is comparatively thin and and somewhat limited."   We have in our collection every recording Jill has ever made, and we have heard them all many times over.  If anything, Jill Corey is the exact antithesis of the writer's description and certainly the most versatile singer to emerge during the decade of the 1950's.  With the able arrangements of Glenn Osser she recreated an entire series of sprightly 1920's era tunes with a youthful exuberance and panache that leave the original versions well in the dust.  In the song That's All I Need Jill can match the great Sinatra at his swingin'est, while in Wait for Tomorrow she demonstrates that she is fully capable of assuming the role of the sultry, smokey-voiced chanteuse.  Although naturally a mezzo, in a simple novelty tune like Ching-Ching-a-Ling Jill soars to a lyric soprano of crystalline purity.   At the close of the 50's Jill even made a brief excursion into the repertoire of traditional country, and had she continued in that direction, we might today have more than just Patsy Cline to revere as an icon from that era in the genre. 

Before resting my case and returning you to the conclusion of the Cue magazine article, please simply read the following excerpt from the May 1957 issue of Song Hits magazine for some corroborating expert opinion. 


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