An elegant and pristine voice

Singer Mary Stallings might be turning 80 in August, but her voice is astonishingly pristine, as she demonstrates on her latest album on a new label.

A packed 13-track programme offers something for everyone - from melancholic reflection in the ballads Ill Wind and 'Round Midnight to brighter, wiser musings in While We're Young and Give Me The Simple Life.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2019, with the headline 'An elegant and pristine voice'. Print Edition | Subscribe