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Retta Christie Trio Volume Two
Retta Christie with David Evans and Dave Frishberg, Volume 2

2010

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Retta Christie-vocals/brushes
David Evans-clarinet/saxophone
Dave Frishberg-piano

"When Retta sings...one realizes she has perfect diction, a clarion tone and technique, yet always enough restraint to never over-gild the lily."

- Maxwell Chandler, Jazz Police



Retta Christie trio
Retta Christie with David Evans & Dave Frishberg

2008

Retta records
Retta Records

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Retta Christie-vocals/brushes
David Evans-clarinet/saxophone
Dave Frishberg-piano

Retta Christie has a singular knack for that curious, vastly entertaining form of Americana that swings in the recesses between jazz and country. Think Jimmie Rodgers, dustbowl prophets like Cowboy Bob Wills or Floyd Tillman, or the flatland plains poetry of Hoagy Carmichael, and you’re in the neighborhood. Fans of Irving Berlin saloon songs will be swinging till the cows come home.

- Tim Duroche, Willamette Week



They Took the Stars Out of Heaven
They Took the Stars Out of Heaven

2003

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Retta Christie-vocals/rhythm guitar
Jim Goodwin-piano
Kevin Healy-fiddle
Jesse Johnson-guitar
Bill Uhlig-bass

I grew up listening to this kind of music when I was a kid, so Retta's band hits me square in the memory department, where it counts. They're authentic Western swing players and they can swing you into bad health. I love hearing them in person, and their onstage charisma comes across on this recording.

- Dave Frishberg



Rural Jazz CD
Rural Jazz

2000

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Retta Records

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Retta Christie-vocals/rhythm guitar
Jim Goodwin-piano
Kevin Healy-fiddle
Jesse Johnson-guitar
Bill Uhlig-bass

Music is many things these days, including, oftentimes, self-conscious and serious to the point of being portentous. But not Retta & the Smart Fellas, a band that loves to swing.

- John Foyston, The Oregonian



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