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Don't ExplainNo More StrangersWhen Oscar met BillieCornucopia 3

Don't Explain Louise's first album, Don't Explain, gives a wonderful insight into her abilities as a true jazz singer

Don't Explain (Total Playing Time 54:46)

  1. Feeling Good (3:38) Newley / Bricusse
  2. Summertime (5:28) George Gershwin
  3. Ain't No Sunshine (6:06) Bill Withers
  4. Afro Blue (2:44) Mongo Santamaria
  5. The Lady is a Tramp (2:45) Rodgers / Hart
  6. You Go To My Head (6:24) Coots / Gillespie
  7. Moanin' (4:46) Bobby Timmons
  8. Lay a Little Love (3:10) Helen Yeomans
  9. Don't Explain (7:40) Herzog / Holiday
  10. Our Love is Here to Stay (3:12) George and Ira Gershwin
  11. To be Poor is a Crime (5:52) Julie Dexter
  12. Afro Blue (Reprise) (2:53) Mongo Santamaria
Louise Parker - Vocals
Bernardo Savill - Acoustic Guitar
Jihad Darwish - Bass
Max Turnbull - Keyboard
Nick Carter - Drums
Martin Holland - Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Helen Yeomans - Backing Vocals

Cover Illustration - Michael Pollard
CD Design & layout - Mark Horsfield, (concept - Micheal Pollard)
Track Order - Rowena Parkes
Recorded by Paul Cradick at Goodmerry Farm, Quethiock, Cornwall
Produced by Paul Cradick and Louise Parker
Recorded live in March 2004 with no digital editing.


No more StrangersNo More Strangers was recorded live at Goodmerry Farm in three sessions. One session in 2005 and two in 2006. The album was produced at Goodmerry Farm by Paul Cradick, Craig Milverton and Louise Parker in 2007.

No More Strangers (Total Playing Time 56:69)

  1. Miss Celies Blues (4:30) Quincy D Jones
  2. Come Rain or Come Shine (5:32) Harold Arlen
  3. All Blues (6:32) Miles Davis
  4. Round Midnight (5:15) Thelonius Monk
  5. Love Me or Leave Me (3:26) Donaldson / Kahn
  6. I'll Be Seeing You (6:06) Gus Kahn
  7. Soldier, Martyr, Brother, Son (4:42) Helen Yeomans
  8. On a Clear Day (3:14) Lane / Lerner
  9. No More Strangers (6:03) Parker / Luing
  10. What a Difference a Day Made (7:57) Grever / Adams
  11. Way Over Yonder (5:12) Carole King
Louise Parker - Vocals
Alan Barnes - Tenor and Alto Saxophone, Flute
Craig Milverton - Piano
Nick Millward - Drums
Luke Steele - Bass
Tom Hilliard - Backing Vocals
Sandra Smith - Backing Vocals
Helen Yeomans - Backing Vocals
Kate Abbott - Backing Vocals


‘Best of Jazz’ Radio 2
Monday 16th July 2007

‘Here’s a splendid new voice on the block taking cheerful liberties with the song ‘Love Me Or Leave Me’ by songwriter’s Donaldson and Kahn, and swinging like fury in the process.

Yeah, well, the name which I’ve no doubt will soon be household, is Louise Parker who shows remarkable style and assurance after only six years in the singing business.

Incidentally, her father, a crazy jazz fan, named her Louise after - Louis Armstrong.

The pianist there was Craig Milverton who’s given Louise much encouragement, and should feel well rewarded by this hugely impressive self-produced album called ‘No More Strangers’.

And if the CD’s not picked up by a commercial label then the music business is in an even sorrier state than I imagined.’

  Love Me or Leave Me (Donaldson / Kahn)

  Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen)

  Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)

  No More Strangers (Parker / Luing)

Don't ExplainNo more Strangers
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when Billie met Oscar


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