Tierney Sutton's 'Desire' Proves Talent for Passionate Love Songs


Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton admits it was the music of Cole Porter that inspired her to make her latest album, Desire. Sutton updates two Porter standards and several other classics from the Great American Songbook, including a popular tune that made its debut on Broadway more than 80 years ago. "Love Me Or Leave Me, by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn, first appeared in the 1928 musical "Whoopee!" Vaudeville star Ruth Etting sang the original version, but it's been recorded numerous times since, including versions by Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and even a 1929 piano instrumental by "Fats" Waller. Here, Tierney Sutton proves her talent for torch (passionate love) songs with an interpretation that's part whimsy, part nostalgia.

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