Rita Reys Catalog

1953 (age 29)

Rita Reys - 'Deed I Do / Over The Rainbow  (Artist (Swd) B 3095)

Lars Gullin, baritone, alto sax; Gunnar Svensson, piano; Simon Brehm, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Stockholm, Sweden, March 2, 1953
FG507'Deed I Do
FG508Over The Rainbow

Rita Reys - Lullaby In Rhythm / He's Funny That Way  (Artist (Swd) B 3097)

Lars Gullin, baritone, alto sax; Gunnar Svensson, piano; Simon Brehm, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.: same session.
Stockholm, Sweden, March 2, 1953
FG509Lullaby In Rhythm
FG510He's Funny That Way

Rita Reys - There's A Small Hotel / Exactly Like You  (Artist (Swd) B 3131)

Ove Lind, clarinet; Bo Kallstrom, vibes; Hasse Eriksson, piano; Rolf Berg, guitar; Gunnar Almstedt, bass; Jack Noren, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Stockholm, Sweden, September 24, 1953
FG534AThere's A Small Hotel
FG535AExactly Like You

1955 (age 31)

The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo  (Philips (Du) B 08006 L)

Dick Bezemer, trombone; Toon Van Vliet, tenor sax; Gerard Van Rooyen, piano; Chris Bender, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, January 17, 1955
My Funny Valentine
Gerard Van Rooyen, trumpet; Toon Van Vliet, tenor sax; Rob Madna, piano; Dick Bezemer, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, August 16, 1955
I Should Care
There'll Never Be Another You
Ack Van Rooyen, trumpet; Herman Schoonderwalt, baritone sax; Rob Madna, piano; Dick Bezemer, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, February 16, 1956
Gone With The Wind
It's All Right With Me
But Not For Me
Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
NYC, May 3, 1956
CO56022Taking A Chance On Love
CO56023That Old Black Magic
CO56024You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
CO56025I Cried For You
Donald Byrd, trumpet; Ira Sullivan, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
NYC, June 25, 1956
CO56230My One And Only Love
CO56231Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
** also issued on Columbia CL 903 entitled "The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys".

1956

Rita Reys With The Wessel Ilcken Combo  (Philips (Du) 422 080 PE)

Ack Van Rooyen, trumpet; Herman Schoonderwalt, baritone sax; Rob Madna, piano; Dick Bezemer, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, February 16, 1956
Moonlight In Vermont
Ill Wind

1957

The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys No. 2  (Philips (Du) P 08010 L)

Wim Kat, mellophone; Joop Elders, Ko Helaar, flute; Karel Reys, alto sax; Benny Behr, Lucien Grignard, Sem Nijveen, Guus Valten, violin; Heinz Hermann, viola; Jan Olivier, cello; Pim Jacobs, piano; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals; Tom Dissevelt, arranger, conductor.
Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, March 25, 1957
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Star Eyes
Old Devil Moon
Falling In Love With Love
Keepin' Myself For You
The Song Is You
unknown, trumpet; unknown, trombone; unknown, French horn; Joop Elders, unknown, flute; Paul Van Amstel, Benny Behr, Lex Cachet, Maup Cohen, Lucien Grignard, Piet Kelfkens, Guus Valten, violin; Lo Van Broekhoven, Heinz Hermann, viola; Pim Jacobs, piano; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals; Jan Corduwener, arranger, conductor; and others.
Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, March 26 & 27, 1957
Only A Moment Ago
He's My Guy
There Is No Greater Love
Please Be Kind
Where Are You
They Didn't Believe Me
** also issued on Epic LN 3522 entitled "Her Name Is Rita Reys". Philips (Du) 6440 051 entitled "The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys". Universal (J) UCCM-9045.

Rita Reys, Sylvia Pierce, Peggy Serra - New Voices  (Dawn DLP 1125)

Rita Reys, vocals; accompanied by Mat Mathews, accordion; Harry Lookofsky, viole d'amour; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; Mat Mathews, arranger.
NYC, May, 1957
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
It's Mine After All
When The Blues Come On
All Of You

1979 (age 55)

Rita Reys - That Old Feeling  (Columbia 83981)

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Pim Jacobs, piano; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Peter Ypma, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
NYC, 1979
Too Marvelous For Words
Fly Me To The Moon
Poor Butterfly
My Foolish Heart
Mr. Wonderful
That Old Feeling
Over The Rainbow
Remember
Everything Happens To Me
Isn't It Romantic
The Touch Of Your Lips

1990 (age 66)

Rita Reys - Swing And Sweet  (Blue Note (Du) CDP 7 95443 2)

Bernard Berkhout, clarinet; Frits Landesbergen, vibes, arranger; Pim Jacobs, piano; Wim Overgaauw, guitar; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Peter Ypma, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Studio 44, Monster, Netherlands, mid 1990
I Thought About You
That's All
I'm Old Fashioned
The Way You Look Tonight
Lover Man
Just In Time
Cheek To Cheek
My Romance
Just One Of Those Things
Skylark
Just Friends
So Many Stars
Do I Love You