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"BAY OF SMOKES"

OR

"BAHIA DE LOS FUMOS",

Was the the original name given to the port town of San Pedro, California, upon its discovery in 1542.

It's origin, mixed with its risqué past during the jazz era lends to the bands unique name. It is compiled of vocalist Susan G. Portillo and a rotating cast of session musicians. They perform jazz classics from the American song book and specialize in sizzling torch songs.

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SUSAN G. PORTILLO- LEAD VOCALIST

TODAY I SING THE BLUES

SUSAN G. PORTILLO

A native of

San Pedro, California, Susan has performed in several venues in Southern California and the San Francisco bay area. Although singing has been a passion since childhood, she recorded her first jazz CD at the age of fifty. Susan has been fortunate to have collaborated with an array of accomplished jazz musicians. Her style has been compared to the sound of Blossom Dearie with the passion of Billie Holiday. 

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AFTER YOU'VE GONE

AS TIME GOES BY

BABY BABY ALL THE TIME

BLACK COFFEE

BODY AND SOUL

DARN THAT DREAM

DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE

GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT

GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE

HE'S FUNNY THAT WAY

HOW LITTLE WE KNOW

HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON

IT HAD TO BE YOU

I GOT IT BAD

I GOT A RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES

I SING THE BLUES

I WISH YOU LOVE

LOVER MAN WHERE CAN YOU BE

LIFE IS A BOWL OF CHERRIES

MEAN TO ME

MOONGLOW

NOT MINE

NOT A CARE IN THE WORLD

RUBY

SUMMERTIME

SINCE I FELL FOR YOU

STORMY WEATHER

THAT'S ALL

WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT

YOU GO TO MY HEAD

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CREDITS

Piano : Vern Waldron

Acoustic & Electric Bass:

Jardine W. Wilson II

Drums: Jeff Fish

Recorded at : The Rainbow Garage by Rick Cunha.

Van Nuys, CA

Home Page Photo Courtesy of: jjsala

Location: Red Cat Jazz Cafe. Houston,Texas

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