Tetel Di Babuya – Someone To Watch Over Me

“If you have never heard the vocals -tetel di babuya-, then we strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself, since in this composition its talent has opened like a flower bouquet. The classic melody of jazz with a velvet and very soulful voice! (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Если вы ещё никогда не слышали вокал -Tetel Di Babuya-, то настоятельно рекомендуем к ознакомлению, так как в этой композиции её талант раскрылся подобно цветочному букету. Классическая мелодия джаза с бархатным и очень проникновенным голосом!”


This George and Ira Gershwin standard is the one non-original on the Meet Tetel album. Her love of Ella Fitzgerald (as well as Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan) helped her reach for the musical stars.

As she demonstrates on "Someone to Watch Over Me," Tetel has more than a "good" voice. Her lustrous, affecting, utterly distinctive treatment of the Gershwin classic finds her in total command of her material – an emotional world away from her "Breezy, upbeat, merry / Happy, free, and easy" tunes, to steal a lyric from her "Upright Lad Blues."


Reviewed by Nagamag on May 10, 2022