Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Nights – If Dreams Come True


In stock

SKU: 823862201428 Categories: , , Tag:


Release Date:  2015

Label:  Memphis International Records


Track List

1 If Dreams Come True
2 The Very Thought Of You
3 Mélodie Au Crépuscule
4 Getting Some Fun Out Of Life
5 If You Don’t I Know Who Will
6 Ces Petites Choses
7 Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
8 If Your Kisses Can’t Hold The Man You Love
9 It’s Like Reaching For The Moon
10 Si Tu Savais
11 The Way You Look Tonight



Double Bass [Upright Bass] – Eric Frey
Drums – Glenn Fields (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 11)
Fiddle – Kevin Wimmer
Lead Guitar – Tom Mitchell (6)
Piano – Wilson Savoy (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 11)
Violin [Octave] – Joel Savoy (tracks: 8)
Vocals – Ann Savoy



Ann Savoy has long been a Francophile. A French major in college, she later became a major player in the Cajun music scene through her work in the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band and the Magnolia Sisters. With this disc she travels to the motherland, so to speak. Bidding adieu to Louisiana and Cajun music, she sets sail for France to explore Parisian hot jazz stylings. She puts her French fluency to good use in her sultry readings of “Si Tu Savais” and Django Reinhardt’s “Melodie au Crepuscule.” On the other hand, her English singing on “If You Don’t I Know Who Will” falls short of being truly incandescent. She acquits herself far better on her handling of standards “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.” On these tunes, her voice glides effortlessly over the melodies. Savoy, however, probably achieves her strongest vocal on the old Billie Holiday classic “Getting Some Fun out of Life,” where she fully projects the sense of joie de vivre that the song talks about. Savoy is ably supported on If Dreams Come True by her backing band, whom she calls Her Sleepless Knights. Her key accompanists are fiddler Kevin Wimmer and guitarist Tom Mitchell, Jr.. Both men are given ample opportunities to solo throughout the disc. “The Very Thought of You,” for instance, affords each man a chance to shine; it also features some fine piano playing by Savoy’s son Wilson Savoy. Sometimes the performances do suggest an excellent lounge band to the extent that you can almost hear the audience applause after a solo. Still, If Dreams Come True offers a delightful, charming musical excursion of Paris’ romantic Left Bank.

Louisiana Music Factory - Newsletter
Stay up to date with latest news and concert information, latest sale items available only to newsletter subscribers, and more!
* indicates required