She's had rave reviews everywhere, standing ovations and is regarded as one of the world's foremost interpreters of modern classics over a career spanning decades. Barb Jungr continues her journey with a gender changing, rip roaring version of Rod Argent's "She's (He's) Not There", taken from her latest album "Stockport To Memphis". The Zombies sixties hit, originally released on UK album 'Begin Here' tells the reaction of a lonely lover left shattered by the true colours of his beloved. Jungr's towering vocal treatment tears into the melody with its pungent lyrics capturing the excellence of Argent's classic yet brightening the original rock track with latin-esque rhythms, a gospel driven vocal and a bluesy Hammond organ transforming Argents iconic electric piano riffs. "
Taken from Stockport To Memphis (Naim Jazz), the superb new iTunes top 10 album from the magnificent, mesmerising and magical Barb Jungr, a phenomenal master song interpreter and stylist.
The latest in a succession of critically-acclaimed albums, Stockport to Memphis (released 22nd October 2012) charts a metaphorical journey, not just Barb's own route through life and self-discovery but that of others, including her own parents' escape to the UK from war-torn Europe and her father-in-law, the painter Frank Bowling, who came to the UK from Guyana as a young man. In a significant new direction for Barb, she included five of her own songs in the collection.
Jungr begins a national tour starting January 11th, performing in the USA (New York, and Indianapolis) and Canada in March, with tours throughout Australia in June beginning with major concerts at the 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
"Jungr, whose supple voice is an immaculate instrument, and Simon Wallace pull together some spellbinding material." - CLIVE DAVIS (THE TIMES)
"Sensational... extracts the primal essence of songs" THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Brings the same creative capacity for reinterpretation that Ella Fitzgerald brought to Cole Porter." WALL STREET JOURNAL