A Stranger Called The Blues (Mono)
Label: Blue Note Records
This CD mixes the landmark Something Cool album with a ton of bonus singles, B-sides and rarities. The surreal, slightly sinister title track and other dark ballads sit next to bright swing numbers to offer a full portrait of Christy and arranger Pete Rugolo's alternately arty and airy West Coast style. The album was a beatnik best-seller throughout the 1950s.