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Format: CD
Sku: 202593983
UPC: 637402003621
UPC 14: 00637402003621
Release Date: 5/5/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Embraceable You - Sarah Vaughan ~ Various Artists
2. Love Me Or Leave Me - Anita O'Day ~ Various Artists
3. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You - Massimo Fara? ~ Various Artists
4. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Ella Fitzgerald ~ Various Artists
5. Some Other Spring - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra ~ Various Artists
6. Don't Go To Strangers - Etta Jones ~ Various Artists
7. Teach Me Tonight - Dinah Washington ~ Various Artists
8. Best Is Yet To Come, The - Carmen McRae ~ Various Artists
9. But Beautiful - Shirley Horn ~ Various Artists
10. Inner City Blues - Carla Cook ~ Various Artists
11. Say It (Over And Over Again) - Karrin Allyson ~ Various Artists
12. I Love Being Here With You - Diana Krall ~ Various Artists
13. Almost Like Being in Love - Dee Dee Bridgewater/Marian McPartland/Massimo Fara?/Nancy Wilson ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Compilations from radio stations are often dodgy affairs, and jazz compilations from radio stations usually fare even worse. Therein lies the surprise that should greet most discriminating listeners when they cue up I Heard It on NPR: Ladies Jazz It Up, which is very difficult to beat as the best single-disc summation of female vocal jazz in the history of the recording medium. Every one of the landmark figures appears early on (basically in chronological order), and each of them -- Sarah Vaughan, Anita O'Day, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington -- is represented with material at or near her peak (that means the '50s for all but Holiday, who appears in a 1933 recording of "Some Other Spring"). Vaughan transforms a standard as she did so well, O'Day injects yet more energy into a song that should have been sapped long before, Fitzgerald treats a Duke Ellington standard as though she thinks she's an instrumental soloist, and Holiday transmits languorous despair perfectly. The second half of the compilation moves into the modern era with more of its best figures, includingCarmen McRae, Shirley Horn, and on the last performance, a live trio recording of "Almost Like Being in Love" by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marian McPartland, and Nancy Wilson. ~ John Bush

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/02/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 36
Music Label Name Label : NPR National Public Radio
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Mixed
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00637402003621

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