Lady Sings The Blues CD (2003)

Artist: Various Artists

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by NeldaR on 4/6/2009

It was wonderful to hear all the Greats on one CD. While shipping was lengthy, I am enjoying the music. Read More

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Label Capitol Records
SKU 60593891
UPC 724358073829
UPC 14 00724358073829
Format CD
Release Date 3/25/2003
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Engineer Dave McEowen
CatalogID 80738
Lable Name Capitol
Released 03/25/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724358073829
Album Notes and Credits
Compilation producers: Bryan Kelley, La Von Freeman, Shannon Ward.
No doubt influenced by the blockbuster commercial success of Norah Jones during 2002 (and her subsequent Grammy knockout in 2003), Capitol trawled through its considerable vaults to put together a two-disc collection of downbeat vocal jazz by females. Though it lacks an elegant booklet (with a Will Friedwald liner-note essay, perhaps?), everything else about Lady Sings the Blues is impressive. Concentrating on the '50s and '60s, though it includes much contemporary material as well (including Jones), the collection does make a few concessions to its intended market -- those seeking music similar to Norah Jones or Diana Krall -- but presents new and old with a sure sense of proper compiling and transition. Fortunately, not every inclusion is, in fact, a "blues"; the air could've become nearly suicidal over the course of nearly two hours. Instead, Lady Sings the Blues is occasionally broken up into mini-sets of love songs with the same solitary, late-night atmosphere: "You Go to My Head" by Keely Smith, "The Very Thought of You" by Nancy Wilson, "My Funny Valentine" by Dinah Shore, "It Had to Be You" by Kay Starr. Kudos also go to the compilers for their inclusion of vocalists who lack the artistic cach? of a Billie Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald; Shore, Starr, and Rosemary Clooney may be known better to cultural historians for their pop material, but they were all excellent in jazz modes, as they're captured here. Lacking any definitive performances, Lady Sings the Blues can't qualify as a first-purchase or a best-of-genre, but it is stunning in its own way, elegantly capturing standards and singers much better than they've been captured in the past. ~ John Bush
Disc 1
1 Key Largo - Sarah Vaughan,Here's That Rainy Day - Peggy Lee
2 Solitude - Ella Fitzgerald,Stormy Weather - Sarah Vaughan
3 Embraceable You - Dianne Reeves,In A Sentimental Mood - Dianne Reeves
4 Don't Go To Strangers - Etta James,They Can't Take That Away From Me - Diana Krall
5 Call Me - Della Reese,Body And Soul - Etta James
6 I'm Just A Lucky So And So - Diana Krall,Someday My Prince Will Come - Cassandra Wilson
7 Call Me Irresponsible - Dinah Washington,More Than This - Charlie Hunter/Norah Jones
8 Something Cool - June Christy,Thrill Is Gone, The - Patricia Barber
9 You Go To My Head - Keely Smith,You've Changed - Nancy Wilson
10 Very Thought Of You, The - Nancy Wilson,Cry Me A River - Julie London
11 My Funny Valentine - Dinah Shore,Don't Explain - June Christy
12 It Had To Be You - Kay Starr,Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?) - Rosemary Clooney
13 One For My Baby - Rosemary Clooney,I Wish You Love - Keely Smith
14 I'll Be Seeing You - Peggy Lee,We'll Be Together Again - Lena Horne
Disc 2
1 Key Largo - Sarah Vaughan,Here's That Rainy Day - Peggy Lee
2 Solitude - Ella Fitzgerald,Stormy Weather - Sarah Vaughan
3 Embraceable You - Dianne Reeves,In A Sentimental Mood - Dianne Reeves
4 Don't Go To Strangers - Etta James,They Can't Take That Away From Me - Diana Krall
5 Call Me - Della Reese,Body And Soul - Etta James
6 I'm Just A Lucky So And So - Diana Krall,Someday My Prince Will Come - Cassandra Wilson
7 Call Me Irresponsible - Dinah Washington,More Than This - Charlie Hunter/Norah Jones
8 Something Cool - June Christy,Thrill Is Gone, The - Patricia Barber
9 You Go To My Head - Keely Smith,You've Changed - Nancy Wilson
10 Very Thought Of You, The - Nancy Wilson,Cry Me A River - Julie London
11 My Funny Valentine - Dinah Shore,Don't Explain - June Christy
12 It Had To Be You - Kay Starr,Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?) - Rosemary Clooney
13 One For My Baby - Rosemary Clooney,I Wish You Love - Keely Smith
14 I'll Be Seeing You - Peggy Lee,We'll Be Together Again - Lena Horne
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