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Format: CD
Sku: 60593891
UPC: 724358073829
UPC 14: 00724358073829
Release Date: 3/25/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Key Largo - Sarah Vaughan ~ Various Artists
2. Solitude - Ella Fitzgerald ~ Various Artists
3. Embraceable You - Dianne Reeves ~ Various Artists
4. Don't Go To Strangers - Etta James ~ Various Artists
5. Call Me - Della Reese ~ Various Artists
6. I'm Just A Lucky So And So - Diana Krall ~ Various Artists
7. Call Me Irresponsible - Dinah Washington ~ Various Artists
8. Something Cool - June Christy ~ Various Artists
9. You Go To My Head - Keely Smith ~ Various Artists
10. Very Thought Of You, The - Nancy Wilson ~ Various Artists
11. My Funny Valentine - Dinah Shore ~ Various Artists
12. It Had To Be You - Kay Starr ~ Various Artists
13. One For My Baby - Rosemary Clooney ~ Various Artists
14. I'll Be Seeing You - Peggy Lee ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Here's That Rainy Day - Peggy Lee ~ Various Artists
2. Stormy Weather - Sarah Vaughan ~ Various Artists
3. In A Sentimental Mood - Dianne Reeves ~ Various Artists
4. They Can't Take That Away From Me - Diana Krall ~ Various Artists
5. Body And Soul - Etta James ~ Various Artists
6. Someday My Prince Will Come - Cassandra Wilson ~ Various Artists
7. More Than This - Charlie Hunter/Norah Jones ~ Various Artists
8. Thrill Is Gone, The - Patricia Barber ~ Various Artists
9. You've Changed - Nancy Wilson ~ Various Artists
10. Cry Me A River - Julie London ~ Various Artists
11. Don't Explain - June Christy ~ Various Artists
12. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?) - Rosemary Clooney ~ Various Artists
13. I Wish You Love - Keely Smith ~ Various Artists
14. We'll Be Together Again - Lena Horne ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Bryan Kelley, La Von Freeman, Shannon Ward.
Muze PNote 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

Engineer: Dave McEowen

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/25/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 80738
Music Label Name Label : Capitol
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724358073829

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