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Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics

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Released  1962
Artist  Carmen McRae
Producer  Carmen McRae
Genres  Jazz, Vocal jazz
Length  42:37
Release date  1962
Label  Essential Jazz Classics
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Recorded  June 29, 1961 and July 26, 1961
Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics (1962)  Something Wonderful (1962)
Similar  Carmen McRae albums, Vocal jazz albums

Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics is a 1962 studio album by Carmen McRae, recorded in tribute to McRae's idol, Billie Holiday, who had died two years previously.

Contents

Reception

Scott Yanow of Allmusic said that the album was one of McRae's "best recordings of the 1960s. McRae always considered Billie Holiday to be her primary influence, so a tribute album was a natural project for her...Recommended".

Track listing

  1. "Them There Eyes" (Maceo Pinkard, William Tracy, Doris Tauber) - 2:45
  2. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 4:52
  3. "I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away the Key)" (Jimmy Eaton, Terry Shand) - 2:32
  4. "Strange Fruit" (Lewis Allen) - 2:47
  5. "Miss Brown to You" (Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, Ralph Rainger) - 2:28
  6. "My Man" (Jacques Charles, Channing Pollack, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain) - 4:05
  7. "I Cried for You (Now It's Your Turn to Cry Over Me)" (Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed, Abe Lyman) - 2:52
  8. "Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)" (Jimmy Davis, Roger ("Ram") Ramirez, James Sherman) - 4:18
  9. "Trav'lin' Light" (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) - 2:20
  10. "Some Other Spring" (Arthur Herzog, Jr., Irene Kitchings) - 3:02
  11. "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" (Harry Woods) - 3:31
  12. "God Bless the Child" (Herzog, Billie Holiday) - 3:24
Bonus tracks on the 1997 CD reissue
  1. "If the Moon Turns Green" (Paul Coates, Bernie Hanighen) - 3:28
  2. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) - 3:55

Personnel

  • Carmen McRae - vocals
  • Norman Simmons' Sextet
  • Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - tenor saxophone
  • Nat Adderley - trumpet
  • Norman Simmons - piano
  • Mundell Lowe - guitar
  • Bob Cranshaw - double bass
  • Walter Perkins - drums
  • Songs

    1Them There Eyes2:48
    2Yesterdays4:54
    3I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away the Key)2:34

    References

    Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics Wikipedia


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