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Carmen for Cool Ones

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Released  1958
Carmen for Cool Ones (1958)  Porgy and Bess (1958)
Release date  1958
Genre  Vocal jazz
Length  36:15
Artist  Carmen McRae
Label  Decca Records
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Recorded  December 5, 16, 1957, Los Angeles, California
Similar  Carmen McRae albums, Vocal jazz albums

Carmen for Cool Ones is a 1958 album by jazz singer Carmen McRae, arranged by cellist Fred Katz.



Allmusic awarded the album four stars and reviewer Ken Dryden wrote that McRae was on "great form" on the album and particularly praised "All the Things You Are", "What's New?" and a "particularly dark version" of "The Night We Called It a Day".

Track listing

  1. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 2:26
  2. "A Shoulder to Cry On" - 3:53
  3. "Any Old Time" (Artie Shaw) - 3:10
  4. "Weak for the Man" (Jeanne Burns) - 4:08
  5. "What's New?" (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) - 2:29
  6. "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Cole Porter) - 2:15
  7. "(What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?" (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman) - 1:47
  8. "Without a Word of Warning" (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) - 3:20
  9. "If I Were a Bell" (Frank Loesser) - 3:27
  10. "You Are Mine" - 1:55
  11. "The Night We Called It a Day" (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) - 4:27
  12. "I Remember Clifford" (Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks) - 2:58


  • Carmen McRae - vocals, piano
  • Fred Katz - arranger, conductor, cello
  • Ike Isaacs - double bass
  • Joe Marino - celeste, piano
  • Mahlon Clark - bass clarinet
  • Justin Gordon
  • George W. Smith - clarinet
  • Specs Wright - drums
  • Buddy Collette - flute, alto saxophone
  • Harry Klee - flute
  • Joseph R. Gibbons - guitar
  • Frank Emilio Flynn - marimba, vibraphone
  • Warren Webb - oboe
  • Thirteen string players
  • Songs

    1All the Things You Are2:28
    2A Shoulder to Cry On3:55
    3Any Old Time3:11


    Carmen for Cool Ones Wikipedia

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