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Carmen McRae was one of the finest and most highly-regarded jazz and sophisticated pop singers of the post-war era, renowned for her highly individual interpretation of the standards of the Great American Songbook. Born in Harlem of Jamaican parentage in 1920, she performed in New York's jazz clubs in the 1940s and made her first record until 1946. This great-value 97-track 4-CD set comprising her first release on Musicraft with Mercer Ellington, plus A&B sides of her singles on the Stardust and Decca labels through to 1958, including her releases with Sammy Davis Jr., and which include the titles from her "A Foggy Day" album for Stardust, plus all the titles from her albums "Carmen McRae" on Bethlehem, and "Torchy", "By Special Request", "Blue Moon" and "Afterglow" on Decca. It includes her chart entries from this era "Next Time It Happens" and "Skyliner". On these recordings, she is accompanied by orchestras arranged and conducted by Jack Pleis, Tadd Dameron, Vic Shoen and Ralph Burns, and star-studded jazz groups led by Mat Mathews and Tony Scott. It's a substantial and thoroughly absorbing overview of the first key decade and more of her career when she established herself as a highly distinctive and supremely talented vocal stylist across the jazz and pop spectrum.
Carmen McRae was one of the finest and most highly-regarded jazz and sophisticated pop singers of the post-war era, renowned for her highly individual interpretation of the standards of the Great American Songbook. Born in Harlem of Jamaican parentage in 1920, she performed in New York's jazz clubs in the 1940s and made her first record until 1946. This great-value 97-track 4-CD set comprising her first release on Musicraft with Mercer Ellington, plus A&B sides of her singles on the Stardust and Decca labels through to 1958, including her releases with Sammy Davis Jr., and which include the titles from her "A Foggy Day" album for Stardust, plus all the titles from her albums "Carmen McRae" on Bethlehem, and "Torchy", "By Special Request", "Blue Moon" and "Afterglow" on Decca. It includes her chart entries from this era "Next Time It Happens" and "Skyliner". On these recordings, she is accompanied by orchestras arranged and conducted by Jack Pleis, Tadd Dameron, Vic Shoen and Ralph Burns, and star-studded jazz groups led by Mat Mathews and Tony Scott. It's a substantial and thoroughly absorbing overview of the first key decade and more of her career when she established herself as a highly distinctive and supremely talented vocal stylist across the jazz and pop spectrum.
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Format: CD
Rel. Date: 08/06/2021
UPC: 824046715724

Singles & Albums Collection 1946-58
Format: CD
New: Available $24.99
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1. Pass Me By
2. Autumn Nocturne
3. In Love In Vain
4. A Foggy Day
5. Wanting You
6. Go Slow
7. Charlie Is My Darling
8. Are You Happy?
9. Oh, My Darling!
10. "Ooh" (What'cha Doin' To Me)
11. If I'm Lucky
12. Keep Me In Mind
13. They All Laughed
14. Whatever Lola Wants
15. Am I The One To Blame
16. Get Set
17. You Don't Have To Tell Me
18. I Go For You
19. A Fine Romance
20. Love Is Here To Stay
21. This Will Make You Laugh
22. The Next Time It Happens
23. Come On, Come In
24. Come Down To Earth, Mr. Smith
25. I Guess I'll Dress Up For The Blues
26. Tonight He's Out To Break Another Heart
27. Star Eyes
28. Never Loved Him Anyhow
29. You Don't Know Me
30. Skyliner
31. If You Should Leave Me
32. Namely You
33. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
34. The Party's Over
35. I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All
36. It's Like Getting A Donkey To Gallop
37. How Many Stars Have To Shine ?
38. Baby It's Cold Outside
39. Happy To Make Your Acquaintance
40. As I Love You
41. Passing Fancy
42. So Nice To Be Wrong
43. Moonray
44. Invitation
45. Lo And Behold
46. I Love The Ground You Walk On
47. I'll Love You (Till I Die)
48. I Don't Know His Name
49. Old Devil Moon
50. If I'm Lucky
51. Tip Toe Gently
52. You Made Me Care
53. Last Time For Love
54. Misery
55. Last Night When We Were Young
56. Speak Low (When You Speak, Love)
57. But Beautiful
58. If You'd Stay The Way I Dream About You
59. Midnight Sun
60. My Future Just Passed
61. Yesterdays
62. We'll Be Together Again
63. Good Morning, Heartache
64. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
65. Give Me The Simple Life
66. Sometimes I'm Happy
67. Something To Live For
68. I Can't Get Started
69. Yardbird Suite
70. Just One Of Those Things
71. My One And Only Love
72. I'll Remember April
73. Supper Time
74. You Took Advantage Of Me
75. Blue Moon
76. My Foolish Heart
77. I Was Doing All Right
78. Summer Is Gone
79. Nowhere
80. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
81. Lush Life
82. Even If It Breaks My Heart
83. Laughing Boy
84. Lilacs In The Rain
85. All This Could Lead To Love
86. I Can't Escape You
87. Guess Who I Saw Today
88. My Funny Valentine
89. The Little Things That Mean So Much
90. I'm Thru With Love
91. Nice Work If You Can Get It
92. East Of The Sun
93. Exactly Like You
94. All My Life
95. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
96. Dream Of Life
97. Perdido

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Carmen McRae was one of the finest and most highly-regarded jazz and sophisticated pop singers of the post-war era, renowned for her highly individual interpretation of the standards of the Great American Songbook. Born in Harlem of Jamaican parentage in 1920, she performed in New York's jazz clubs in the 1940s and made her first record until 1946. This great-value 97-track 4-CD set comprising her first release on Musicraft with Mercer Ellington, plus A&B sides of her singles on the Stardust and Decca labels through to 1958, including her releases with Sammy Davis Jr., and which include the titles from her "A Foggy Day" album for Stardust, plus all the titles from her albums "Carmen McRae" on Bethlehem, and "Torchy", "By Special Request", "Blue Moon" and "Afterglow" on Decca. It includes her chart entries from this era "Next Time It Happens" and "Skyliner". On these recordings, she is accompanied by orchestras arranged and conducted by Jack Pleis, Tadd Dameron, Vic Shoen and Ralph Burns, and star-studded jazz groups led by Mat Mathews and Tony Scott. It's a substantial and thoroughly absorbing overview of the first key decade and more of her career when she established herself as a highly distinctive and supremely talented vocal stylist across the jazz and pop spectrum.

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