Ain't She Sweet!

Ain't She Sweet!

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by Pearl Bailey
     
 
Jasmine presents a casual overview of selections from Pearl Bailey's first ten years as a recording artist (1945-1955). Picking up where Fats Waller left off, this gorgeous, powerful, and witty woman dismantled all kinds of long-established presentational conventions by half-singing, half-talking her way through every song she ever handled

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Jasmine presents a casual overview of selections from Pearl Bailey's first ten years as a recording artist (1945-1955). Picking up where Fats Waller left off, this gorgeous, powerful, and witty woman dismantled all kinds of long-established presentational conventions by half-singing, half-talking her way through every song she ever handled. On this compilation the two best examples of her as a solo act are "I Ain't Talkin'" and "Solid Gold Cadillac." Pearl's collaborations with the Charioteers are fun and her rowdy duets with Hot Lips Page are delightful; "The Hucklebuck" is an intimate riot and "It's a Great Feeling" successfully conveys the optimistic joy of mutual love and affection. "Saturday Night Fish Fry" appears to be a long-lost rehearsal take of the famous Pearl Bailey/Jackie "Moms" Mabley duet of 1949. The inclusion of these wonderful recordings places this little anthology among the best entries in Pearl Bailey's digital discography.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2000
Label:
Jasmine Music
UPC:
0604988038125
catalogNumber:
381
Rank:
100234

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Ain't She Sweet! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm in love with this CD. I fought it to be full of bitter-sweetness. I brought a copy about 4 years ago and I lost it through an accident but it is so good to me that I am going to purchase another one.