Carmen McRae: Finest Hour

Carmen McRae: Finest Hour

by Carmen McRae
     
 

An in-depth 19-track overview of the career of jazz vocalist Carmen McRae, demonstrating her bebop-influenced vocal styling ranging from blues ballads to fluid bop scat. Part of the Verve Finest Hour series, this well-presented album is a fine introduction to the artist at an affordable price.See more details below

Overview

An in-depth 19-track overview of the career of jazz vocalist Carmen McRae, demonstrating her bebop-influenced vocal styling ranging from blues ballads to fluid bop scat. Part of the Verve Finest Hour series, this well-presented album is a fine introduction to the artist at an affordable price.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731454376020
catalogNumber:
543760
Rank:
307542

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Tracks

  1. I Was Doing All Right  -  Tadd Dameron & His Orchestra
  2. How Long Has This Been Going On?  - Carmen McRae
  3. Namely You  -  Jack Pleis & His Orchestra
  4. Dream of Life  - Carmen McRae
  5. The Eagle and Me  - Carmen McRae
  6. Do You Know Why?  - Carmen McRae
  7. Whatever Lola Wants  -  Jack Pleis & His Orchestra
  8. When Your Lover Has Gone  -  Luther Henderson & His Orchestra
  9. Weak for the Man  -  Jack Pleis & His Orchestra
  10. Mad About the Boy  -  Jack Pleis & His Orchestra
  11. Love Is a Simple Thing  -  Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
  12. I Wants to Stay Here  - Carmen McRae
  13. Baltimore Oriole  - Carmen McRae
  14. Invitatio  -  Jack Pleis & His Orchestra
  15. Something to Live For  - Carmen McRae
  16. Midnight Sun  -  Ralph Burns Orchestra
  17. Georgia Rose  - Carmen McRae
  18. Love Is Here to Stay  - Carmen McRae
  19. Perdido  - Carmen McRae

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carmen McRae   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ray Bryant   Piano
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Buddy Collette   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Aaron Bell   Bass
Ronnell Bright   Piano
Dick Katz   Piano
Fred Katz   Conductor
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Justin Gordon   Bass Clarinet
Joe Marino   Piano
Luther Henderson   Conductor
Don Abney   Piano
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Billy Byers   Trombone
Sammy Davis   Vocals
Vinnie Dean   Alto Saxophone
Ernie Wilkins   Conductor
Paul Faulise   Bass Trombone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Mickey Gravine   Trombone
Lennie Johnson   Trumpet
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz   Trumpet
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Jack Pleis   Conductor
Sol Schlinger   Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Smith   Drums
Nick Stabulas   Drums
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Specs Wright   Drums
George W. Smith   Clarinet
Tommy Williams   Bass
Warren Webb   Oboe
Floyd Williams   Drums
Stewart   Trumpet
Richard Gene Williams   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Ralph Burns   Arranger
Fred Katz   Arranger
Buddy Bregman   Arranger
Luther Henderson   Arranger
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Milt Gabler   Engineer
Jack Kapp   Engineer
Jack Pleis   Arranger
Mort Stevens   Arranger
Hollis King   Art Direction
John Wriggle   Producer
Jeanne Burns   Composer

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