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Carmen McRae: Finest Hour

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
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.
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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2000
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731454376020
  • Catalog Number: 543760

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Was Doing All Right - Tadd Dameron & His Orchestra (2:50)
  2. 2 How Long Has This Been Going On? (4:06)
  3. 3 Namely You - Jack Pleis & His Orchestra (2:46)
  4. 4 Dream of Life (4:02)
  5. 5 The Eagle and Me (2:48)
  6. 6 Do You Know Why? (2:53)
  7. 7 Whatever Lola Wants - Jack Pleis & His Orchestra (3:00)
  8. 8 When Your Lover Has Gone - Luther Henderson & His Orchestra (3:35)
  9. 9 Weak for the Man - Jack Pleis & His Orchestra (4:08)
  10. 10 Mad About the Boy - Jack Pleis & His Orchestra (4:14)
  11. 11 Love Is a Simple Thing - Ernie Wilkins Orchestra (2:05)
  12. 12 I Wants to Stay Here (3:50)
  13. 13 Baltimore Oriole (3:54)
  14. 14 Invitatio - Jack Pleis & His Orchestra (2:55)
  15. 15 Something to Live For (3:14)
  16. 16 Midnight Sun - Ralph Burns Orchestra (3:48)
  17. 17 Georgia Rose (3:22)
  18. 18 Love Is Here to Stay (3:04)
  19. 19 Perdido (2:50)
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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
Al Cohn Tenor Saxophone
Joe Benjamin Bass
Billy Byers Trombone
Sammy Davis Jr. 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
Al 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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