Lena Horne Sings: The M-G-M Singles

Lena Horne Sings: The M-G-M Singles

by Lena Horne
     
 
Hip-o Select proudly releases Lena Horne Sings: The M-G-M Singles Collection, a 16-track set that is just what the title claims: the first-ever retrospective of Ms. Horne's classic, classy singles on M-G-M Records. The compilation complements the paperback release of Stormy

Overview

Hip-o Select proudly releases Lena Horne Sings: The M-G-M Singles Collection, a 16-track set that is just what the title claims: the first-ever retrospective of Ms. Horne's classic, classy singles on M-G-M Records. The compilation complements the paperback release of Stormy Weather: The Life Of Lena Horne, whose author, James Gavin, co-produced Lena Horne Sings and wrote its liner notes.

In the late 1940s, when M-G-M established its record label, Ms. Horne was one of its first artists to record. Lena Horne Sings includes every Horne single issued on M-G-M, as well as even rarer recordings for the label issued only on international singles and EPs, such as "Something To Live For," "Pass Me By," and "A Foggy Day." The nostalgic cover for Lena Horne Sings is based on the original design of a 45 RPM singles box set, while the booklet re-creates images from other rare releases, including a 12-inch LP issued on M-G-M's Lion subsidiary.

Rare photos, Mr. Gavin's terrific liner notes, and detailed track annotations add to the exceptional quality of this collection. The masters have also been significantly restored and remastered for the first time, making a young Lena Horne sound as beautiful as she looked. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2010
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602527274447
catalogNumber:
001379402

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lena Horne   Primary Artist
Luther Henderson   Piano,Conductor
Lennie Hayton   Conductor

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Mercer Ellington   Composer
Artie Shaw   Composer
Phil Moore   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Luther Henderson   Rhythm Direction
Jerome Kern   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
J.C. Higginbotham   Composer
John Latouche   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
James Gavin   Liner Notes
Vartan   Art Direction
Hollis King   Art Direction
Ted Koehler   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Andrew Labarrere   Licensing
Hillis Walters   Composer

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