Music of Manhattan, 1951

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Lee Wiley was a mysterious, enigmatic figure; a subtle singer, she was both introverted and sensual. Although Wiley mostly stuck reasonably close to the melodies she sang and never scatted, her phrasing uplifted each of the standards that she interpreted, and she improvised just enough to be considered a jazz singer. This particular CD contains mostly live and rare material dating from 1951-1952. At the time, after a few years off records, Wiley was having a slight comeback with her Columbia LP Night in Manhattan. There are 23 titles on this CD, taken from nine different occasions; some of the songs are repeated "Manhattan" and "I've Got a Crush on You" pop up three times ...
See more details below
CD
$15.03
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$16.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $4.99   
  • New (3) from $13.18   
  • Used (1) from $4.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Lee Wiley was a mysterious, enigmatic figure; a subtle singer, she was both introverted and sensual. Although Wiley mostly stuck reasonably close to the melodies she sang and never scatted, her phrasing uplifted each of the standards that she interpreted, and she improvised just enough to be considered a jazz singer. This particular CD contains mostly live and rare material dating from 1951-1952. At the time, after a few years off records, Wiley was having a slight comeback with her Columbia LP Night in Manhattan. There are 23 titles on this CD, taken from nine different occasions; some of the songs are repeated "Manhattan" and "I've Got a Crush on You" pop up three times apiece but one's interest is held throughout. Highlights include "Oh, Look at Me Now," "Ghost of a Chance," and two versions apiece of "Sugar" and "Street of Dreams." Among the key sidemen in the small group sessions one song has the Ray Bloch Orchestra are pianist Joe Buskin, trumpeter Billy Butterfield, cornetist Muggsy Spanier in top form, trumpeter Buck Clayton, and a Dixieland band that includes trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen. Although not as essential as her earlier songbooks, which are available on the Audiophile label, this collection of former rarities some of the titles were previously out on the Memories Lightest, Yadeon, or Jass labels, but seven had never been issued before is highly recommended to Lee Wiley fans, particularly since the singer did not record that much later in her career. The liner notes by Will Friedwald are an additional plus, containing interesting anecdotes by some of Wiley's famous friends.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/2000
  • Label: Uptown Jazz
  • UPC: 026198274627
  • Catalog Number: 2746
  • Sales rank: 105,543

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Wiley Primary Artist, Vocals
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Jo Jones Drums
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Joe Bushkin Piano
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Barrett Deems Drums
George Wein Piano
George Wettling Drums
Dave Bowman Piano
Milt Hinton Bass
Jerry Winner Clarinet
Howie Anderson Piano
Morty Stuhlmaker Bass
John Green Field Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Bing Crosby Composer
Lee Wiley Composer
Lester Young Composer
Joe Bushkin Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Ira Gershwin Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Donald Heywood Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Matt Murman Mastering
Leo Robin Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Jess Stacy Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Victor Young Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
David A. Sunenblick Producer
Robert E. Sunenblick Producer
John DeVries Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Clifford Grey Composer
Walter Hirsch Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
William Cooke Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously