Stormy Weather: The Legendary Lena (1941-1958)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although the very attractive Lena Horne has never really been a jazz singer, her vocals are generally of interest to jazz listeners and she has occasionally recorded in jazz settings. This Bluebird CD is pretty definitive of the first half of her career. Horne sings a pair of ballads with Charlie Barnet's 1941 orchestra and two songs including "Don't Take Your Love From Me" with a unique Artie Shaw-led all-star band that includes Benny Carter, Red Allen, and a string section. The remainder of the disc features Horne backed by studio orchestras, and the results are superior if sometimes overly dramatic renditions of standards as rendered by a top-notch cabaret singer. ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although the very attractive Lena Horne has never really been a jazz singer, her vocals are generally of interest to jazz listeners and she has occasionally recorded in jazz settings. This Bluebird CD is pretty definitive of the first half of her career. Horne sings a pair of ballads with Charlie Barnet's 1941 orchestra and two songs including "Don't Take Your Love From Me" with a unique Artie Shaw-led all-star band that includes Benny Carter, Red Allen, and a string section. The remainder of the disc features Horne backed by studio orchestras, and the results are superior if sometimes overly dramatic renditions of standards as rendered by a top-notch cabaret singer. Highlights include "Stormy Weather," "Ill Wind," "Moanin' Low," "As Long As I Live," and "It's All Right With Me."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/1990
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078635998528
  • Catalog Number: 9985

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You're My Thrill - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra (3:14)
  2. 2 Good-For-Nothin' Joe - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra (3:20)
  3. 3 Love Me a Little Little - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:02)
  4. 4 Don't Take Your Love from Me - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:08)
  5. 5 Stormy Weather (3:21)
  6. 6 What Is This Thing Called Love? (2:39)
  7. 7 Ill Wind (2:28)
  8. 8 The Man I Love (3:19)
  9. 9 Where or When (2:41)
  10. 10 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (3:09)
  11. 11 Moanin' Low (2:42)
  12. 12 I Didn't Know About You (3:05)
  13. 13 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) (3:19)
  14. 14 As Long as I Live (2:45)
  15. 15 I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues (2:54)
  16. 16 How Long Has This Been Going On? (3:24)
  17. 17 It's Love (2:11)
  18. 18 Let Me Love You (3:17)
  19. 19 It's All Right with Me (2:40)
  20. 20 People Will Say We're in Love (3:23)
  21. 21 Just in Time (2:55)
  22. 22 Get out of Town (2:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lena Horne Primary Artist, Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
Charlie Barnet Saxophone
Eddie Bert Trombone
Illinois Jacquet Saxophone
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Remo Palmier Guitar
Artie Shaw Clarinet
Dave Barbour Guitar
Bobby Byrne Trombone
Horace Henderson Conductor
Frank Rehak Trombone
Nick Travis Trumpet
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Don Lamond Drums
John Letman Trumpet
Phil Moore Piano
Nellie Lutcher Piano
George Duvivier Bass
Al Cohn Saxophone
Robert Alexander Trombone
Harold Baker Trumpet
Danny Banks Saxophone
Benny Carter Alto Saxophone
Artie Bernstein Bass
Wallace Bishop Drums
Kurt Bloom Saxophone
Perry Botkin Guitar
Lou Bring Conductor
Billy Byers Trombone
Bob Burnet Trumpet
Eddie Caine Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Al DeRisi Trumpet
Gene DiNovi Piano
Al Epstein Saxophone
George Esposito Trumpet
Bus Etri Guitar
Eddie Gibbs Guitar
Bernie Glow Trumpet
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Conn Humphreys Saxophone
Clyde Hurley Trumpet
Osie Johnson Drums
Manny Klein Trumpet
James Lamare Saxophone
Ford Leary Trombone
Cliff Leeman Drums
Sam Marowitz Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Jack Mayhew Saxophone
Tony Mottola Guitar
Claude "Spud" Murphy Trombone
Charlie O'Kane Saxophone
Romeo Penque Saxophone
Neely Plumb Saxophone
Bernie Privin Trumpet
Abraham Richman Saxophone
Bill Robertson Trombone
Les Robinson Saxophone
Don Ruppersberg Trombone
Mischa Russell Violin
Gene Sedric Clarinet
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Jimmy Shirley Guitar
John Simmons Bass
Jack Stacey Saxophone
Phil Stevens Bass
Billy Strayhorn Piano
Lyman Vunk Trumpet
Chauncey Welsch Trombone
Sonny White Piano
Doles Dickens Bass
Stanley Webb Saxophone
Nick Pisani Violin
Wayne E. Songer Saxophone
John d'Agostino Trombone
Vincent Forchetti Trombone
Randy Miller Trombone
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra Track Performer
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra Track Performer
Billy Taylor Sr. Bass
Manny Gershman Saxophone
Morton Friedman Saxophone
Jake "Vernon" Porter Trumpet
Archie Rosate Saxophone
Leo White Saxophone
Laura Newell Strings, Harp
Bill Miller Piano
Al Gilbert Saxophone
Berisford "Shep" Shepherd Drums
Technical Credits
Ralph Burns Arranger
Howard Smith Composer
Willie Rodriguez Contributor
Steve Backer Executive Producer
Lennie Hayton Arranger
Horace Holmes Composer
Orrin Keepnews Producer
Eileen Orr Composer
Michael Bourne Liner Notes
Ned Freeman Arranger
Bart Howard Composer
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