Art of Mabel Mercer

The Art of Mabel Mercer

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by Mabel Mercer
     
 
Good two-record anthology that features outstanding cabaret vocalist Mabel Mercer. Her approach was brillant, but not for everyone; it was stiff by jazz phrasing standards, and put far more emphasis on technique than feeling. Yet, few have been better at doing highly stylized material.

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Good two-record anthology that features outstanding cabaret vocalist Mabel Mercer. Her approach was brillant, but not for everyone; it was stiff by jazz phrasing standards, and put far more emphasis on technique than feeling. Yet, few have been better at doing highly stylized material.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2001
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431683828
catalogNumber:
6838
Rank:
68011

Tracks

  1. While We're Young
  2. The First Warm Day in May
  3. Let Me Love You
  4. You Will Wear Velvet
  5. Some Fine Day
  6. Remind Me
  7. It Happens All Over the World
  8. Hello, Young Lovers
  9. Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)
  10. Over the Weekend
  11. Goodbye John
  12. Did You Ever Cross Over to Sneeden's
  13. Thank You for the Flowers
  14. It Was Worth It
  15. Early Morning Blues
  16. Ivory Tower
  17. By Myself
  18. Charm
  19. Little Girl Blue
  20. Trouble Man
  21. The End of a Love Affair
  22. From This Moment On
  23. You Are Not My First Love
  24. Just One of Those Things
  25. The Riviera
  26. Sunday in Savannah
  27. Carry Me Back to Old Manhattan
  28. Would You Believe It?

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The Art of Mabel Mercer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Atlantic put several 10'' albums on 2 33s and wisely called it THE ART OF MABEL MERCER. Considered by many as the greatest interpreter of popular song, Miss Mercer sings 24 songs of all kinds. Collectables should be congratulated for reissuing this on CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the seventeen years since her death at the age of eighty-four no cabaret artist has come close to matching Mabel Mercer's brilliance in the interpretation of the pop classic canon.This is the best of her albums.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am old enough to have seen mabel mercer perform. i took my future wife to hear her on our first date. by the time i first heard her, she did not have much of a voice (perhaps she never did). what she did have was impecable taste in her choice of songs, a wonderful musical sense, and a marvelous ability to interpret a lyric. whatever song she sang, i felt i was listening to the definitive version. i own ''the art of mabel mercer'' in vinyl. it is a terrific introduction to this great and largely unknown singer.