The Art of Mabel Mercer

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
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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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2001
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431683828
  • Catalog Number: 6838
  • Sales rank: 18,062

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mabel Mercer Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
Kurt Weill Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Patrice Rushen Composer
Cy Coleman Composer
Virginia Astley Composer
Nat King Cole Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Jacques Prévert Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Sonny Terry Composer
Morty Palitz Composer
Maxwell Anderson Composer
Mary Ellen Mason Liner Notes
Joseph Kosma Composer
Edward Redding Composer
Karen Evans Composer
Joseph McCarthy Composer
Bart Howard Composer
MacKay, Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the art of mabel mercer

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Doyenne of Cabaret

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding Collection of Mabel at Her Best

    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.

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