The Best of Etta Jones: The Prestige Singles

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
While Etta Jones could not be placed into the very top tier of jazz singers, she was a good one. And as this compilation draws 18 tracks from the most commercially and artistically successful phase of her career, it might be the best place to start for hearing her work. Recorded between 1960 and 1963, these did all happen to be released on singles, as the title indicates, though it's sometimes forgotten that there were still jazz tracks being issued as singles in the 1960s. Of course, the most popular of those was "Don't Go to Strangers," which actually made the pop Top 40 in 1960. Jones was a warm and versatile singer with a bit more appeal to pop listeners than ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
While Etta Jones could not be placed into the very top tier of jazz singers, she was a good one. And as this compilation draws 18 tracks from the most commercially and artistically successful phase of her career, it might be the best place to start for hearing her work. Recorded between 1960 and 1963, these did all happen to be released on singles, as the title indicates, though it's sometimes forgotten that there were still jazz tracks being issued as singles in the 1960s. Of course, the most popular of those was "Don't Go to Strangers," which actually made the pop Top 40 in 1960. Jones was a warm and versatile singer with a bit more appeal to pop listeners than most, usually backed by good small combos on this mixture of ballads and up-tempo material, though Oliver Nelson arranged and conducted the strings on a most adventurous, eccentric "Unchained Melody." More satisfying than the ballads, though, are the sassier, faster, and slightly bluesier outings, like "You Came a Long Way From St. Louis," "In the Dark," the sultry "The Gal From Joe's," and again with Nelson's strings "Just Friends." The cha cha pass at "Nature Boy" is good, too, with Kenny Burrell handling one of the guitars.
Jazz Times
The Best of provides an excellent introduction to Jones's work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/2002
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218312127
  • Catalog Number: 11021
  • Sales rank: 65,012

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Go to Strangers (3:53)
  2. 2 If I Had You (3:53)
  3. 3 Canadian Sunset (2:37)
  4. 4 That's All There Is to That (4:01)
  5. 5 Till There Was You (2:09)
  6. 6 All the Way (4:42)
  7. 7 Unchained Melody (7:57)
  8. 8 Hurry Home (2:27)
  9. 9 You Came a Long Way from St. Louis (3:00)
  10. 10 Just Friends (2:54)
  11. 11 I'll Be There (2:55)
  12. 12 In the Dark (2:55)
  13. 13 Nature Boy (3:38)
  14. 14 Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo (2:33)
  15. 15 Love Walked In (4:16)
  16. 16 Old Folks (3:04)
  17. 17 Someday My Prince Will Come (4:08)
  18. 18 The Gal from Joe's (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Etta Jones Primary Artist, Vocals
Phil Bodner Reeds
Oliver Nelson Conductor, Alto Saxophone
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
Jerome Richardson Flute, Reeds, Tenor Saxophone
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Lem Winchester Vibes
Larry Young Organ
Patti Bown Piano
Oliver Jackson Drums
Lloyd Mayers Piano
Richard Wyands Piano
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Kenn Cox Piano
Jimmy Neely Piano
Skeeter Best Guitar
George Duvivier Bass
Ray Alonge French Horn
Bob Ashton Tenor Saxophone
George Barrow Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Arthur "Babe"Clarke Reeds
Eric Dixon Reeds
Ernie Hayes Piano
Roy Haynes Drums
Rudy Lawless Drums
Peck Morrison Bass
Michel Mulia Bass
Charlie Persip Drums
Wally Richardson Guitar
Frank Wess Flute
Jimmie Smith Drums
Sam Bruno Bass
Jerry Dodgion Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Eddie Heywood Composer
Oliver Nelson String Arrangements
Irving Mills Composer
John Benson Brooks Composer
Bronislaw Kaper Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Esmond Edwards Liner Notes, Author
Redd Evans Composer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Alex North Composer
Clyde Otis Composer
Bob Russell Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Hy Zaret Composer
Joseph Meyer Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Kelly Owens Composer
Eden Ahbez Composer
Lillian "Lil" Green Composer
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
Dave Mann Composer
Frank Churchill Composer
Willard Robison Composer
Ted Shapiro Composer
Reginald Connelly Composer
Dedette Lee Hill Composer
Arthur Kent Composer
Larry Morey Composer
John Klenner Composer
Jimmy Campbell Composer
Howard Cook Composer
Helen Deutsch Composer
Bob Emmerich Composer
Buddy Bernier Composer
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