Essential Eartha Kitt

Essential Eartha Kitt

by Eartha Kitt
     
 

With her slinky, alluring stage presence and her wink-in-the-eye purr of a voice, Eartha Kitt was a one-of-a-kind artist and act in the 1950s, an icon who, had she been a young star when the era hit in the '80s, would have made the song video her own: she instinctively understood that the visual and the song go hand in hand in the modern pop world. This two-disc,… See more details below

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With her slinky, alluring stage presence and her wink-in-the-eye purr of a voice, Eartha Kitt was a one-of-a-kind artist and act in the 1950s, an icon who, had she been a young star when the era hit in the '80s, would have made the song video her own: she instinctively understood that the visual and the song go hand in hand in the modern pop world. This two-disc, 40-track set collects the best of her recordings for RCA Victor between 1952 and 1957, including 1952's sultry "Monotonous," 1953's "Santa Baby," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "I Want to Be Evil," the haunting "The Day the Circus Left Town," and the weary, resigned "Dinner for One Please, James" both from 1955, and 1957's "St. Louis Blues," drawn from the motion picture of the same name that hit movie screens in 1958. Kitt went on to more movie, stage, club, and television work, but the heart of her recorded legacy as a singer is collected here.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/15/2011
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886978341921
catalogNumber:
783419
Rank:
38151

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Monotonous  - Eartha Kitt
  2. Bal Petit Bal  - Eartha Kitt
  3. Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore  - Eartha Kitt
  4. Two Lovers  - Eartha Kitt
  5. I Want To Be Evil  - Eartha Kitt
  6. C'est Si Bon  - Eartha Kitt
  7. Uska Dara: A Turkish Tale  - Eartha Kitt
  8. Angelitos Negros  - Eartha Kitt
  9. Santa Baby  - Eartha Kitt
  10. Under the Bridges of Paris  - Eartha Kitt
  11. Let's Do It  - Eartha Kitt
  12. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes  - Eartha Kitt
  13. My Heart Belongs To Daddy  - Eartha Kitt
  14. Lovin' Spree  - Eartha Kitt
  15. Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell (Who's Got De Ding Dong)  - Eartha Kitt
  16. Looking For a Boy  - Eartha Kitt
  17. If I Was a Boy  - Eartha Kitt
  18. My Daddy is a Dandy  - Eartha Kitt
  19. Hey Jacque  - Eartha Kitt
  20. The Heel  - Eartha Kitt

Disc 2

  1. The Day the Circus Left Town  - Eartha Kitt
  2. Mambo De Paree  - Eartha Kitt
  3. Dinner For One Please, James  - Eartha Kitt
  4. Sweet and Gentle (Me Lo Dijo Adela)  - Eartha Kitt
  5. Je Cherche Un Homme  - Eartha Kitt
  6. Just an Old Fashioned Girl  - Eartha Kitt
  7. Mademoiselle Kitt  - Eartha Kitt
  8. Lazy Afternoon  - Eartha Kitt
  9. Lisbon Antigua  - Eartha Kitt
  10. Lullaby of Birdland  - Eartha Kitt
  11. Honolulu Rock and Roll  - Eartha Kitt
  12. I'm a Funny Dame  - Eartha Kitt
  13. A Woman Wouldn't Be a Woman  - Eartha Kitt
  14. Toujours Gai  - Eartha Kitt
  15. Take My Love, Take My Love  - Eartha Kitt
  16. Careless Love  - Eartha Kitt
  17. The Memphis Blues  - Eartha Kitt
  18. Chantez Les Bas  - Eartha Kitt
  19. St. Louis Blues  - Eartha Kitt
  20. Steal Away  - Eartha Kitt

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eartha Kitt   Primary Artist
Dennis Farnon   Conductor
Hugo Winterhalter   Conductor
Maurice Levine   Conductor
Joe Reisman   Conductor
Anton Coppola   Conductor
Abba Bogin   Conductor
Jester Hairston Choir   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Producer
George Shearing   Composer
Matty Matlock   Arranger
W.C. Handy   Composer
Robert Clary   Duet
Jerome Kern   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Joe Carlton   Producer
Herman Diaz   Producer
Dennis Farnon   Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Henri René   Producer
Michael Hill   Liner Notes
Hugo Winterhalter   Producer
John Latouche   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Joe Reisman   Producer
Wayne Shanklin   Composer
Mark Wilder   Mastering
Mark Larson   Art Direction
H. Betti   Composer
Michael Kull   Tape Research
Gilles Petard   Cover Photo
Harold Spina   Composer
Manuel Alvarez Maciste   Composer
Andres Eloy Blanco   Composer
Traditional   Composer
B. Hilliard   Composer
J. Galhardo   Composer
A. Hornez   Composer
J. Shelton   Composer
J. Carroll   Composer
W. Robison   Composer
D. Cochran   Composer
H. Perry   Composer
J. Javits   Composer
C. Leigh   Composer
A. Hoffman   Composer
G. Kleinsinger   Composer
F. Lemarque   Composer
M. Dubey   Composer
D. Manning   Composer
L. Wilson   Composer
J. Kennedy   Composer
J. Darion   Composer
Henry Grill   Producer
E.D. Thomas   Composer

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