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The Essential Eartha Kitt

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/2011
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886978341921
  • Catalog Number: 783419
  • Sales rank: 4,950

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
The 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 Jr. 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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