Essential Lena Horne

Essential Lena Horne

by Lena Horne

Lena Horne's fruitful recording career is surveyed with typical care and finesse by Sony/Legacy in The Essential Lena Horne, a two-disc, 39-track summation of her RCA Records career (which includes the vast majority of her best material). More than most recording stars, Horne excelled on screen or in concert, and theSee more details below


Lena Horne's fruitful recording career is surveyed with typical care and finesse by Sony/Legacy in The Essential Lena Horne, a two-disc, 39-track summation of her RCA Records career (which includes the vast majority of her best material). More than most recording stars, Horne excelled on screen or in concert, and the collection spends considerable time on that aspect of her art, presenting several of her movie-musical highlights (including her signature song, "Stormy Weather") and a series of extended medleys recorded onstage, such as the Duke Ellington pairing "Mood Indigo"/"I'm Beginning to See the Light" from 1957's At the Waldorf Astoria, a medley of slightly obscure Cole Porter material from the same engagement, and a Jule Styne medley originally recorded in 1961 and included on At the Sands. The collection features a few songs new to the digital realm, and makes a lengthy but thorough introduction to Horne, the singer with more charisma and personality than any of her peers.

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Disc 1

  1. Stormy Weather  - Lena Horne
  2. Good-For-Nothin' Joe  - Lena Horne
  3. I An't Got Nothin' But the Blues  - Lena Horne
  4. Where or When  - Lena Horne
  5. How Long Has This Been Going On  - Lena Horne
  6. One For My Baby (and One More For the Road)  - Lena Horne
  7. What Is This Thing Called Love?  - Lena Horne
  8. Love Me or Leave Me  - Lena Horne
  9. Let Me Love You  - Lena Horne
  10. Mad About the Boy  - Lena Horne
  11. From This Moment On  - Lena Horne
  12. Love is the Thing  - Lena Horne
  13. If You Can Dream  - Lena Horne
  14. It's Love  - Lena Horne
  15. Summertime  - Lena Horne
  16. New Fangled Tango  - Lena Horne
  17. That Old Feeling  - Lena Horne
  18. Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home  - Lena Horne
  19. Mood Indigo/I'm Beginning To See the Light  - Lena Horne
  20. How's Your Romance/After You/Love of My Life/It's All Right with Me  - Lena Horne

Disc 2

  1. Just One of Those Things  - Lena Horne
  2. Honeysuckle Rose  - Lena Horne
  3. Ain't It De Truth  - Lena Horne
  4. Give Me Love  - Lena Horne
  5. Someone To Watch Over Me  - Lena Horne
  6. Push De Button  - Lena Horne
  7. Speak Low  - Lena Horne
  8. The Rules of the Road  - Lena Horne
  9. You Don't Have To Know the Language  - Lena Horne
  10. Napoleon  - Lena Horne
  11. At Long Last Love  - Lena Horne
  12. Concentrate on You  - Lena Horne
  13. Take It Slow, Joe  - Lena Horne
  14. A Ride on a Rainbow/Never Never Land/I Said No/Some People  - Lena Horne
  15. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart  - Lena Horne
  16. The Man I Love  - Lena Horne
  17. Watch What Happens  - Lena Horne
  18. I Will Wait For You  - Lena Horne
  19. Stormy Weather  - Lena Horne

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lena Horne   Primary Artist
Charlie Barnet   Leader,Saxophone
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Herb Geller   Saxophone
Michel Legrand   Leader
Shelly Manne   Drums
Dave Pell   Saxophone
Bud Shank   Saxophone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Horace Henderson   Conductor
Viola   Guitar
John Letman   Trumpet
Phil Moore   Piano
Marty Gold   Conductor
George Duvivier   Bass
Robert Byrne   Trombone
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Danny Banks   Saxophone
George Berg   Saxophone
Wallace Bishop   Drums
Kurt Bloom   Saxophone
Lou Bring   Conductor
Bob Burnet   Trumpet
Marion Childers   Trumpet
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Gene DiNovi   Piano
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
George Esposito   Trumpet
Bus Etri   Guitar
Lennie Hayton   Conductor
James Lamare   Saxophone
Ford Leary   Trombone
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Marty Paich   Conductor
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Thomas Mitchell   Trombone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Saxophone
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Spud Murphy   Trombone
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Abraham Richman   Saxophone
Bill Robertson   Trombone
Don Ruppersberg   Trombone
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Ray Sims   Trombone
Phil Stevens   Bass
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Lyman Vunk   Trumpet
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Doles Dickens   Bass Fiddle
Emanuel Gershman   Saxophone
Bernard Kaufman   Saxophone
Eddie Wasserman   Saxophone
Leo White   Saxophone
Bill Miller   Piano
Eugene Sedric   Clarinet
Conn Humphries   Saxophone
Joe Marshall   Drums
Herbert Harper   Trombone
Bob Enovoldsen   Saxophone
Bart Varsolona   Trombone
Alfred De Risi   Trumpet
Edward Leroy Gibbs   Guitar
Clarence P. Carpenter   Trombone
Rene Palmieri   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Irving Mills   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Noël Coward   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Ogden Nash   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Jacques Demy   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Lennie Hayton   Arranger
Gus Kahn   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Joe Reisman   Arranger
Leo Robin   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
David Foil   Product Development
Jackson Braider   Liner Notes
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Nancy Sacks   Graphic Design
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Ned Freeman   Arranger
Ted Koehler   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Henry Nemo   Composer
Don George   Composer
Matt Dubey   Composer
Jerry Winn   Composer
Jennifer Liebeskind   Product Development
Robert Burns   Composer
John Redmond   Composer
Maria Triana   Mastering
Scott Farthing   Marketing
Tammy Van Aken   Packaging Manager
Leslie Collman-Smith   Marketing
Harold Karr   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer
Albany "Barney" Bigard   Composer
Edward L. Alperson   Composer
Nicholas Brodzsky   Composer

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