The Essential Lena Horne

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2010
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886977565724
  • Catalog Number: 775657
  • Sales rank: 1,315

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lena Horne Primary Artist
Charlie Barnet Leader, Saxophone
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Harry "Sweets" 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
Al 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 Jr. Composer
Nicholas Brodzsky Composer
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