Incomparable Ethel Waters

The Incomparable Ethel Waters

by Ethel Waters
     
 
A major and influential force on other singers and the first African-American jazz singer to cross over to white audiences, Ethel Waters had a very significant career. This single disc barely scratches the surface of her productive career with 17 selections, mostly from 1925-26, 1931-35 and 1940. Surprisingly, there are only two

Overview

A major and influential force on other singers and the first African-American jazz singer to cross over to white audiences, Ethel Waters had a very significant career. This single disc barely scratches the surface of her productive career with 17 selections, mostly from 1925-26, 1931-35 and 1940. Surprisingly, there are only two selections from the 1920s: "Shake That Thing" and "Maybe Not At All" (which has her doing effective imitations of Bessie Smith and Clara Smith). The other high points include "Stormy Weather," "You're Lucky To Me," "Cabin In The Sky," and "Taking A Chance On Love." But this set, which jumps around chronologically, could have been a little better organized, although it works as an introduction to new listeners who are unfamiliar with Ethel Waters.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646585221
catalogNumber:
65852

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ethel Waters   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Gene Krupa   Drums
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Joe Venuti   Violin
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet
Coleman Hawkins   Baritone Saxophone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Larry Binyon   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Rube Bloom   Piano
Shirley Clay   Trumpet
Tony Colucci   Guitar
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Walter Edelstein   Violin
Stan King   Drums
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Ben Selvin   Violin
Frank Signorelli   Piano
Joe "Fox" Smith   Cornet
Pearl Wright   Piano
Sterling Bose   Trumpet
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Joe Tarto   Bass
Art Karle   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Hoffman   Violin
Fulton McGrath   Piano
Lou Kosloff   Violin
Her Ebony Four   Accompaniment

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Gene Simmons   Composer
Eubie Blake   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
H. Brooks   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Duke Ellington   Contributor
John Latouche   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Sam H. Stept   Composer
T. Waller   Composer
Mitch Weissman   Composer
Nedra Olds-Neal   Producer
Joel Zimmerman   Art Direction
E.J. Waters   Composer
Harry Brooks   Composer
Ann Duquesnay   Liner Notes
Ted Koehler   Composer
Sidney Clare   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Sidney Easton   Composer
Ted Fetter   Composer
A.J. Nicholas   Composer
Mann Holiner   Composer
Alberta Nichols   Composer
Triana DOrazio   Packaging Manager
Donald Bogle   Liner Notes
Flournoy Miller   Contributor
T. Koeler   Composer

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