Verve Remixed: The First Ladies

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Like the other Verve Remixed compilations, as well as similar projects such as Motown Remixed and Mayfield: Remixed, Verve Remixed: The First Ladies is bound to provoke a negative reaction -- or rejection on principle -- from purists. As with those earlier releases, this is more about the remixers than it is the original artists. There's so little of the latter that the tracks are more like new productions that merely sample them. The highlights are the atmospheric and graceful inclusions: Ella Fitzgerald's "Blue Skies [Maya Jane Coles Remix]" and Stan Getz and João Gilberto's "Corcovado [TOKiMONSTA Remix]."
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Like the other Verve Remixed compilations, as well as similar projects such as Motown Remixed and Mayfield: Remixed, Verve Remixed: The First Ladies is bound to provoke a negative reaction -- or rejection on principle -- from purists. As with those earlier releases, this is more about the remixers than it is the original artists. There's so little of the latter that the tracks are more like new productions that merely sample them. The highlights are the atmospheric and graceful inclusions: Ella Fitzgerald's "Blue Skies [Maya Jane Coles Remix]" and Stan Getz and João Gilberto's "Corcovado [TOKiMONSTA Remix]."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/2013
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602537324811
  • Catalog Number: 001815902
  • Sales rank: 13,190

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Too Darn Hot - Ella Fitzgerald (3:10)
  2. 2 Fly Me to the Moon - Astrud Gilberto (5:44)
  3. 3 Feeling Good - Nina Simone (3:51)
  4. 4 Please Mr. Brown - Sarah Vaughan (3:46)
  5. 5 Woman of the Ghetto - Marlena Shaw (3:45)
  6. 6 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Nina Simone (4:14)
  7. 7 My Man - Billie Holiday (3:56)
  8. 8 So Nice (Summer Samba) - Astrud Gilberto (4:24)
  9. 9 Jericho - Sister Rosetta Tharpe (3:06)
  10. 10 I Put a Spell on You - Nina Simone (4:46)
  11. 11 Blue Skies - Ella Fitzgerald (5:37)
  12. 12 Corcovado - Astrud Gilberto (3:45)
  13. 13 I've Got You Under My Skin - Dinah Washington (4:02)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Beau Thomas Mastering
David Ives Mastering
Dahlia Ambach Caplin Producer
T.J. River Art Direction
Todd C. Roberts Producer
Seth Drake Mastering
Jen Montgomery Art Direction
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