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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The pairing of chanteuse Lena Horne and guitarist Gabor Szabo may seem incongruous on paper, but Watch What Happens! is an unexpected delight, capturing a soulfulness and sass largely absent from the singer's previous efforts. Producer and arranger Gary McFarland's candy-coated orchestral settings afford Horne the opportunity to step out of the elegant but often stuffy refinement of her classic LPs and let down her hair. Her vocals pirouette around Szabo's hypnotically funky guitar leads with the focused abandon of a child playing hopscotch. Keyboardist Richard Tee, bassist Chuck Rainey, and drummer Grady Tate contribute the supple grooves that highlight so many McFarland ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The pairing of chanteuse Lena Horne and guitarist Gabor Szabo may seem incongruous on paper, but Watch What Happens! is an unexpected delight, capturing a soulfulness and sass largely absent from the singer's previous efforts. Producer and arranger Gary McFarland's candy-coated orchestral settings afford Horne the opportunity to step out of the elegant but often stuffy refinement of her classic LPs and let down her hair. Her vocals pirouette around Szabo's hypnotically funky guitar leads with the focused abandon of a child playing hopscotch. Keyboardist Richard Tee, bassist Chuck Rainey, and drummer Grady Tate contribute the supple grooves that highlight so many McFarland sessions, and the material is top-notch, including no fewer than three Beatles covers: "In My Life," "Fool on the Hill," and "Rocky Raccoon," the latter featuring the most purely joyful performance of Horne's career. [Watch What Happens! was originally released on Szabo's Skye Records label as Lena & Gabor in 1970.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/1990
  • Label: Dcc Compact Classics
  • UPC: 010963600728
  • Catalog Number: 607

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Watch What Happens (4:00)
  2. 2 Something (3:08)
  3. 3 Everybody's Talkin' (2:52)
  4. 4 The Fool on the Hill (3:35)
  5. 5 Yesterday, When I Was Young (4:00)
  6. 6 Rocky Raccoon (3:27)
  7. 7 My Mood Is You (4:45)
  8. 8 A Message to Michael (3:14)
  9. 9 Night Wind (3:35)
  10. 10 In My Life (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gabor Szabo Primary Artist, Guitar, Track Performer
Lena Horne Indexed Contributor, Vocals
Chuck Rainey Bass
Grady Tate Drums
Cornell Dupree Guitar
Eric Gale Guitar
Gary McFarland Conductor
Richard Tee Organ
Technical Credits
Erroll Garner Composer
Gary McFarland Arranger, Orchestration
Ira Gitler Liner Notes
Howard Roberts Vocal Arrangements
Dave Sanders Engineer
Norman Schwartz Producer, Liner Notes
Steve Hoffman Remastering
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