20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Carmen McRae

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Carmen McRae

by Carmen McRae

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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Carmen McRae

Verve's 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection: The Best of Carmen McRae collects 12 of the great jazz singer's tracks from the '50s. The first eight were recorded for Decca between 1955 and 1958, the last four are taken from her Kapp recordings of 1959. All of them are first-rate vocal jazz and ballads; McRae was releasing wonderful album after wonderful album at this point in her long career. The songs chosen from them contain some of her best including her heartbreaking take on "My Funny Valentine," the incredibly romantic "Exactly Like You" and "My Romance," a very bluesy "Ain't Misbehavin'" and a fun and silly duet with Sammy Davis, Jr. that shows off her lighter side. There are quite a few Carmen McRae collections out there to choose from. This one really just skims the surface but is a lovely place to go if you are want to hear one of the great interpreters of ballads do what she does best.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/2004
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602498634387
catalogNumber: 000323302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carmen McRae   Primary Artist
Tadd Dameron & His Orchestra   Accompaniment
Luther Henderson & His Orchestra   Accompaniment
Ralph Burns Orchestra   Accompaniment
Jack Pleis & His Orchestra   Accompaniment
Frank's Hunter Orchestra   Accompaniment
Fred Katz Orchestra   Accompaniment

Technical Credits

Fats Waller   Composer
Ralph Burns   Orchestra Director
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Milt Gabler   Producer
Benny Golson   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
David Ritz   Liner Notes
Chuck Stewart   Liner Notes
Vartan   Art Direction
Harry Brooks   Composer
Dan Fisher   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
Eric Maschwitz   Composer
Manning Sherwin   Composer

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