- Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
- This Is the Beginning of the End
- Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)
- The Show Must Go On
- When I Grow Too Old to Dream
- Mean and Evil Blues
- Don't Get Around Much Anymore
- It's the Talk of the Town
- Easy to Love
- Music, Maestro, Please!
- Play Your Hands, Girls
This album features singer Dakota Staton at her best. Recorded live at Boston's Storyville, Staton sounds quite inspired on such numbers as "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby," "Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" (which spontaneously becomes a crowd singalong), "Mean and Evil Blues," and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." Other than pianist Norman Simmons, the accompanying quartet is unidentified, but the man on tenor, flute, and (on "Music, Maestro, Please") oboe is obviously Yusef Lateef. An underrated gem.
Performance CreditsDakota Staton Primary Artist,Vocals
Norman Simmons Piano
Technical CreditsSigmund Romberg Composer
Hank Crawford Composer
Louis Jordan Composer
Oscar Hammerstein Composer
Jerry Livingston Composer
J. Neiburg Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Andy Wiswell Producer,Liner Notes
Bill Austin Composer