Born to Be Blue
American Jazz Classics
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A HEARTFELT HOMAGE TO THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF CHET BAKER
In his dual role as trumpeter and singer, the perennial Chet Baker was one of the undisputed masters of the jazz ballad, able to reach climaxes of intense feeling and intimacy.
This CD compiles Chet Baker’s original versions of many of the songs heard in the recent biopic film based on his life, and reminds us of his superb talents. The unforgettable performances by Odetta and Charles Mingus used on the soundtrack, as well as two amazing versions of the title song, “Born to Be Blue”, sung by Nancy Wilson and Helen Merrill (the latter is baked by another brilliant trumpet, Clifford Brown, on the recording) have also been included.
All tracks performed by CHET BAKER (trumpet & vocals) [unless otherwise indicated].
Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Paris & Rome, between 1953 and 1962.
INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET
01 MY FUNNY VALENTINE #1
02 OVER THE RAINBOW
03 LET’S GET LOST
04 I’VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE
05 THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU
06 GO DOWN SUNSHINE [performed by Odetta]
07 THE THRILL IS GONE
08 EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME
09 THERE’S A SMALL HOTEL
10 BORN TO BE BLUE [performed by Nancy Wilson with George Shearing]
11 BALLATA IN FORMA DI BLUES
12 SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
13 HAITIAN FIGHT SONG [performed by the Charles Mingus Sextet]
14 DEEP IN A DREAM
15 GREY DECEMBER
16 MY FUNNY VALENTINE #2
17 BORN TO BE BLUE [performed by Helen Merrill with Clifford Brown]
TOTAL TIME: 77:27