2 LPs ON 1 CD
Two complete long unavailable LPs by cult jazz singer Lorez Alexandria, backed by great stars like Ramsey Lewis, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Al Grey, Freddie Green, Joe Newman, and Howard McGhee. Early in the Morning appears here on CD for the first time ever, while Deep Roots has only previously appeared on CD on a long out of print Japanese edition.
As a bonus we have added further songs by Lorez, including two versions of “Baltimore Oriole”, the song she would be most closely associated with.
LOREZ ALEXANDRIA, vocals on all tracks, plus:
1-10: Early in the Morning
(1-5): Ramsey Lewis (p), John Gray (g), Eldee Young (b), Issac “Redd” Holt (d).
(6-10): Same personnel as above plus Joe Newman (tp), Al Grey (tb), Frank Wess (ts & fl),
Frank Foster (ts), and Freddie Green (rhythm g). All tenor solos by Frank Foster.
Chicago, January-February, 1960.
Note: the dates for this session were previously listed as March 15-17, 1960 (these are the dates that appeared on the original LP). However, the members of the Count Basie band who participate on this session were in New York at the time.
11-20: Deep Roots
Howard McGhee (tp), John Young (p), George Eskridge (g),
Israel Crosby (b), Vernell Fournier (d).
Chicago, February 13-14, 1962.
(21-24): Ronald Wilson (ts, fl), John Young (p), George Eskridge (g),
Jimmy Garrison (b), Philip Thomas (d).
Chicago, January 3, 1963.
(25): Ronald Wilson (fl), King Fleming (p, arr), Wilbur Wynne (g),
Russell Williams (b), Vernell Fournier (d), Audrey Jones (bgo).
Chicago, March 5, 1957.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
01 EARLY IN THE MORNING 2:58
02 DON’T EXPLAIN 3:13
03 SO LONG 3:28
04 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE 3:19
05 TROUBLE IS A MAN 2:44
06 I AIN’T GOT NOTHING BUT THE
06 BLUES 2:23
07 BABY DON’T YOU CRY 2:15
08 ROCKS IN MY BED 2:43
09 I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO 3:02
10 ALMOST LOST MY MIND 3:03
11 NATURE BOY 2:50
12 I WAS A FOOL 3:23
13 NO MOON AT ALL 2:11
14 SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS
14 YEAR 3:03
15 SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE 2:36
16 DETOUR AHEAD 3:40
17 IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU 2:45
18 TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT 3:27
19 ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE 2:22
20 I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU 2:54
21 TRAVELING DOWN A LONELY ROAD 3:45*
22 LOVE LOOK AWAY 3:49*
23 THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR 2:50*
24 BALTIMORE ORIOLE  3:12*
25 BALTIMORE ORIOLE  2:56*
TOTAL TIME: 75:01