Carmen McRae

Sings Lover Man & Other Billie Holiday Classics (29019)

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Sings Lover Man & Other Billie Holiday Classics

Carmen McRae

Matchball Records

8436569194027

LPS 157385

29019

JAZZ

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LP 12,39 €

• LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC LPs.

• 180 gram VINYL — AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

• INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

• 2 BONUS TRACKS

This edition presents the complete original LP Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and other Billie Holiday Classics (Columbia CS8530), which as its title indicates, was McRae’s tribute to the great Billie Holiday

To the original twelve songs on the original album Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man, we have added two songs which complete the sessions thatyielded the LP. “If the Moon Turns Green” would be recorded again by Carmen live in 1971, and again in 1989. The song had been waxed by Billie Holiday for Clef in May of 1952. “The Christmas Song”, obviously intended to be included on a Christmas compilation, was written in 1944 by singer Mel Tormé and Bob Wells, and was never recorded by Lady Day.

PERSONNEL:

  • CARMEN McRAE, vocals
  • NAT ADDERLEY, cornet (out on B4)
  • EDDIE “LOCKJAW” DAVIS, tenor sax (out on B4)
  • MUNDELL LOWE, guitar
  • NORMAN SIMMONS, piano (celeste on B7)
  • BOB CRANSHAW, bass
  • WALTER PERKINS, drums

New York, June 29 (tracks A1-A2, A4-A6, B1, B3-B7) & July 26 (tracks A3, B2 & A7), 1961.

TRACKS:

  • A1. THEM THERE EYES
  • A2. YESTERDAYS
  • A3. I’M GONNA LOCK MY HEART (AND THROW AWAY THE KEY)
  • A4. STRANGE FRUIT
  • A5. MISS BROWN TO YOU
  • A6. MY MAN
  • A7. IF THE MOON TURNS GREEN (*)
  • B1. I CRIED FOR YOU
  • B2. LOVER MAN
  • B3. TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT
  • B4. SOME OTHER SPRING
  • B5. WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO
  • B6. GOD BLESS THE CHILD
  • B7. THE CHRISTMAS SONG (*)
  • (*) BONUS TRACKS