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Ballad Essentials

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  • Audio CD (25 April 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Concord
  • ASIN: B00004NRVD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 381,661 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Body And Soul
2. Time After Time
3. Skylark
4. Spring Is Here
5. I'm Just A Lucky So And So
6. I Remeber Clifford
7. Summertime
8. Old Folks
9. Wait Till You See Him
10. Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
11. I Should Care
12. Some Other Time

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barry Kleinberg on 1 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
I love this album. If you want to listen to some great laid back jazz and blues this is the album for you! If you like Diana Krall then this is the album for you.
Ms Anderson sings with a great voice and some attittude too.
It is great listening to some great standards sung with a little difference and my personal favourite is I'm just a lucky so and so.
This is the vocal equivalent of Grant Green's Idle Moments - BUY IT!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
"always gives you an honest musical account" 27 Jan 2001
By J. Lovins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
At home in the world of jazz, pop standards and blues - performing with small groups and big bands, this moderately swinging contralto gives you all she's got, and then some. Started out early as 1943 in R&B with Russell Jacquet, moved on to Johnny Otis, then her recording debut with Shifty Henry. In the '50s went over to the jazz side, working with Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson and Quincy Jones.
In 1975, Ray Brown (bassist) heard her sing and became her manager which led to a Concord contract...recording some top-flight jazz albums for this label - "Live From Concord to London" (1976), "Hello Like Before" ((1976), "Sunshine" (1979), "Live At The Concord Jazz Festival" (1979), "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" (1980), "Big City" (1983), "When The Sun Goes Down" (1984), "Be Mine Tonight" (1986), "Live At The Alley Cat" (1987), "Boogie Down" (1989), "Live At The Concord 1990 Jazz Festival" (1990), "Great Moments with Ernestine Anderson" (1998) and the current "Ballad Essentials" (2000) which is the best of the best - Ernestine Anderson.
This, her latest release from Concord features a dozen of vintage ballads, all of which she makes into her own personal statements in performances dating from 1979-90. Many are touching, some unforgettable, but all bring the Anderson special brand of soul and deep-emotion with heartfelt lyrical interpreation to such songs as "BODY AND SOUL", "I SHOULD CARE", "TAIN'T NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO"...but the highlight and my all-time favorite Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer tune is "SKYLARK", recorded live at the Concord Pavilion in August of 1990, originally issued on "Third Set" (CCD-4454), this tugs at your heart-strings everytime.
Total Time: 63:29 on 12 Tracks...Concord Jazz CCD-4886...(2000)
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Some of Ernestine's Best 5 Feb 2001
By Steve Emerine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Ernestine Anderson began her singing career in 1943 with Russell Jacquet and performed with Lionel Hampton, George Shearing, Hank Jones, Gene Harris, Ray Brown and other jazz giants, but she's not as well-known or widely heard as she should be. This Concord Ballad Essentials strives to right that wrong, and the result is excellent. The 12 songs that make up this hour-plus sample of Anderson's work range from the oft-heard "Body and Soul" to "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" to "Summertime" to the less-recorded "Some Other Time." Ernestine handles all of them very well.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Ernestine Anderson at her best 17 Feb 2010
By Brad C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is my favorite Ernestine Anderson album: a nice mix of studio and live performances. "Body and Soul" is my all time favorite version of this classic. "Skylark" is excellent and moving. Most of the other tunes are done very well indeed.
She's good. 21 Sep 2014
By ByronC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought "Ballad Essentials" because of a couple of Anderson productions I already owned ("Running Wild", and "A Perfect Match" which co-starred George Shearing) Two observations: 1. Early Ernestine ("Running Wild") is better than later Ernestine. 2. "Ballad Essentials" is an anthology of earlier offerings, three of which appeared in "A Perfect Match". That said, this under recognized talent is still very good.
Great! 14 May 2013
By MaryLouise Patterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
She's wonderful and delivers on this album. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves vocal jazz artists. Ernestine has a great voice, soulful expression and knows how to deliver a song. For her, songs seem to be poetry set to music.
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