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Four Classic Albums (Torchy! / After Glow / Mad About The Man / Birds Of A Feather) Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (9 Jun 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Avid Jazz
  • ASIN: B00KATQ96K
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,438 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Last Night When We Were Young (Torchy!) 2:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Speak Low (Torchy!) 3:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. But Beautiful (Torchy!) 2:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. If You'd Stay the Way I Dream About You (Torchy!) 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Midnight Sun (Torchy!) 3:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. My Future Just Passed (Torchy!) 3:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Yesterdays (Torchy!) 2:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. We'll Be Together Again (Torchy!) 3:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I'm a Dreamer (Aren't We All) [Torchy!] 2:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Good Morning, Heartache (Torchy!) 3:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Star Eyes (Torchy!) 3:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You (Torchy!) 3:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Can't Escape from You (After Glow) 3:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Guess Who I Saw Today (After Glow) 3:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. My Funny Valentine (After Glow) 4:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Little Things That Mean so Much (After Glow) 3:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. I'm Thru with Love (After Glow) 4:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Nice Work If You Can Get It (After Glow) 2:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. East of the Sun (After Glow) 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Exactly Like You (After Glow) 2:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. All My Life (After Glow) 4:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (After Glow) 2:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Dream of Life (After Glow) 4:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Perdido (After Glow) 2:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. I'll See You Again (Mad About the Man) 2:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Zigeuner (Mad About the Man) 2:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Some Day I'll Find You (Mad About the Man) 2:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. A Room with a View (Mad About the Man) 2:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen29. World Weary (Mad About the Man) 2:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen30. I Can't Do Anything at All (Mad About the Man) 3:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Mad About the Boy (Mad About the Man) 4:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Poor Little Rich Girl (Mad About the Man) 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen33. I'll Follow My Secret Heart (Mad About the Man) 2:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen34. If Love Were All (Mad About the Man) 2:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Why Does Love Get in the Way? (Mad About the Man) 2:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Never Again (Mad About the Man) 2:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Skylark (Birds of a Feather) 3:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?) [Birds of a Feather] 2:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen39. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Birds of a Feather) 4:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Mister Meadowlark (Birds of a Feather) 2:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Bye Bye Blackbird (Birds of a Feather) 3:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Flamingo (Birds of a Feather) 3:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen43. The Eagle and Me (Birds of a Feather) 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Baltimore Oriole (Birds of a Feather) 3:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen45. When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along (Birds of a Feather) 2:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Chicken Today and Feathers Tomorrow (Birds of a Feather) 3:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen47. When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano (Birds of a Feather) 2:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen48. His Eye Is on the Sparrow (Birds of a Feather) 3:21£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

AVID Jazz presents four classic Carmen McRae albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'Torchy!'; 'After Glow'; 'Mad About The Man' and 'Birds Of A Feather' By way of introduction to the release by our latest female artist, Carmen McRae, here is a quote from the original liner notes from 'After Glow' the third selection in our four album, 2CD set. 'Every so often the public is treated to an entertainer who is in some way special-not merely talented, but delightfully unusual. Lovely Carmen McRea is just such an entertainer. A vocal paradox, Carmen's extraordinary voice is at once strong and confident, yet soft and tender'. Across these four releases you will witness not only the superb singing of the wonderful Ms. McRae but also her instrumental artistry. All four albums have been digitally re-mastered.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 26 Aug 2014
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Back in 2002, I reviewed a CD containing two of Carmen's sixties albums, but despite my enthusiasm for it, it took until 2014 until I bought and reviewed more of her music.

These albums were among Carmen's early recordings, though they were not consecutive releases. CD 1 features two albums dominated by ballads, which Carmen sang particularly well, while CD 2 provides more variation by including more swinging, but there are plenty of ballads here too.

I particularly like Guess who I saw today (a song also recorded by Julie London, Eydie Gormé and Nancy Wilson among others, and I have at least some of those versions), Exactly like you (one of the swinging songs, which I've also got other versions of, including one by Willie Nelson) and the album with a birds theme, but there's plenty of great music here.

Somehow, I don't think it will be another 12 years before I review another selection of Carmen McRae's music. The same label may even follow up by releasing a sequel to this volume.

Tracks

CD1

From `Torchy!'

1. Last Night When We Were Young
2. Speak Low
3. But Beautiful
4. If You'd Stay The Way I Dream About You
5. Midnight Sun
6. My Future Just Passed
7. Yesterdays
8. We'll Be Together Again
9. I'm A Dreamer (Aren't We All)
10. Good Morning, Heartache
11. Star Eyes
12. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You

From `After Glow'

13. I Can't Escape From You
14. Guess Who I Saw Today
15. My Funny Valentine
16. The Little Things That Mean So Much
17. I'm Thru With Love
18. Nice Work If You Can Get It
19. East Of The Sun
20. Exactly Like You
21. All My Life
22.
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Drawing inspiration from Billie Holiday, jazz singer, pianist, songwriter, and occasional actress Carmen McRae (1920 - 1994) was instrumental in broadening my interest in more than just pop music during the late Fifties with her distinctive stylish vocal timbre, mellow depth and metallic edge immediately catching my attention when I first heard her singles. OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY/THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH and STAR EYES/I'M A DREAMER (AREN'T WE ALL) were 45’s which quickly joined my collection and further encouraged me to seek out her vinyl albums.

Avid’s two-disc set combines four of them with the boast that remastering probably reveals the finest ever sound quality. First of all there’s TORCHY (1955) which not only contained STAR EYES and I'M A DREAMER (AREN'T WE ALL) but MIDNIGHT SUN, YESTERDAYS and GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE. With orchestral accompaniment shared by either Ralph Burns and Jack Pleis this is a superb collection which at the time of its release made the perfect promotional showcase for the McRae vocal artistry.

The more intimate setting for AFTER GLOW (1957) allowed Carmen to not only sing EXACTLY LIKE YOU, PERDIDO, I CAN’T ESCAPE FROM YOU and THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MEAN SO MUCH but accompany herself on piano - assisted by Ike Isaacs (guitar) and Specs Wright on drums. Other tracks MY FUNNY VALENTINE, I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE and EAST OF THE SUN feature the piano skills of either Ronnell Bright or Ray Bryant; leaving Carmen to concentrate on her vocal styling with, for me, GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY? the heart-breaker highlight of this remarkable collection.
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Four albums from the fifties 26 Aug 2014
By Peter Durward Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Back in 2002, I reviewed a CD containing two of Carmen's sixties albums, but despite my enthusiasm for it, it took until 2014 until I bought and reviewed more of her music.

These albums were among Carmen's early recordings, though they were not consecutive releases. CD 1 features two albums dominated by ballads, which Carmen sang particularly well, while CD 2 provides more variation by including more swinging, but there are plenty of ballads here too.

I particularly like Guess who I saw today (a song also recorded by Julie London, Eydie Gormé and Nancy Wilson among others, and I have at least some of those versions), Exactly like you (one of the swinging songs, which I've also got other versions of, including one by Willie Nelson) and the album with a birds theme, but there's plenty of great music here.

Somehow, I don't think it will be another 12 years before I review another selection of Carmen McRae's music. The same label may even follow up by releasing a sequel to this volume.

Tracks

CD1

From `Torchy!'

1. Last Night When We Were Young
2. Speak Low
3. But Beautiful
4. If You'd Stay The Way I Dream About You
5. Midnight Sun
6. My Future Just Passed
7. Yesterdays
8. We'll Be Together Again
9. I'm A Dreamer (Aren't We All)
10. Good Morning, Heartache
11. Star Eyes
12. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You

From `After Glow'

13. I Can't Escape From You
14. Guess Who I Saw Today
15. My Funny Valentine
16. The Little Things That Mean So Much
17. I'm Thru With Love
18. Nice Work If You Can Get It
19. East Of The Sun
20. Exactly Like You
21. All My Life
22. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
23. Dream Of Life
24. Perdido

CD2

From `Mad About The Man'

1. I'll See You Again
2. Zigeuner
3. Some Day I'll Find You
4. A Room With A View
5. World Weary
6. I Can't Do Anything At All
7. Mad About The Boy
8. Poor Little Rich Girl
9. I'll Follow My Secret Heart
10. If Love Were All
11. Why Does Love Get In The Way?
12. Never Again

From `Birds Of A Feather'

13. Skylark
14. Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
15. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
16. Mister Meadowlark
17. Bye Bye Blackbird
18. Flamingo
19. The Eagle And Me
20. Baltimore Oriole
21. When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
22. Chicken Today And Feathers Tomorrow
23. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano
24. His Eye Is On The Sparrow
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