Carmen McRae for Lovers
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||When I Fall In Love||Carmen McRae||3:49||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||My One and Only Love||Carmen McRae||3:11||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Isn't It Romantic?||Carmen McRae||3:00||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||The More I See You||Carmen McRae||4:00||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||All My Life||Carmen McRae||4:16||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square||Carmen McRae||4:57||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||If Love Is Good to Me||Carmen McRae||3:29||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||I'm Glad There Is You||Carmen McRae||3:53||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||My Funny Valentine||Carmen McRae||4:21||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||I'll Be Seeing You||Carmen McRae||3:42||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye||Carmen McRae||3:04||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
Romantic ballads were Carmen McRae's specialty, and her streetwise yet sophisticated phrasing carried just enough world-weariness to suggest that she actually understood what she was singing about (being in love or having been in love doesn't automatically mean you can convincingly sing about it — McRae could, though). This collection of mid- to late-'50s material for Decca Records doubles both as a collection of love songs and as a fine introduction to the singer in her early years — when she still had full control of her upper vocal register. With impeccable jazz backing, songs here like "When I Fall in Love," "If Love Is Good to Me," "My Funny Valentine," and "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" are given beautiful and definitive readings by McRae. "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," from 1958's Birds of a Feather album, is a particular delight, thanks to a wonderful arrangement and the presence of horn men Irwin "Marky" Markowitz (trumpet), Tony Miranda (French horn), and Ben Webster, whose tenor saxophone lead line toward the end of the song literally becomes the voice of the nightingale. Sleek, moving, and sophisticated, Carmen McRae for Lovers is a concise introduction to a marvelous singer covering the kind of material that she did best.
Born: 08 April 1920 in New York, NY
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s