The Essential Lena Horne: The RCA Years
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Lena Horne's fruitful recording career is surveyed with typical care and finesse by Sony/Legacy in The Essential Lena Horne, a two-disc, 39-track summation of her RCA Records career (which includes the vast majority of her best material). More than most recording stars, Horne excelled on screen or in concert, and the collection spends considerable time on that aspect of her art, presenting several of her movie-musical highlights (including her signature song, "Stormy Weather") and a series of extended medleys recorded onstage, such as the Duke Ellington pairing "Mood Indigo"/"I'm Beginning to See the Light" from 1957's At the Waldorf Astoria, a medley of slightly obscure Cole Porter material from the same engagement, and a Jule Styne medley originally recorded in 1961 and included on At the Sands. The collection features a few songs new to the digital realm, and makes a lengthy but thorough introduction to Horne, the singer with more charisma and personality than any of her peers.
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Born: June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s
Top Albums and Songs by Lena Horne
||Stormy Weather||Lena Horne Greatest Hits||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jingle All the Way||Merry from Lena||2:37||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Stormy Weather||Stormy Weather||4:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Man I Love||Love Songs: Lena Horne||4:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Stormy Weather (From "Stormy Weather") [Remastered]||The Classic Lena Horne||3:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Someone to Watch Over Me||The Classic Lena Horne||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Got Rhythm||Lena Horne Greatest Hits||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's All Right With Me (Remastered)||Lena Horne Greatest Hits||2:43||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||Summertime (From "Porgy and Bess")||Stormy Weather||2:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Got Rhythm||The Classic Lena Horne||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
- Genres: Oldies, Music, Pop, Soundtrack, Musicals, Soundtrack, Jazz, Rock, Vocal, Vocal Pop, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz
- Released: Aug 24, 2010
- ℗ Originally Recorded 1941, 1944, 1945, 1955, 1956, 1957 Sony Music Entertainment/Originally Recorded 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1969 Sony Music Entertainment / (P) 1975 Sony Music Entertainment