Female Jazz Singers - Milestones Of Jazz Legends (10CD)

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What defines a jazz singer? A question that has long stirred the minds of fans and critics. Regarding this, it does not hurt to consult an old master, who has experienced the development of jazz firsthand and was in close personal contact with the greats of this music: Nat Hentoff , Grand Seigneur among jazz authors. He names three key elements, which are equally true for instrumentalists: swing (as implicit and present as the heartbeat), feeling (which one cannot learn, because it expresses how profoundly one has dealt with himself and life), and the personal sound that comes from the first two factors.

If this is too abstract, you only have to experience the great artists on this CD box: twenty completely diff erent individualists who, apart from range of voice and other technical factors, have found their personal voice and can easily entice listeners into their cosmos. Aretha Franklin cannot be left out with a recording from her jazz beginnings, skills which are still outstanding today, as one could witness at the great jazz concert for Barack Obama at the White House in 2016, as well as these goddesses of jazz: Ella, Billie, Sarah and Dinah.

But there is also a lot of room for musical diversity and the discovery of talents, which have not made a great career for themselves for a variety of reasons ? or are even forgotten today. At second glance it is worthwhile to notice how completely diff erent and individual their interpretative approaches are by comparing the songs in the various versions assembled here, be it with one of the now classic jazz standards from the Great American songbook or the then completely new songs of Oscar Brown Jr., which are presented here in fantastic interpretations by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Sheila Jordan, and which became the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA of the Sixties.

Accompanying these great singers are equally great instrumentalists, virtuosos like Cliff ord Brown (Sarah Vaughan), Milt Jackson and Max Roach (Dinah Washington), Stanley Turrentine and Wynton Kelly (Abbey Lincoln), Jay Jay Johnson and Herbie Mann (Chris Connor), Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer and Chet Baker (Annie Ross), and the outstanding orchestral directors and arrangers Quincy Jones and Sy Oliver (Della Reese) and many others legends from this Golden Age of Jazz, which today can only be admired from a distance, by means of recordings.

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Tracklisting:

CD1

Sarah Vaughn & Clifford Brown

  • 1. Lullaby Of Birdland
  • 2. April In Paris
  • 3. He's My Guy
  • 4. Jim
  • 5. You're Not The Kind
  • 6. Embraceable You
  • 7. I'm Glad There Is You
  • 8. September Song
  • 9. It's Crazy

Dinah Washington

  • 10. Blues For A Day
  • 11. Rich Man's Blues
  • 12. All Or Nothing
  • 13. Beggin' Mama Blues
  • 14. Chewin' Mama Blues
  • 15. Pacific Coast Blues
  • 16. Wise Woman Blues

Betty Roche

  • 17. Blues On My Weary Mind
  • 18. Trouble, Trouble
  • 19. I'll Get By
  • 20. Design For Jivin'

CD2

Ella Fitzgerald

  • 1. This Can't Be Love
  • 2. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
  • 3. Body And Soul
  • 4. April In Paris
  • 5. I've Got A Crush On You
  • 6. Airmail Special
  • 7. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Billie Holiday

  • 8. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 9. Willow Weep For Me
  • 10. My Man
  • 11. Lover, Come Back to Me
  • 12. Lady Sings The Blues
  • 13. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

Dinah Washington

  • 14. Lover Come Back To Me
  • 15. Back Water Blues
  • 16. Crazy Love
  • 17. All Of Me
  • 18. Backstage Blues
  • 19. Julie And Jake

CD3

Chris Connor

  • 1. Blame It On My Youth
  • 2. It's All Right With Me
  • 3. Someone To Watch Over Me
  • 4. Trouble Is A Man
  • 5. All This And Heaven Too
  • 6. The Thrill Is Gone
  • 7. I Concentrate On You
  • 8. All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart
  • 9. From This Moment On
  • 10. Ridin' High

Jeri Southern

  • 11. Coffee, Cigarettes, Memories
  • 12. Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
  • 13. This Time the Dream's on Me
  • 14. Detour Ahead
  • 15. The Song Is Ended
  • 16. Yesterdays
  • 17. Deep in a Dream
  • 18. I'm Stepping Out With a Memory Tonight
  • 19. Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much
  • 20. Yesterday's Gardenias
  • 21. I Must Have That Man!
  • 22. I'll Never Be the Same

CD4

Aretha Franklin

  • 1. Won't Be Long
  • 2. Over The Rainbow
  • 3. Love Is The Only Thing
  • 4. Sweet Lover
  • 5. All Night Long
  • 6. Who Needs You?
  • 7. Right Now
  • 8. Are You Sure
  • 9. Maybe I'm A Fool
  • 10. It Ain't Necessarily So
  • 11. (Blue) By Myself
  • 12. Today I Sing The Blues

George Shearing & Nancy Wilson

  • 13. On Green Dolphin Street
  • 14. Oh! Look At Me Now
  • 15. The Nearness Of You
  • 16. You Are There
  • 17. Born To The Blue
  • 18. Blue Lo
  • 19. Lullaby Of Birdland
  • 20. All Night Long
  • 21. Inspiration
  • 22. The Things We Did Last Summer
  • 23. Don't Call Me
  • 24. Let's Live Again

CD5

Betty St. Clair

  • 1. That Old Black Magic
  • 2. What Is There To Say
  • 3. East Of The Sun
  • 4. Prelude To A Kiss
  • 5. Out Of Nowhere
  • 6. I Hadn't Anyone 'Til You
  • 7. Almost Like Being In Love
  • 8. Here Comes Trouble Again
  • 9. My One And Only Love
  • 10. Why Try To Change Me Now
  • 11. Skylark
  • 12. Give Me The Simple Life

Helen Merrill

  • 13. Maybe Tomorrow
  • 14. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 15. You Don't Know M
  • 16. Condemned Without Trial
  • 17. You Win Again
  • 18. I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
  • 19. A Heart Full Of Love
  • 20. Cold, Cold Heart
  • 21. Devoted To You
  • 22. My Heart Would Know
  • 23. Any Time
  • 24. Half As Much

CD6

Betty Carter & Ray Bryant

  • 1. Sneaking Around
  • 2. Moonlight In Vermont
  • 3. What Is This Thing Called Love
  • 4. Thou Swell
  • 5. Willow Weep For Me
  • 6. I Could Write A Book
  • 7. Threesome
  • 8. Gone With The Wind
  • 9. Old Devil Moon
  • 10. The Way You Look Tonight
  • 11. No Moon At All
  • 12. Can't We Be Friends

Nina Simone

  • 13. Rags And Old Iron
  • 14. No Good Man
  • 15. Gin House Blues
  • 16. I'll Look Around
  • 17. I Love To Love
  • 18. Work Song
  • 19. Where Can I Go Without You
  • 20. Just Say I Love Him
  • 21. Memphis In June
  • 22. Forbidden Fruit

CD7

Della Reese

  • 1. The Story Of The Blues
  • 2. Good Morning Blues
  • 3. Empty Bed Blues
  • 4. Squeeze Me
  • 5. You've Been A Good Old Wagon
  • 6. Sent For You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)
  • 7. St. James Infirmary
  • 8. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be)
  • 9. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  • 10. Stormy Weather
  • 11. There's Always The Blues

Lurlean Hunter

  • 12. Blue Turning Grey Over You
  • 13. If You Could See Me Now
  • 14. My Kinda Love
  • 15. Crazy He Calls Me
  • 16. Just Imagine
  • 17. Blue & Sentimental
  • 18. The Song Is You
  • 19. Then I'll Be Tired Of You
  • 20. Fool That I Am
  • 21. We'll Be Together Again
  • 22. As Long As I Live

CD8

Carmen McRae

  • 1. I Can't Escape From You
  • 2. Guess Who I Saw Today
  • 3. My Funny Valentine
  • 4. The Little Things That Mean So Much
  • 5. I'm Thru With Love
  • 6. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 7. East Of The Sun
  • 8. Exactly Like You
  • 9. All My Life
  • 10. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
  • 11. Dream Of Life
  • 12. Perdido

Annie Ross

13. I Feel Pretty

  • 14. How About You?
  • 15. I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face
  • 16. This Time the Dream's on Me
  • 17. Let There Be Love
  • 18. All of You
  • 19. Give Me the Simple Life
  • 20. This Is Always
  • 21. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • 22. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)

CD9

Peggy Lee

  • 1. Kansas City
  • 2. Basin Street Blues
  • 3. Los Angeles Blues
  • 4. I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City
  • 5. The Grain Belt Blues
  • 6. New York City Blues
  • 7. Goin' To Chicago Blues
  • 8. San Francisco Blues
  • 9. Fisherman's Wharf
  • 10. Boston Beans
  • 11. The Train Blues
  • 12. St Louis Blues

Honi Gordon

  • 13. Strollin´
  • 14. Ill Wind (You're Blowing Me No Good)
  • 15. My Kokomo
  • 16. Why Try To Change Me Now
  • 17. Cupid
  • 18. Walkin' (Out The Door)
  • 19. Why
  • 20. Love Affair
  • 21. Lament Of The Lonely

CD10

Abbey Lincoln

  • 1. Afro-Blue
  • 2. Lonely House
  • 3. Let Up
  • 4. Thursday's Child
  • 5. Brother, Where Are You?
  • 6. Laugh, Clown, Laugh
  • 7. Come Sunday
  • 8. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
  • 9. Lost In The Stars
  • 10. Long As You're Living

Sheila Jordan

  • 11. Falling In Love With Love
  • 12. If You Could See Me Now
  • 13. Am I Blue
  • 14. Dat Dere
  • 15. When The World Was Young
  • 16. Let's Face The Music And Dance
  • 17. Laugh, Clown, Laugh
  • 18. Who Can I Turn To?
  • 19. Baltimore Oriole
  • 20. I'm A Fool To Want You
  • 21. Hum Drum Blues
  • 22. Willow Weep For Me