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Lena Horne - The Singles Collection (1941-50)

Lena Horne - The Singles Collection (1941-50)

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Lena Horne was a multi-talented singer, dancer, actor and civil rights activist, enjoying a career which spanned seven decades. B

rooklyn-born Horne joined the chorus line of the Cotton Club in New York City in 1933 at the age of 16. In the spring of 1934, she had a featured role in the Cotton Club Parade starring Adelaide Hall, who took Lena under her wing and, within a year, made her first screen appearance as a dancer in the musical short Cab Calloway’s Jitterbug Party. Following a stint touring with bandleader Charlie Barnet in the early 1940s, Horne replaced Dinah Shore as the featured vocalist on NBC’s popular jazz series The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street. The show’s resident maestros, Henry Levine and Paul Laval, recorded with Horne in June 1941 for RCA Victor. Horne left the show when she was hired by Felix Young to perform in a Cotton Club-style revue on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood and would be signed by MGM. During this period she became a highly-respected entertainer, famed for her sultry and sophisticated way with a song.

This 48-track set addresses this early era of her recording career when she established her reputation and had the first of her hits. It comprises most of her releases from these years on the Decca, Bluebird, Victor, Black & White and MGM labels, plus one V-Disc recording. It includes her hits with the Great American Songbook classics Stormy Weather, One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) and Deed I Do. She was one of the finest interpreters of popular song of her era, and this collection brings together her early versions of songs by the great writers of the day, providing a fine showcase for her highly distinctive talents.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 That's What Love Did To Me Lena Horne With Noble Sissle & His Orch.
2 I Take To You Lena Horne With Noble Sissle & His Orch.
3 All I Desire Lena Horne With Charlie Barnet And His Orch.
4 You're My Thrill Lena Horne With Charlie Barnet And His Orch.
5 Good-For-Nothin' Joe Lena Horne With Charlie Barnet And His Orch.
6 Haunted Town Lena Horne With Charlie Barnet And His Orch.
7 St Louis Blues Lena Horne With The Dixieland Group Of Basin Street
8 Careless Love Lena Horne With The Dixieland Group Of Basin Street
9 Beale Street Blues Lena Horne With The Dixieland Group Of Basin Street
10 Love Me A Little Lena Horne With Artie Shaw & His Orch.
11 Don't Take Your Love From Me Lena Horne With Artie Shaw & His Orch.
12 Out Of Nowhere Lena Horne With Teddy Wilson & His Orch.
13 Prisoner Of Love Lena Horne With Teddy Wilson & His Orch.
14 Moanin' Low Lena Horne With The Lou Bring Orch
15 I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues Lena Horne
16 Where Or When Lena Horne
17 The Man I Love Lena Horne
18 Stormy Weather Lena Horne
19 Ill Wind Lena Horne
20 Mad About The Boy Lena Horne
21 What Is This Thing Called Love? Lena Horne
22 One For My Baby Lena Horne
23 I Didn't Know About You Lena Horne
24 I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues Lena Horne
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 As Long As I Live Lena Horne
2 How Long Has This Been Going On Lena Horne
3 Little Girl Blue Lena Horne
4 Whispering Lena Horne
5 Old Fashioned Love Lena Horne
6 Glad To Be Unhappy Lena Horne
7 At Long Last Love Lena Horne
8 Blue Prelude Lena Horne
9 More Than You Know Lena Horne
10 Squeeze Me (But Don’t Tease Me) Lena Horne
11 You Go To My Head Lena Horne
12 Hesitation Blues Lena Horne
13 Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen Lena Horne
14 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child Lena Horne
15 It's A Rainy Day Lena Horne
16 My Man's Gone Now Lena Horne
17 Frankie And Johnny, Pt.1 Lena Horne
18 I Feel So Smoochie Lena Horne
19 Take Love Easy Lena Horne
20 Love Of My Life Lena Horne
21 'Deed I Do Lena Horne
22 Sometimes I'm Happy Lena Horne
23 Is It Always Like This? Lena Horne
24 I've Got The World On A String Lena Horne
  • Artist:
    Lena Horne
  • EAN:
    824046344924
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    November 2022
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3449
  • Weight:
    0.12kg