Cold Fire & Folk Songs
  • EmArcy MG 36068 EmArcy MG 36068
  • EmArcy MG 20183 EmArcy MG 20183

Kitty White

Cold Fire & Folk Songs

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Kitty White (vcl), Hal Mooney (cond, arr), Pete Rugolo arr), William Green (fl), Jules Jacob, Warren Webb (oboe), James Decker, Vince DeRosa (frh), Howard Roberts (g), Robert Tucker (p), Red Callender (b), Corky Hale (harp)

Reference: FSRCD 509

Bar code: 8427328605090

Pianist and singer Kitty White was born in California in 1924 and worked in the clubs of Los Angeles, where she built up a following among the Hollywood set and other local celebrities. Heard (and occasionally seen) in movies, she emerged as a notably sophisticated talent of great depth, with exceptional control of breath, pitch, vibrato and dynamics, and a penchant for unusual, sometimes esoteric, but often well-chosen and rewarding material. Few, if any, of the songs in this collection are well known, but they are substantial enough to justify the attention of a singer as good as this. The recording sessions were all held in New York and Hollywood, and the orchestral scorings are by two of the most accomplished arrangers of their time, Hal Mooney and Pete Rugolo.


Trackinglist:

01. Cold Fire
02. When Youre In Love
03. If I Were You
04. The Other Woman
05. Frantic Feeling
06. Plain Gold Ring
07. As Children Do
08. Low Tide
09. Poly Man Bongo
10. The Chinese Lady
11. Meaning Of The Blues
12. Land Of Love
13. Sourwood Mt
14. Leather Winged Bat
15. If I Had A Ribbon Bow
16. Ten Thousand Miles
17. Three Ravens
18. West Wind
19. Love Is Like A Mountain
20. Fare Thee Well
21. Chicken Road
22. Dark As A Dungeon
23. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
24. Hammer Man

Total time: 61:01 min.

Sources:

Tracks #1-12, from the 12" album "Cold Fire!" (EmArcy MG 36068)

Tracks #1-12, from the 12" album "Folk Songs" (EmArcy MG 20183)

Personnel:

Kitty White (vcl), with Orchestra arranged and conducted by Hal Mooney (COLD FIRE!) and Orchestra conducted by Hal Mooney, Arrangements by Hal Mooney & Pete Rugolo (FOLK SONGS)

Collective personnel includes: William Green (fl), Jules Jacob or Warren Webb (oboe), James Decker or Vince DeRosa (frh), Howard Roberts (g), Robert Tucker (p), Red Callender (b), Corky Hale (harp), 3 violins; viola; cello.

Recorded in New York (1-12) February 1 & 3, 1956, and Capitol Tower Studios, Hollywood, April 10 & 11, 1956

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

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Price:

$10.94  (tax incl.)

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