Jack Sheldon, Al Porcino, Don Fagerquist (tp), Lawrence Lofton (tb), George Roberts (b-tb), Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb), Bud Shank, Ronny Lang, Ted Nash (reeds), Larry Bunker (vib), Al Hendrickson (g), Gene DiNovi (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)
Reference: FSRCD 525
Bar code: 8 427328 605250
Lena Horne undeniable artistry in weaving each of these songs adds conclusive proof to the previously convincing evidence that she is great with any kind of song. On the first album of this collection, she interprets some of her favorite tunes, together with Marty Paich, in a swinging combination which would go on to be widely accepted.
As for the songs she chose to include in the second album, they seem tailor-made for her unique interpretations. Lenas husband, Lennie Hayton, conducts the orchestra, and the skillful arrangements are by Shorty Rogers. Garnishing some of the tracks with an innovative jazz-samba rhythm, Lena offers moving interpretations to such great songs as Night And Day and Meditation. Here you will find clear evidence of the incomparable versatility that made her one of the worlds greatest stars.
02. I Wish I Was Back In My Babys Arms
03. Why I Was Born?
04. Good For Nothin Joe
05. Love Me Or Leave Me
06. I Got It Bad (And That Aint Good)
07. Stormy Weather
08. Poppa Dont Preach To Me
09. Honeysuckle Rose
10. The Lady Is A Tramp
11. Lover Man
12. Cant Help Lovin That Man
13. From This Moment On
14. Take Me
15. Night And Day
16. Old Devil Moon
18. My Blue Heaven
19. Cuckoo In The Clock
21. By Myself
22. Island In The West Indies
24. Falling In Love With Love
25. He Loves Me (*) Bonus track
Tracks #1-12, from the Charter album "Lena Sings Your Requests" (CLS 101)
Tracks #13-24, from the Charter album "Lena Like Latin" (CLS 106)
Tracks #25 is a non-LP bonus track
Orchestras conduceted by Marty Paich & Lennie Hayton
Arrangements by Marty Paich, Bob Florence & Shorty Rogers
Collective personnel includes:
Jack Sheldon, Al Porcino, Don Fagerquist, Bud Brisbois, Ray Triscari, Ollie Mitchell (tp), Lew McCreary, Bob Knight, Lawrence Lofton, Harry Betts, Dick Leith (tb), George Roberts (b-tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Bud Shank, Ronny Lang, Ted Nash, Harry Klee, Gene Cipriano, Justin Gordon (reeds), Larry Bunker (vib), Al Hendrickson (g), Gene DiNovi (p), Joe Mondragón, Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d), Frank Guerrero (conga), Ann Stockton (harp), 12 violins; 6 violas; 4 cellos.
All tracks recorded in Hollywood, 1963
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
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