Carmen McRae (vcl), Norman Simmons (p), Victor Sproles (b), Stu Martin (d)
Reference: ST 2008
Bar code: 8427328449083
01. Sunday (Coots-Grey) 3:21
02. What Kind of Fool Am I (Bricuse) 3:56
03. A Foggy Day (G & I. Gershwin) 1:08
04. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
05. I Didnt Know What Time It Was
06. Let There Be Love (Rand-Grant) 3:28
07. This is All I Ask (Gordon-Jenkins) 4:03
08. Thou Swell (Rodgers-Hart) 1:05
09. It Never Entered My Mind (Rodgers-Hart) 4:28
10. Make Someone Happy
Total time: 35:00 min. approx.
These recordings were originally issued
on LP by Time Records as S/2104 (stereo)
Carmen McRae (vocals), with Norman Simmons (piano), Victor Sproles (bass), and Stu Martin (drums).
Recorded live at the Sugar Hill, San Francisco,
on September 27 & October 13, 1962
Recording engineer: Wally Heider
Mastering engineer: Hal Diepold
Original liner notes: Ralph J. Gleason
Album design: Moskof-Morrison
Cover photography: Group Three
Original sessions supervised by Bob Shad
This CD release produced by Jordi Pujol
"Carmen McRae sang with remarkable rhythmic ease and her deft turns-of-phrase helped to conceal a relatively limited range, while her ballad singing revealed enormous emotional depths. Her repertoire included many popular items from the Great American Songbook, but her jazz background ensured that she rarely strayed outside the idiom. Relaxed and unpretentious in performance and dedicated to her craft, McRae secured a place of honour in the history of jazz singing. This album is a labour of love. Carmen McRae loves San Francisco and Sugar Hill. Sugar Hill and San Francisco love Carmen McRae, and as your ears will tell you- the obvious place to record her was in Sugar Hill."
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