Claudia Thompson's 1959 Edison International release Goodbye to Love features playing by Barney Kessel and a collection of smooth standards, including "Stormy Weather," "Body and Soul," "If I Should Lose You," and "The Morning After." An appealingly polished selection of jazzy pop songs.
01. Some Of These Days (Shelton Brooks) 3:59
02. Body And Soul (Green-Heyman-Sour-Eyton) 2:44
03. If I Should Lose You (Sammy Kahn) 3:24
04. Stormy Weather (Koehler-Arlen) 3:29
05. I'm Through With Love (Livingston-Malneck-Kahn) 2:39
06. Morning After (Sam Coslow) 2:42
07. Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) 2:38
08. Blue Prelude (Bishop-Jenkins) 2:52
09. You Call It Madness (Dubois-Columbo-Conrad-Gregory) 3:06
10. Fan Me (Robert Russell) 3:20
11. I Was Yours (Ramsey Idriss) 2:45
12. Gloomy Sunday (Javor-Lewis-Seress) 3:37
Total time: 37:36 min.
Originally released as a 12-inch album on Edison International (P-500)
Claudia Thompson, vocals in all tracks
Personnel on #1,6,8 & 10:
Joe Howard, Harry Betts, Ed Kusby, George Roberts (tb), Benny Carter (as), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d).
Personnel on #3,7:
Ted Nash (fl), Arnold Ross (p), Barney Kessel (g), Mike Rubin (b), Dick Shanahan (d), Nino Rossi (cello).
Personnel on #4:
Ted Nash (as), Barney Kessel (g), Mike Rubin (b).
Personnel on #2,5,9,11 & 12:
Barney Kessel (g), Red Mitchell (b).
Recorded in Hollywood, California, January 1959
Sound engineers: Ramey Idriss & Pete Abbott
Cover photography: Garrett-Howard
Original sessions produced by Jack Ames
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol