Songs of Lost Love Sung By Shirley Horn (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Stere-O-Craft #16
    Stere-O-Craft #16
  • Perception PLP 31
    Perception PLP 31
  • Shirley Horn
    Shirley Horn

Shirley Horn

Songs of Lost Love Sung By Shirley Horn (2 LP on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Shirley Horn (vcl, p), Al Gafa (g), Joe Benjamin, Lewis Packer, Marshall T. Harris (b), Herb Lovelle, Harry Saunders, Bernard Sweetney (d)

Reference: FSRCD1109

Bar code: 8427328611091

The album 'Embers and Ashes' in STEREOPHONIC sound for the first time in CD format

Shirley Horn (1934-2005) was an accomplished pianist who happened to sing extremely well–infinitely superior to almost all of the many so-called jazz singers who were much better known than she was. Shirley Horn sang like Shirley Horn and no one else. There are no mannerisms borrowed from other singers, no phony funk or resorting to cliché. Her control of vibrato was enough to make her exceptional, but her approach to a pretty song was a mature one. As one of the most pleasing and most musical singers in the business: she embraced the melody, without strain or fuss and her singing was unpretentious and full of grace.

Now, Fresh Sound Records is proud to present, for the first time on CD in Stereophonic Sound, Embers and Ashes, Shirley’s first album, a gem that, considering her eminent reputation and a host of admirers, including Miles Davis, remained incomprehensibly forgotten after its release in 1960. In addition, this CD also includes another outstanding album that she recorded years later under the title Where Are You Going. Both deserved to be reissued again for the benefit of all her fans.

Tracklist

01. Like Someone in Love (Burke-Van Heusen) 2:30
02. He Never Mentioned Love (Curtis Lewis) 3:19
03. Softly As in a Morning Sunrise (Romberg-Hammerstein) 3:20
04. I Thought About You (Mercer-Van Heusen) 3:02
05. Mountain Greenery (Hart-Rodgers) 2:16
06. God Bless the Child (Herzog-Holiday) 3:38
07. Blue City (Curtis Lewis) 3:32
08. Day by Day (Cahn-Stordahl-Weston) 2:32
09. If I Should Lose You (Robin-Rainger) 3:20
10. Wild Is the Wind (Tiomkin-Washington) 3:42
11. Come Rain or Come Shine (Mercer-Arlen) 2:53
12. Just in Time (Comdem-Green-Styne) 2:07
13. Where Are You Going (Scott-Meehan) 4:25
14. Something Happens to Me (Segal-Fisher) 2:12
15. Come on Home (Washington-Hill) 2:32
16. Do It Again (Gershwin-DeSylva) 7:06
17. The Eagle and Me (Arlen-Harburg) 3:22
18. Taste of Honey (Scott-Marlow) 5:42
19. L.A. Breakdown (Larry Marks) 4:48
20. Consequences of a Drug Addict Role (Wing-Horn) 6:03

Album details

Sources:
Tracks #1-12, from the 12-inch LP “Embers and Ashes” (Stere-O-Craft #16)
Tracks #13-20, from the 12-inch LP “Where Are You Going” (Perception Records Stereo PLP 31)

A MONO release of this same CD was first issued in 2010 as FSR-596

Personnel on "Embers and Ashes":
Shirley Horn, vocals & piano; Joe Benjamin, bass; Herb Lovelle, drums.
Lewis Packer, bass, and Harry Saunders, drums, replace Benjamin and Lovelle on #8
Recorded in New York City, 1960

Personnel on "Where Are You Going":
Shirley Horn, vocals & piano; Marshall T. Harris, bass; Bernard Sweetney, drums.
Al Gafa, guitar (except on #13, 18, 20)
Recorded in New York City, 1972

Sessions produced by Buddy Smith (Stere-O-Craft), Boo Frazier (Perception)
Liner notes: Mort Fega (Stere-O-Craft)
The album “Where Are You Going” did not include any back-liner notes
This CD compilation produced by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.
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10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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