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Prisoner of Love - The Romantic Billy Eckstine


Download links and information about Prisoner of Love - The Romantic Billy Eckstine by Billy Eckstine. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 44:04 minutes.

Artist: Billy Eckstine
Release date: 2006
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 15
Duration: 44:04
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No. Title Length
1. I Love the Rhythm In a Riff 2:51
2. Sophisticated Lady 2:54
3. She's Got the Blues for Sale 3:01
4. Jelly, Jelly 3:19
5. Lonesome Lover Blues 2:48
6. Tell Me Pretty Baby 2:57
7. Without a Song 2:53
8. Cool Breeze 2:54
9. Serenade In Blue 2:52
10. Oo Bop Sh Bam 3:04
11. In the Still of the Night 2:54
12. In My Solitude 2:53
13. It Ain't Like That 2:53
14. Prisoner of Love 2:55
15. Second Balcony Jump 2:56



This 15-track set puts together some amazing performances by Billy Eckstine's band from the early '40s when he was leading one of the more intense, smoking bands on the scene. Some of his players during these years included Fats Navarro, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, and Kenny Dorham, just to name a few. The Eckstine band was sophisticated, jumping, and they swung like mad no matter the tune. Here, of course, the emphasis is on Eckstine's vocals, his smooth as silk baritone that could sing a ballad like Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady," or a deep swinging blues by Doc Pomus ("She Got the Blues for Sale"). There's scat, solid jazz balladry, and jumping, tough-hitting blues here. Highly recommended.