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The Original Decca Recordings: Carmen McRae - Here to Stay


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Artist: Carmen McRae
Release date: 1992
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 20
Duration: 53:04
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No. Title Length
1. Just One of Those Things 2:40
2. Something to Live For 3:13
3. Sometimes I'm Happy 2:33
4. This Will Make You Laugh 3:23
5. Love Is Here to Stay 2:40
6. I Can't Get Started 3:18
7. Suppertime 3:01
8. My One and Only Love 3:10
9. I'll Remember April 2:38
10. Yardbird Suite 1:58
11. A Sleepin' Bee 2:27
12. Three Little Words 1:52
13. Comes Love 2:44
14. I See Your Face Before Me 2:22
15. It's Love 2:56
16. (How Little It Matters) How Little We Know 2:28
17. You Leave Me Breathless 2:37
18. That's for Me 2:47
19. Falling in Love with Love 2:14
20. Love Is a Simple Thing 2:03



One of several CDs that reissue singer Carmen McRae's early Decca recordings, this release draws its material from the 1955 small group album By Special Request and a 1959 record with the Ernie Wilkins Orchestra (Something to Swing About). McRae excels in both settings. While tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, trumpeter Richard Williams and pianist Dick Katz get some solo space on the latter album, the former one showcases McRae either with Dick Katz's quartet, accordion player Mat Mathews' quintet (with flutist Herbie Mann) or (on "Something to Live For") with its composer Billy Strayhorn on piano. During an emotional rendition of "Supper Time," McRae herself plays piano. Throughout the 20 selections, the singer is heard in her early prime, hitting high notes that she would not even think of attempting in her later years. Recommended.