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The Complete Black & White Recordings


Download links and information about The Complete Black & White Recordings by Lena Horne. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 51:51 minutes.

Artist: Lena Horne
Release date: 1999
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 17
Duration: 51:51
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No. Title Length
1. Just Squeeze Me 3:06
2. I Don't Want To Cry Anymore 2:33
3. Beale Street Blues 3:06
4. You Go To My Head 3:01
5. It's A Rainy Day 2:52
6. At Long Last Love 2:45
7. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 2:49
8. Little Girl Blue 2:37
9. Old-Fashioned Love 2:47
10. My Man's Gone Now 3:02
11. More Than You Know 3:07
12. Hesitating Blues 3:07
13. Glad To Be Unhappy 2:40
14. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen 2:59
15. Whispering 2:51
16. Blue Prelude 2:39
17. Frankie & Johnny 5:50



Just three years after her celebrated appearance performing the title song of Stormy Weather, Lena Horne was having trouble with MGM; the company refused to cast her in roles that would further her career. As part of an ongoing process of reinvention, she recorded several sides during 1946 for the Los Angeles label Black & White. With a roster including Willie "The Lion" Smith, Barney Bigard, and Erroll Garner, and the likes of producers Leonard Feather and Nesuhi Ertegun, the label focused on R&B and traditional jazz. The 17 tracks here balance numbers in keeping with Horne's characters from recent films (the folk or spiritual numbers "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," "My Man's Gone Now," and "Frankie & Johnny") with more refined pop standards ("You Go to My Head," "Glad to Be Unhappy," "At Long Last Love," and "More Than You Know"). Horne's voice is gorgeous, uplifting, and very touching, while the accompaniment — by Phil Moore's orchestra, featuring Moore on piano, Gerald Wilson on trumpet, and Lucky Thompson on tenor sax — is tasteful and somewhat restrained. As with many transcription releases, The Complete Black & White Recordings reveals talents more in keeping with a live concert than any studio work done by Horne. About half of the material here appears on the 1997 Simitar collection More Than You Know.