The Bebop Shop : Body & Soul: Billie, Ella & The Great Jazz Voices : Carmen McRae
By way of introduction to the release by our latest female artist, Carmen McRae, here is a quote from the original liner notes from "After Glow" the third selection in our four album, 2CD set. "Every so often the public is treated to an entertainer who is in some way special-not merely talented, but delightfully unusual. Lovely Carmen McRea is just such an entertainer. A vocal paradox, Carmens extraordinary voice is at once strong and confident, yet soft and tender".Across these four releases you will witness not only the superb singing of the wonderful Ms. McRae but also her instrumental artistry.
All four albums have been digitally re-mastered. (AVID Entertainment) Price: £8.99
On Mad About the Man (1957) she explores a dozen Noel Coward tunes - romantic, perceptive, and sophisticated - backed by three studio groups directed by Jack Pleis.
Star-studded personnel includes : Pete Candoli, Bob Enevoldsen, Buddy Collette, Red Mitchell, Larry Bunker, Charlie Shavers, Seldon Powell, Jimmy Cleveland, Ray Bryant, Specs Wright, and many more. 2 LPs on 1 CD - 24 tracks - 24 bit digitally remastered stereo. (Discovery Records) Price: £12.99