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Love Songs / Lena Horne


Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 63604  
Composer:  Leonard BernsteinWalter DonaldsonGeorge GershwinBilly Strayhorn,   ... 
Performer:  Lena Horne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in:   
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. It's Love
2. Love Me or Leave Me
3. Man I Love, The
4. You're the One
5. People Will Say We're in Love
6. Don't Take Your Love from Me
7. Love Is the Thing
8. Someone to Watch over Me
9. At Long Last Love
10. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
11. Love Me a Little Little
12. Let Me Love You
13. Mad About the Boy
14. I'm Through With Love
15. What Is This Thing Called Love?
16. You're My Thrill

Personnel includes: Lena Horne (vocals); Marty Paich, Marty Gold, Lou Bring

(conductor); Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra; Artie Shaw & His Orchestra; Charlie Barnet & His
Read more Orchestra.

Tracks recorded between 1941 and 1961. Includes liner notes by Will Friedwald.

Personnel: Lena Horne (vocals); Artie Shaw (clarinet); Benny Carter (alto saxophone); Charlie Barnet (tenor saxophone); Henry "Red" Allen (trumpet).

Liner Note Author: Will Friedwald.

Recording information: 01/07/1941-07/26/1961.

Arranger: Lennie Hayton.

Some of the more jazz-oriented highlights of Lena Horne's recording career are on this CD. Unfortunately the full personnel is not given, although the recording dates and the various orchestra leaders are. As one can ascertain from the CD's title, the emphasis is on love songs, but most of the music swings too. Horne is heard with the orchestras of Charlie Barnet in 1941 ("You're My Thrill"), Artie Shaw in 1941 ("Don't Take Your Love From Me" and "Love Me a Little Little" which also include uncredited solos from trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen and altoist Benny Carter), Lou Bring (also 1941), Marty Gold (1961), and her husband, Lennie Hayton (1955 and 1958). Among the highlights are "Love Me or Leave Me," "At Long Last Love," "I'm Confessin'," and "Mad About the Boy." If the packaging was more complete and the music programmed in chronological order, the rating would have been higher, for the music is quite good. ~ Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Wonderful Town: It's Love by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
2. Whoopee: Love me or leave me by Walter Donaldson
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
3. Lady, be Good: The man I love by George Gershwin
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
4. You're the One by Billy Strayhorn
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
5. Oklahoma!: People Will Say We're In Love by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Written: 1943 
6. Don't Take Your Love From Me by Henry Nemo
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
7. Love Is the Thing by Victor Young
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
8. Oh, Kay!: Someone to watch over me by George Gershwin
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
9. You Never Know: At long last love by Cole Porter
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
10. I'm Confessin' that I Love You by Doc Daugherty
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
11. Love Me a Little Little by Howard E. Smith
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
12. Let Me Love You by Bart Howard
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
13. Words and Music: Mad about the boy by Noel Coward
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
14. I'm Through With Love by Matty Malneck
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
15. Wake up and Dream: What is this thing called love? by Cole Porter
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
16. You're My Thrill by Jay Gorney
Performer:  Lena Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Modern 

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