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1. Spanish Grease - Willie Bobo
2. How Long Has This Been Going On? - Carmen McRae
3. Who Needs Forever? - Astrud Gilberto
4. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? - Dinah Washington
5. Feeling Good - Nina Simone
6. Return to Paradise - Shirley Horn
7. Wait Till You See Her - Ella Fitzgerald
8. Don't Explain - Billie Holiday
9. See Line Women - Nina Simone
10. Summertime - Sarah Vaughan
11. Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday
12. Hare Krishna -- Hail Krishna - Tony Scott
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 589620
Creed Taylor; Hal Mooney; Johnny Mandel; Milt Gabler; Norman Granz; Pete Spargo; Tony Scott; Bob Shad; Brian Koniarz (Compilation)
Personnel: Tony Scott (vocals, clarinet); Nina Simone, Shirley Horn (vocals, piano); Willie Bobo (vocals, timbales); Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Astrud Gilberto, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae (vocals); Kenny Burrell, Rudy Stevenson, Barney Kessel, Barry Galbraith, Carl Kress (guitar); Collin Walcott (sitar); Hal McKusick (flute, alto saxophone); Jim Walker , Steve Kujala (flute); Anthony Ortega (clarinet, alto saxophone); Jerome Richardson, Lucky Thompson (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Danny Bank (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); Bobby Brown (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Jack Cressey, Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone); Larry Binyon (tenor saxophone); Don Elliott (trumpet, vibraphone, bongos); Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder, Russ Case, Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Melvin Lastie (cornet); Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Urbie Green (trombone); Tommy Mitchell (bass trombone); Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson (piano, celesta); Don Abney, Dave Bowman , Jimmy Jones , Wynton Kelly (piano); Lenny McBrowne, Steve "Syco Steve" Williams, George Wettling, Charles Edward Smith, Jimmy Crawford (drums); Victor Pantoja (congas); Luis Conte (percussion).
Recording information: Capitol Recording Studios, New York, NY (11/08/1944-??/??/1991); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (11/08/1944-??/??/1991); Clinton Recording Studios, New York, NY (11/08/1944-??/??/1991); Fine Sound, New York, NY (11/08/1944-??/??/1991); Group IV Recordings, Hollywood, CA (11/08/1944-??/??/1991); New York, NY (11/08/1944-??/??/1991); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (11/08/1944-??/??/1991).
Arrangers: Hal Mooney; Johnny Mandel; Nina Simone; Quincy Jones; Tutti Camarata.
Entertainment Weekly (5/3/02, p.86) - "...[Verve shows] how much DJ-jazz vocal fusion can offer..."
Q (May 2002, p.125) - 4 out of 5 stars - "The jazz label's first modern makeover works surprisingly well....potent voices, lush setting."
CMJ (5/13/02, p.4) - "...Breezy grooves that pay homage to some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of the 20th century..."
JazzTimes (7-8/02, p.119) - "...The appeal of this CD has less to do with the music - though some of these reinterpretations are musically excellent - and more to do with the surprise of hearing timless voices like Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Dinah Washington...and especially, Billie Holiday in modern-day contexts..."
Vibe (June 2002, p.155) - 4 out of 5 - "...The label opened its storied vault to today's hippest knob-twirlers, whose reinterpretations soar above bargain-basement expectations..."
Mojo (Publisher) (5/02, p.110) - "...Extraordinary..."
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