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Portrait Of Carmen

LP (Item 39432) Atlantic, 1967 — Condition: Very Good
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An excellent album from Carmen McRae – one of her hippest records ever, and a great set of vocal gems that often gets overlooked! Arrangements are by Benny Carter, Shorty Rogers, and Oliver Nelson – and the album's got a swinging groovy style that pushes Carmen past her straighter jazz vocal roots – into some hiply sophisticated territory that really shows her growing as a singer in the 60s. The album kicks off with an amazing reading of Tommy Wolf's "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", done by Carmen in a way that makes you know she owns the song – and then it moves through a compelling blend of compositions that includes "My Very Own Person", "Ask Any Woman", "Boy, Do I Have A Surprise For You", and "Elusive Butterfly". (Blue & green label pressing. Cover has some light wear and aging, a small split on the bottom seam, and a bit of separation of paste-on from the back.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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