Billy Eckstine Cool Mr B

Cool Mr B
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Collector's Choice


  • 1.I Love You
  • 2.Blowin' The Blues Away
  • 3.Don't Blame Me
  • 4.If That's The Way That You Feel
  • 5.I Want To Talk About You
  • 6.Without A Song
  • 7.A Cottage For Sale
  • 8.Prisoner Of Love
  • 9.Mean To Me
  • 10.The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Wardell Gray, Fats Navarro, Oscar Petiford, Art Blakey, Sarah Vaughan.
Give your Luther Vandross CDs a break. Instead, slide in this snappy ten-track import featuring Billy Eckstine and orchestra after the wine has flowed and get ready for the passion. The arrangements are no joke: the swings are intricate with hooks as powerful as Joe Frazier's left paw; the ballads feature similar subtle thematic shifts that are staples of mystery movies; and Eckstine, in his prime, handles the big glossy charts as adroitly as Nascar drivers handle left turns. "Blowing the Blues Away" is a blistering swing piece that will blow you away with its tenacity. He counters with "If That's the Way You Feel," where he uses a low, throaty, melting vocal on a song designed to corral a straying heart. Lovers of James Brown's '60s rendition of "Prisoner of Love" will melt like butter in a hot kitchen when listening to Eckstine's smooth interpretation. Effortlessly, he gives his all every time. "Without a Song" is a prime example of his silky assurance. Female vocalists are spotlighted on "Don't Blame Me" and "Mean to Me," adding variety and showcasing members of Eckstine's revue. Cool Mr. B is a most appropriate title for these ten daggers. ~ Andrew Hamilton

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  • UPC: 617742100327
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