- Released: September 14, 1998
- Label: Concord Records
- 1.I Love Being Here With You
- 2.T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
- 3.Don't Get Around Much Anymore
- 5.Someone Else Is Steppin' In
- 6.Body And Soul
- 7.Day By Day
- 8.As Long As I Live
- 9.Please Send Me Someone To Love
- 10.In A Mellotone
- 11.Time After Time
- 12.Never Make Your Move Too Soon
This is part of Concord Jazz's Concord Jazz Heritage Series.
Personnel: Ernestine Anderson (vocals); Ken Pohlman, Ed Bickert, Ron Eschete, Jim Hershman (guitar); Dave Edwards, Herman Riley, Jack Nimitz, Jeff Clayton , Rickey Woodard, Joe Romano, Bob Cooper (saxophone); Benny Carter (alto saxophone); Red Holloway (tenor saxophone); Clay Jenkins, Conte Candoli, Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown , Snooky Young, Frank Szabo (trumpet); Garnett Brown, Thurman Green, Maurice Spears, Ira Nepus, Buster Cooper (trombone); Dave McKenna, Gene Harris, George Shearing, Hank Jones , Marshall Otwell, Larry Fuller , Monty Alexander, Nat Pierce (piano); Frank Gant, Frank Capp, Jake Hanna, Gerryck King, Jeff Hamilton , Jimmie Smith , Harold Jones (drums).
Audio Mixers: Phil Edwards ; Ron Davis.
Recording information: Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA (08/01/1976-08/18/1990); Concord Su (08/01/1976-08/18/1990); Fujitsu-Concord Jazz Festival, Kan-I Hoken Hall, Tokyo, (08/01/1976-08/18/1990).
Arranger: John Clayton.
Ernestine Anderson made a full comeback during her Concord years after a long period of neglect. This 1998 sampler has one selection apiece from a dozen of her Concord releases, and it hits most of the high points. including "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (from her breakthrough appearance at the 1976 Concord Jazz Festival), "As Long As I Live," "Please Send Me Someone to Love," and an extended remake version of "Never Make Your Move Too Soon." Anderson is heard throughout in peak form, whether backed by a trio, joined by the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra or the Juggernaut, or accompanied by such all-stars as Ed Bickert, Dave McKenna, Hank Jones, Gene Harris, Red Holloway, George Shearing (she duets with the pianist on "Body and Soul"), Monty Alexander, Benny Carter or her good friend Ray Brown. More serious collectors will want her complete releases, but this is an excellent acquisition for those not familiar with the soulful singer. ~ Scott Yanow