Dorothy Dandridge Smooth Operator

Smooth Operator
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Polygram Records


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Product Description:

Personnel includes: Dorothy Dandridge (vocals); Oscar Peterson (piano, celeste); Herb Ellis (guitar); Ray Brown (bass); Alvin Stoller (drums).
Producers include: Norman Granz.
Reissue producer: Jerry Rappaport.
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California in January 1958 and February 1961. Includes liner notes by Donald Bogle.
Digitally remastered by Kevin Reeves (Universal Music Studios-East).
Personnel: Dorothy Dandridge (vocals); Herb Ellis (guitar); Oscar Peterson (piano, celesta); Alvin Stoller (drums, bongos).
Liner Note Author: Donald Bogle.
Recording information: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (01/1958-02/1961).
Photographer: Donald Bogle.
Smooth Operator explores a little-known aspect of the beautiful, troubled African-American actress Dorothy Dandridge: her vocal abilities. Most of this album comes from a 1958 recording session featuring Dandridge's lovely interpretations of "When Your Lover Has Gone," "Body & Soul" and the title track. That her backing band is an augmented version of the Oscar Peterson Trio makes her album even more special, and a must for jazz fans and film buffs. ~ Heather Phares

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  • UPC: 731454751421
  • Shipping Weight: 0.37/lbs (approx)
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