- Released: October 21, 1997
- Label: Grp Records
- 1.Alright, Okay, You Win
- 2.Try a Little Tenderness
- 3.Them There Eyes
- 4.A Sunday Kind of Love
- 5.Speak Low
- 6.'Deed I Do
- 7.At Last
- 8.A Time for Love
- 9.Blue Gardenia
- 10.New York State of Mind
- 11.'Round Midnight
- 12.Stormy Monday Blues
- 13.Deedles' Blues
Personnel includes: Diane Schuur (vocals); B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Joe Williams (vocals); Gary Herbig, Johnnie Bamont, Larry Williams (saxophone); Tom Scott, Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Chuck Findley, Greg Adams, Jack Sheldon, Wayne Bergeron, Frank Szabo, Nolan Smith, Steve Huffsteter, Oscar Brashear (trumpet); Nick Lane, Matt Finders, Andrew Martin, Charles Loper, Garnett Brown, Dick "Slyde" Hyde, Maurice Spears (trombone); Dave Grusin (piano, synthesizer, percussion); Jai Winding (piano, organ); Dave Waldman, Alan Broadbent, Roger Kellaway, Tom Garvin, Grant Geissman, Michael Wofford (piano); Don Grusin (keyboards); David T. Walker, Howard Roberts, Phillip Upchurch (guitar); John Patitucci, John Clayton (bass); Harvey Mason, Jeff Hamilton (drums); The Count Basie Orchestra.
Producers include: Al Schmitt, Phil Ramone, Andre Fischer, Tom Scott, Dave Grusin.
Personnel: Diane Schuur (vocals); B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Joe Williams (vocals); David T. Walker, Dori Caymmi , John Chiodini, Phil Upchurch, Paul Viapiano (guitar); Howard Roberts (electric guitar); Tom Scott (strings, tenor saxophone); Ernie Fields Jr., Johnny Bamont, Larry Williams , Fred Jackson , Gary Foster, Gary Herbig, Jack Nimitz, Joel Peskin, Pete Christlieb (saxophone); Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Chuck Findley, Greg Adams, Frank Sxabo, Jack Sheldon, Oscar Brashear, Steve Huffsteter , Wayne Bergeron (trumpet); Richard Todd (French horn); Garnett Brown, Nick Lane, Andrew Martin , Charles Loper, Maurice Spears, Matt Finders (trombone); John Thomas Johnson (tuba); Jai Winding (piano, organ); Dave Grusin (piano, synthesizer, percussion); Grant Geissman, Alan Broadbent, Mike Wofford, Randy Waldman, Tom Garvin, Roger Kellaway (piano); Dan Dean (electric bass); Moyes Lucas, Harvey Mason, Sr. , Jeff Hamilton , John Guerin, Will Kennedy , Harold Jones , Vinnie Colaiuta (drums).
Recording information: 1985-1997.
Photographers: Ken Weingart; Robert Lewis .
Unknown Contributor Role: Count Basie Orchestra.
Arrangers: Diane Schuur; Jeremy Lubbock; Alan Broadbent.
The Very Best of Diane Schuur is a fine collection of 13 of the vocalist's most popular recordings for GRP, featuring such tracks as "All Right, OK, You Win (I'm in Love With You)," "Try a Little Tenderness," "Sunday Kind of Love," "Deed I Do," "Time for Love," "'Round Midnight," "Stormy Monday Blues," "Deedles' Blues," and "New York State of Mind." For collectors and serious fans, this has no purpose, but for casual fans and neophytes, this is an ideal purchase. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine