Beginning as a novelty artist in the 1950's, Teresa Brewer soon eased into an acclaimed career as a jazz vocalist. Mercer Ellington and Count Basie direct the two stellar orchestras that accompany Ms. Brewer on these historic recordings on which she puts her own stamp on classics such as "Stormy Weather," "After You've Gone," and "Gimme A Pigfoot."
2.Gulf Coast Blues
3.Down Hearted Blues
4.Baby Won't You Please Come Home
5.St. Louis Blues
6.After You've Gone
7.I Ain't Got Nobody
8.Gimme A Pigfoot
9.I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
10.Them There Eyes
12.All Of Me
13.Dinah's In A Jam
14.When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
15.Ring Dem Bells
17.In A Mellow Tone
18.Creole Love Call
2 LPs on 1 CD: THE SONGS OF BESSIE SMITH (w/ Count Basie) (1983)/THE COTTON CONNECTION (w/ Mercer Ellington) (1985).
Personnel includes: Teresa Brewer (vocals); Count Basie (piano); Mercer Ellington (trumpet); Thad Jones (arranger); Eric Dixon (tenor saxophone); Sonny Cohn (trumpet); Henry Coker (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar); Norman Keenan (bass); Sonny Payne (drums).
Originally released on Doctor Jazz (38836) & Doctor Jazz (40031).
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