- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Atlantic 8040 (1959)
- Original Album #2: Clarion 611 (1964)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Chris Connor's "cool" jazz singing style is at it's prime on these two Atlantic albums, both now available for the first time on compact disc. One album captures a memorable Village Vanguard concert performance ("Lover Come Back To Me" and "Poor Little Rich Girl" are highlights). The other album is filled with Gershwin greats like "A Foggy Day."
- 2.Strike Up The Band
- 4.Senor Blues
- 5.Lover Come Back To Me
- 6.Angel Eyes
- 7.Hallelujah I Love Him So
- 8.Poor Little Rich Girl
- 9.Round Midnight
- 10.All About Ronnie
- 11.Fine And Dandy
- 12.Don't Worry About Me
- 13.It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing)
- 14.Chinatown My Chinatown
- 15.Foggy Day
- 17.They Can't Take That Away From Me
- 18.Slap That Bass
- 19.I Was Doing Alright
- 20.Love Walked In
- 21.Nice Work If You Can Get It
- 22.I Love You Porgy
- 23.For You For Me For Evermore
- 24.Love Is Here To Stay
2 LPs on 1 CD: IN PERSON (1959)/SINGS GEORGE GERSHWIN.
Personnel includes: Chris Connor (vocals); Bill Rubenstein (piano); Kenny Burrell (guitar); Eddie De Haas (bass); Lex Humphries (drums).
IN PERSON recorded live at the Village Vanguard, New York, New York. Originally released on Atlantic (8040) and Clarion (611).
Personnel: Kenny Burrell (guitar); Bill Rubinstein (piano); Lex Humphries (drums).
Recording information: Village Vanguard, NY.
This 2001 Collectables two-fer pairs 1959's Chris in Person with 1964's Chris Connor Sings George Gershwin. The former, a live set recorded at the Village Vanguard and featuring Kenny Burrell on guitar, is one of Connor's best LPs, a bright and dynamic collection of her better-known standards. The latter is a ten-song LP released by Atlantic subsidiary Clarion seven years after the fact; though it's not the best place to look for her Gershwin songbook (check the compilation Sings the George Gershwin Almanac of Song), it's a nice summation of the session. ~ John Bush