- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Epic LN-3280 (1956)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Singer Anita Ellis recorded her own records in the 1950's after a successful career dubbing singing voices in a number of Hollywood films. A versatile singer, Ellis was at home singing swing, ballads, and traditional pop. This original recording from the vaults of Epic includes the standout tunes "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "I Loves You Porgy," and "Wait Till You See Him."
- 1.Theme And Exposition
- 2.If I Had A Ribbon Bow
- 3.Wait Till You See Him
- 4.Man With A Horn
- 5.I Ain't Got No Shame
- 6.They Can't Take That Away From Me
- 7.Walk Up
- 8.Four Walls
- 9.I Loves You Porgy
- 10.Roller Coaster Blues
- 11.Something To Live For
- 12.I Wonder What Became Of Me
Personnel includes: Anita Ellis (vocals); Luther Henderson (arranger, conductor).
Recorded in 1956. Originally released on Epic (3280).
Personnel: Anita Ellis (vocals).
Recording information: 06/25/1956-06/27/1956.
Arranger: Luther Henderson.
I Wonder What Became of Me features 12 early tracks from cabaret vocalist Anita Ellis recorded in the mid-'50s. The program consists mainly of standards, as she dips into the songbooks of George and Ira Gershwin ("They Can't Take That Away from Me"), Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn ("Something to Live For"), Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart ("Wait Till You See Him"), and Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer ("I Wonder What Became of Me"). Ellis fans will definitely want this set, as so little of her material remains in print. ~ Al Campbell