2 CD set. For more than three decades, Randy Crawford has traversed a musical spectrum that ranges from Jazz to Soul to R&B and Pop. Her warm timbre and inventive, emotional phrasing has won her countless fans around the world including some luminaries as George Benson, Quincy Jones, Bootsy Collins, Cannonball Adderley, and Al Jarreau. "This Ultimate Collection" highlights her jazzy urban R&B hits, including 'Street Life' and 'Give Me The Night' among many others and it also takes in her biggest chart moments, 'Almaz', which reached no 4 in November 1986, and 'One Day I'll Fly Away', which peaked at no 2 in August 1980. Many will recognise the oft remade Crawford tracks such as 'Rainy Night in Georgia' and 'You Might Need Somebody', recently covered to great success by Shola Ama, but it is the range of vocal treatments and variety of songs that will impress most. All her finest moments are included, making the compilation the perfect introduction and roundup to Crawford's career. WSM. 2005.