is a 1962 Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics studio album by Carmen McRae, recorded in tribute to McRae's idol, Billie Holiday, who had died two years previously. [1 ]
Reception [ edit ]
Scott Yanow of Allmusic said that the album was one of McRae's "best recordings of the 1960s. McRae always considered Billie Holiday to be her primary influence, so a tribute album was a natural project for her...Recommended". [1 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Them There Eyes" ( Maceo Pinkard, William Tracy, Doris Tauber) - 2:45 "
Yesterdays" ( Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 4:52 "I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away the Key)" (Jimmy Eaton, Terry Shand) - 2:32
Strange Fruit" ( Lewis Allen) - 2:47 "
Miss Brown to You" ( Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, Ralph Rainger) - 2:28 "
My Man" ( Jacques Charles, Channing Pollack, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain) - 4:05 "
I Cried for You (Now It's Your Turn to Cry Over Me)" ( Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed, Abe Lyman) - 2:52 "
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)" (Jimmy Davis, Roger ("Ram") Ramirez, James Sherman) - 4:18 "
Trav'lin' Light" ( Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) - 2:20 "Some Other Spring" (
Arthur Herzog, Jr., Irene Kitchings) - 3:02 "
What a Little Moonlight Can Do" ( Harry Woods) - 3:31 "
God Bless the Child" (Herzog, Billie Holiday) - 3:24
Bonus tracks on the 1997 CD reissue
"If the Moon Turns Green" (
Paul Coates, Bernie Hanighen) - 3:28 "
The Christmas Song" ( Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) - 3:55
Personnel [ edit ]
Norman Simmons' Sextet
References [ edit ]