Don't Go to Strangers

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This article is about the Etta Jones album and title song. For the unrelated song, see Don't Go to Strangers (T. Graham Brown song).
Don't Go to Strangers
Studio album by Etta Jones
Released 1960
Recorded June 21, 1960
Genre Jazz
Length 40:55
Label Prestige
Etta Jones chronology
Etta Jones and Strings
(1960)
Don't Go to Strangers
(1960)
Something Nice
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Don't Go to Strangers is an album recorded in 1960 by jazz vocalist Etta Jones. It was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.

Overview[edit]

This was Etta Jones' first album for the independent jazz label Prestige when it was released in 1960 (having been recorded in a single session on June 21 of that year), and although Jones had been releasing records since 1944, including a dozen sides for RCA in 1946 and an album for King Records in 1957, she was treated as an overnight sensation when the title tune from the album went gold, hitting the Top 40 on the pop charts and reaching number five on the R&B charts.[2]

Recording session[edit]

Blending the influences of Billie Holiday and more blues-centered vocalists, and supported by an exceptional quintet featuring:

Track listing[edit]

Track Song Title Composer Time
1. "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" Walter Donaldson/Gus Kahn 4:23
2. "Don't Go to Strangers" Redd Evans/Arthur Kent/Dave Mann 3:51
3. "I Love Paris" Cole Porter 4:01
4. "Fine and Mellow" Billie Holiday 5:52
5. "Where or When" Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers 3:41
6. "If I Had You" Jimmy Campbell/Reginald Connelly/Kevin Connelley/Ted Shapiro 3:51
7. "On the Street Where You Live" Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe 3:45
8. "Something to Remember You By" Howard Dietz/Arthur Schwartz 3:45
9. "Bye Bye Blackbird" Mort Dixon/Ray Henderson 3:16
10. "All the Way" Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen 4:39

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