Fine and Mellow: Live at Birdland West

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Fine and Mellow: Live at Birdland West
Studio album by Carmen McRae
Released 1988
Recorded December 1987, Birdland West, Long Beach, California
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 56:27
Label Concord
Carmen McRae chronology
The Carmen McRae – Betty Carter Duets
Fine and Mellow: Live at Birdland West
Carmen Sings Monk

Fine and Mellow: Live at Birdland West is a 1988 live album by Carmen McRae. [1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow says that "Although Carmen McRae is the obvious star of her live record...she gives plenty of solo space to her notable all-star band". Yanow wrote of the songs that "McRae updates them a bit and makes them sound relevant and swinging. Recommended". [1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Cole Porter) – 6:46
  2. "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry?" (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman) – 5:07
  3. "Fine and Mellow" (Billie Holiday) – 9:31
  4. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell) – 5:20
  5. "Black and Blue" (Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 7:37
  6. "One More Chance" (Carolyn A. Gillman) – 4:06
  7. "Until the Real Thing Comes Along" (Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols, Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L.E. Freeman) – 5:00
  8. "My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More" (Eubie Blake, Razaf) – 6:44



  1. ^ a b c "Fine and Mellow: Live at Birdland West". Allmusic. Retrieved July 20, 2011.