Being Myself (Lena Horne album)

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Being Myself
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Studio album by Lena Horne
Released June 2, 1998
Recorded 1997
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 38:26
Label Blue Note
Producer Rodney Jones
Lena Horne chronology
An Evening with Lena Horne
(1994)
Being Myself
(1998)
Seasons of a Life
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Being Myself is a 1998 studio album by Lena Horne, and was the final original studio album released during her lifetime. Horne initially began work on the album in 1995; however, the project was left unfinished and Horne entered the studio in 1997 to record the songs presented in this album. Horne recorded three tracks for the original version of this album: "Black Is," "Chelsea Bridge" and "Willow Weep for Me." These tracks were later issued on the Blue Note compilation album Seasons of a Life. [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues" (Jimmy Smith) – 3:43
  2. "As Long as I Live" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 2:27
  3. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke) – 4:25
  4. "It's All Right with Me" (Cole Porter) – 3:17
  5. "A Sleepin' Bee" (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) – 3:36
  6. "Imagination" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 5:49
  7. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:42
  8. "After You, Who?" (Porter) – 3:15
  9. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) – 3:54
  10. "What Am I Here For?" (Duke Ellington, Frankie Laine) – 3:18

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