Live at Yoshi's (Dee Dee Bridgewater album)

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Live at Yoshi's
Live album by
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2000
RecordedApril 25–28, 1998
VenueJack London Square, Oakland, CA
Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
GenreVocal jazz
ProducerAlfredo Cruz, Becca Pulliam, Dee Dee Bridgewater
Dee Dee Bridgewater chronology
Dear Ella
Live at Yoshi's
This Is New
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA–[2]

Live at Yoshi's is a 1998 live album by Dee Dee Bridgewater, recorded at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, California.[3]

Bridgewater sings several songs from her last album Dear Ella, a tribute to the jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, who had died a year previously, and this live album was partly recorded on what would have been Fitzgerald's 81st birthday.


Robert Christgau commented "After fruitlessly sampling whatever Bridgewater albums came my way for 25 years, I harbored few hopes that this one would escape decorum, delusions of grandeur, and/or commercial confusion just because it was live. But it does, and then it keeps on going. It's funny, it's sexy, it swings like crazy. Long workouts on "Slow Boat to China" and "Love for Sale" show off her fabled chops without dwelling on them. The many extended scats are worthy of Ella herself. Even the gaffe proves her heart is in the right place when she's out there working the crowd--James Brown's "Sex Machine."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Undecided" (Leo Robin, Charlie Shavers) – 8:57
  2. "(I'd Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China" (Frank Loesser) – 6:09
  3. "Stairway to the Stars" (Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli) – 7:56
  4. "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" (Harry M. Woods) – 5:13
  5. "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine" (James Brown) – 2:32
  6. "Midnight Sun" (Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer) – 7:08
  7. "Cherokee" (Ray Noble) – 6:14
  8. "Love for Sale" (vocal melody : Cole Porter, music : Herbie Hancock) – 14:06
  9. "Cotton Tail" (Duke Ellington) – 9:42



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "Consumer Guide Reviews: Live at Yoshi's". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ Live at Yoshi's at AllMusic