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Carmen McRae - You're Lookin' At Me (1984)

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Carmen McRae - You're Lookin' At Me (1984)
{1986, Japan 1st Press}

EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 204 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 95 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Concord Records #CCD-4235 / King Records #K32Y 6065
Vocal Jazz / Standards

Carmen McRae's tribute to Nat King Cole (which predated the late-'80s revival of Cole's music) has its strong and weak points. She wisely adds Cole's former guitarist John Collins to her regular trio and picked some fine material (including "I'm an Errand Girl for Rhythm," "I Can't See for Lookin'" and "Just You, Just Me"). However McRae's phrasing is much different than Cole's and why did she sing "Sweet Lorraine" without changing any of the words? Despite those reservations, this set has enough strong moments to justify its purchase.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music

Track List:

01. I'm an Errand Girl for Rhythm [3:31]
02. Beautiful Moons Ago [3:09]
03. The Frim Fram Sauce [3:57]
04. Come in out of the Rain [3:11]
05. How Does It Feel? [4:01]
06. If I Had You [3:47]
07. I Can't See for Lookin' [3:27]
08. Sweet Lorraine [3:32]
09. You're Lookin' at Me [4:10]
10. Just You, Just Me [4:00]

Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA in November 1983.

Carmen McRae - vocals
John Collins - guitar
Marshall Otwell - piano
John Leftwich - bass
Donald Bailey - drums

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