Stormy Weather: The Legendary Lena (1941-1958)

Stormy Weather: The Legendary Lena (1941-1958)

by Lena Horne



Although the very attractive Lena Horne has never really been a jazz singer, her vocals are generally of interest to jazz listeners and she has occasionally recorded in jazz settings. This Bluebird CD is pretty definitive of the first half of her career. Horne sings a pair of ballads with Charlie Barnet's 1941 orchestra and two songs (including "Don't Take Your Love From Me") with a unique Artie Shaw-led all-star band that includes Benny Carter, Red Allen, and a string section. The remainder of the disc features Horne backed by studio orchestras, and the results are superior (if sometimes overly dramatic) renditions of standards as rendered by a top-notch cabaret singer. Highlights include "Stormy Weather," "Ill Wind," "Moanin' Low," "As Long As I Live," and "It's All Right With Me."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/1990
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078635998528
catalogNumber: 9985

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lena Horne   Primary Artist,Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Charlie Barnet   Saxophone
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Illinois Jacquet   Saxophone
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Remo Palmier   Guitar
Artie Shaw   Clarinet
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Bobby Byrne   Trombone
Horace Henderson   Conductor
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Don Lamond   Drums
John Letman   Trumpet
Phil Moore   Piano
Nellie Lutcher   Piano
George Duvivier   Bass
Cohn   Saxophone
Robert Alexander   Trombone
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Danny Banks   Saxophone
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Wallace Bishop   Drums
Kurt Bloom   Saxophone
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Lou Bring   Conductor
Billy Byers   Trombone
Bob Burnet   Trumpet
Eddie Caine   Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
DeRisi   Trumpet
Gene DiNovi   Piano
Epstein   Saxophone
George Esposito   Trumpet
Bus Etri   Guitar
Eddie Gibbs   Guitar
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Conn Humphreys   Saxophone
Clyde Hurley   Trumpet
Osie Johnson   Drums
Manny Klein   Trumpet
James Lamare   Saxophone
Ford Leary   Trombone
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Sam Marowitz   Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Jack Mayhew   Saxophone
Tony Mottola   Guitar
Claude "Spud" Murphy   Trombone
Charlie O'Kane   Saxophone
Romeo Penque   Saxophone
Neely Plumb   Saxophone
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Abraham Richman   Saxophone
Bill Robertson   Trombone
Robinson   Saxophone
Don Ruppersberg   Trombone
Mischa Russell   Violin
Gene Sedric   Clarinet
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Jimmy Shirley   Guitar
John Simmons   Bass
Jack Stacey   Saxophone
Phil Stevens   Bass
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Lyman Vunk   Trumpet
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Sonny White   Piano
Doles Dickens   Bass
Stanley Webb   Saxophone
Nick Pisani   Violin
Wayne E. Songer   Saxophone
John d'Agostino   Trombone
Vincent Forchetti   Trombone
Randy Miller   Trombone
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Billy Taylor   Bass
Manny Gershman   Saxophone
Morton Friedman   Saxophone
Jake "Vernon" Porter   Trumpet
Archie Rosate   Saxophone
Leo White   Saxophone
Laura Newell   Strings,Harp
Bill Miller   Piano
Gilbert   Saxophone
Berisford "Shep" Shepherd   Drums

Technical Credits

Ralph Burns   Arranger
Howard Smith   Composer
Willie Rodriguez   Contributor
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Lennie Hayton   Arranger
Horace Holmes   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Eileen Orr   Composer
Michael Bourne   Liner Notes
Ned Freeman   Arranger
Bart Howard   Composer

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