Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Carmen McRae|Carmen McRae: Finest Hour

Carmen McRae: Finest Hour

Carmen McRae

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

An in-depth 19-track overview of the career of jazz vocalist Carmen McRae, demonstrating her bebop-influenced vocal styling ranging from blues ballads to fluid bop scat. Part of the Verve Finest Hour series, this well-presented album is a fine introduction to the artist at an affordable price.
© Zac Johnson /TiVo

More info

Carmen McRae: Finest Hour

Carmen McRae

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
I Was Doing All Right
00:02:50

George Gershwin, ComposerLyricist - Ira Gershwin, ComposerLyricist - Carmen McRae, MainArtist

℗ 1956 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
How Long Has This Been Going On
00:04:06

George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Author - Carmen McRae, MainArtist

℗ 1959 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Namely You
00:02:46

Johnny Mercer, ComposerLyricist - Carmen McRae, MainArtist - Gene DePaul, Composer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Mercer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1956 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Dream Of Life
00:04:02

Carmen McRae, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Luther Henderson Jr., ComposerLyricist

℗ 1957 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
The Eagle And Me
00:02:48

Harold Arlen, ComposerLyricist - Carmen McRae, MainArtist - E.Y. HARBURG, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1958 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Do You Know Why?
00:02:53

Carmen McRae, MainArtist - Johnny Burke, Author - Jimmy Van Heusen, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1958 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Whatever Lola Wants
00:03:00

Carmen McRae, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - JERRY ROSS, ComposerLyricist - Robert Adler, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1955 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
When Your Lover Has Gone
00:03:35

Einar Aaron Swan, ComposerLyricist - Carmen McRae, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Weak For The Man
00:04:08

Jeanne Burns, ComposerLyricist - Carmen McRae, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Katz, Recording Arranger, Music Director & Conductor, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1958 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Mad About The Boy
00:04:14

Carmen McRae, MainArtist - Noel Coward, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1957 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Love Is A Simple Thing
00:02:05

Richard Williams, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - June Carroll, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Cleveland, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Ernie Wilkins, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Carmen McRae, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Zoot Sims, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Woods, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Dick Katz, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Arthur Spiegel, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
I Loves You Porgy (Soundtrack Version)
00:03:50

George Gershwin, ComposerLyricist - Ira Gershwin, Author - Dubose Heyward, Author - Carmen McRae, MainArtist

℗ 1959 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Baltimore Oriole
00:03:54

HOAGY CARMICHAEL, Composer - Carmen McRae, MainArtist - Paul Francis Webster, Author

℗ 1958 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Invitation
00:02:55

Carmen McRae, MainArtist - Paul Francis Webster, Author - Bronislaw Kaper, Composer

℗ 1958 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Something To Live For
00:03:14

Wendell Marshall, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Duke Ellington, ComposerLyricist - Carmen McRae, MainArtist - Billy Strayhorn, Piano, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1955 GRP Records Inc.

16
Midnight Sun
00:03:48

Johnny Mercer, Author - Carmen McRae, MainArtist - SONNY BURKE, Composer - Lionel Hampton, Composer

℗ 1956 UMG Recordings, Inc.

17
Georgia Rose
00:03:22

Carmen McRae, MainArtist - Jimmy Fylnn, ComposerLyricist - Harry Rosenthal, ComposerLyricist - Alexander Sullivan, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1958 UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
Love Is Here To Stay (Live At The Newport Jazz Festival/1957)
00:03:04

George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Author - Carmen McRae, MainArtist - George Wein, Producer

℗ 1957 UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
Perdido (Live At The Newport Jazz Festival/1957)
00:02:51

Carmen McRae, MainArtist - Juan Tizol, ComposerLyricist - George Wein, Producer

℗ 1957 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

An in-depth 19-track overview of the career of jazz vocalist Carmen McRae, demonstrating her bebop-influenced vocal styling ranging from blues ballads to fluid bop scat. Part of the Verve Finest Hour series, this well-presented album is a fine introduction to the artist at an affordable price.
© Zac Johnson /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Everyday Life

Coldplay

Everyday Life Coldplay

Ghost Stories

Coldplay

Ghost Stories Coldplay

A Rush of Blood to the Head

Coldplay

Parachutes

Coldplay

Parachutes Coldplay
More on Qobuz
By Carmen McRae

The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster

Carmen McRae

Carmen Sings Monk

Carmen McRae

Carmen Sings Monk Carmen McRae

Book Of Ballads

Carmen McRae

Book Of Ballads Carmen McRae

Blue Moon

Carmen McRae

Blue Moon Carmen McRae

For Once In My Life

Carmen McRae

For Once In My Life Carmen McRae

Playlists

You may also like...

Love For Sale

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Love For Sale Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

BD Music Presents Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Sunset In The Blue

Melody Gardot

Sunset In The Blue Melody Gardot

On Vacation

Till Brönner

On Vacation Till Brönner

Sunset In The Blue (Deluxe Version)

Melody Gardot

In your panoramas...
Impulse! Orange was the New Black

Along with Blue Note and Verve, Impulse! is without doubt one of the best-known American jazz labels. Painted in orange and black, the label not only brought us John Coltrane, but also some of the most adventurous musicians of the 1960s.

Ray Charles, a Stylist Under the Influence

A founding father of soul, whose career spanned half a century, Ray Charles cannot be reduced to a handful of famous hits. He is above all the master of the high-end musical crossover that makes an art of mixing genres, approaching one to better embrace the other. Ray Charles secularised gospel, enriched the blues, played jazz, sang country and approached rock'n'roll. Let's take a look back at his unique style based on the five listed here.

Jazz: A Woman's World

Excluding singers, women in jazz haven’t had an easy time making their way to the front of the stage. There are of course the likes of Mary Lou Williams, Jaimie Branch, Geri Allen and Alice Coltrane. But up until recently, female jazz artists have been few and far between in the male-dominated and at times rather sexist genre.

In the news...