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Art of Mabel Mercer

Mabel MercerAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 14, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collectables
  • ASIN: B00005MKCN
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,814 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. While We're Young
2. The First Warm Day in May
3. Let Me Love You
4. You Will Wear Velvet
5. Some Fine Day
6. Remind Me
7. It Happens All Over the World
8. Hello, Young Lovers
9. Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)
10. Over the Weekend
11. Goodbye John
12. Did You Ever Cross Over to Sneeden's
13. Thank You for the Flowers
14. It Was Worth It
15. Early Morning Blues
16. Ivory Tower
17. By Myself
18. Charm
19. Little Girl Blue
20. Trouble Man
See all 28 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

28 tracks by this immensely influential pop singer, including her charming renditions of While We're Young; Hello, Young Lovers; Little Girl Blue; Remind Me; By Myself; Some Fine Day; Ivory Tower; It Was Worth It; Just One of Those Things; The Riviera , and more!

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cabaret Magic. June 6, 2002
Format:Audio CD
At last, Miss Mercer's best work is on CD. Mabel Mercer is definitely an acquired taste like Billie Holiday (who was a Mercer devotee), and this disc contains all of her 10" Atlantic LPs. Put yourself in the pre-dawn world of an early 1950s NYC nightspot, and immerse yourself into Mabel's classic readings of both famous and rare songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Unique Perfection of Mabel Mercer April 27, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This is the perfect disc to encouter Mabel Mercer for the first time. She's at her peak here: her intonation dead-on, her diction perfect and her musicianship as superb as it got. Many fine singers credit her for all they learned about singing from listening to her. These 1950s recordings show why. If you care about singing you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Lost Art of Performing November 29, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Mabel Mercer was definitely an acquired taste, but once she grabs a hold of you, you'll wonder how you did without her. Mabel's influence was broad, and stars like Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, all shared a common passion for her one-of-a-kind storytelling. She may not have had a "beautiful" voice, but her phrasing was unique and completely her own, and her diction was spot on, which allowed the listener to fully comprehend every single word she sang. On this wonderful collection, she works her magic and traverses through a bunch of well-known standards, and some obscure and forgotten gems as well. She wasn't a Jazz singer like Sarah Vaughan or Ella Fitzgerald, but she was quite possibly the finest Cabaret singer of her day. Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne, Josephine Baker, Maxine Sullivan, Della Reese, and the list goes on. Her influence was immense, and I pray to god that her legacy will not be forgotten in the years to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars jo jo from east baltimore November 1, 2013
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I just listened to it, and it is marvelous, she is a acquired taste, but once you hear her phrasing, and emphasis she puts on the lyrics it is pure magic! All of the famous singers from Billie Holiday to Frank Sinatra, learned from her! Songwriters used to send her galleys of their new songs, before they were published! If you want to know about what makes a singer's singer, and the art of the song she is your Huckleberry!
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