Blackbirds Of 1928 / Shuffle Along [+Digital Booklet]
 
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Blackbirds Of 1928 / Shuffle Along [+Digital Booklet]

November 15, 2011

$6.99
Song Title Artist
Time
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1
I Can't Give You Anything But Love (From ''Blackbirds Of 1928'') Cab Calloway;Thelma Carpenter
2:18
2
Diga-Diga Doo (From ''Blackbirds Of 1928'') Cab Calloway;Thelma Carpenter
3:30
3
I Must Have That Man (From ''Blackbirds Of 1928'') Cab Calloway;Thelma Carpenter
3:35
4
Doin' The New Low-Down (From ''Blackbirds Of 1928'') Cab Calloway;Thelma Carpenter
3:05
5
Love Will Find A Way (From ''Shuffle Along'') Avon Long;Thelma Carpenter
3:26
6
I'm Just Wild About Harry (From ''Shuffle Along'') Avon Long;Thelma Carpenter
2:10
7
Bandana Days (From ''Shuffle Along'') Avon Long;Thelma Carpenter
2:00
8
Gypsy Blues (From ''Shuffle Along'') Avon Long;Thelma Carpenter
3:17
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Digital Booklet: Blackbirds Of 1928 / Shuffle Along


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 15, 2011
  • Release Date: November 15, 2011
  • Label: Masterworks Broadway
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  • Total Length: 23:21
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  • ASIN: B0063BQCNE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,088 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Rare Thelma Carpenter! February 27, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First-time CD release of this rare 10" LP from a series of RCA studio recreations, contains five superb performances by former Count Basie vocalist Thelma Carpenter, best remembered today as "Miss One" in the 1978 film "The Wiz", plus rare performances by Cab Calloway and Avon Long. Thelma co-starred with Long in the short-lived 1952 Broadway revival of "Shuffle Along," so these count as "cast" recordings as well, plus they are conducted by the show's legendary composer, Eubie Blake, and include a duet by revival cast members Louise Woods and Laurence Watson. There is also a "Blackbirds" number by the legendary Cab Calloway, whose name does not even appear. Carpenter's recordings are few and hard to find, so this is a welcome addition. For those who want more of Thelma, check out "Seems Like Old Times" on Sepia and "Souvenir" on Audiophile. These eight tracks are great, but I took off one star because Sony could have filled it out with other titles from the original RCA series, plus whoever supervised this Sony reissue didn't bother to include correct credit information. What's listed is completely wrong. Here's the proper track listing:

"Blackbirds of 1928" (conducted by Lehman Engel):
I Can't Give You Anything But Love--Cab Calloway
Diga Diga Doo--Thelma Carpenter
I Must Have That Man--Thelma Carpenter
Doin' The New Lowdown--Thelma Carpenter

"Shuffle Along" (conducted by Eubie Blake):
Love Will Find a Way--Louise Woods and Laurence Watson
I'm Just Wild About Harry--Thelma Carpenter and Avon Long
Bandana Days--Avon Long
Gypsy Blues--Thelma Carpenter and Avon Long
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Fine service and shipping. The recording is wonderful, but contains only eight selections and that's very disappointing. Paying that much money and not getting enough for the price is disheartening. Other selections could've been added from the same or similar shows.
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