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Fabulous Mae West Import, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (October 23, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rev-Ola
  • ASIN: B000HC2NRE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,613 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Love Is The Greatest Thing
2. I'm In The Mood For Love
3. Pecado (Sin)
4. My Daddy Rocks Me
5. All Of Me
6. They Call Me Sister Honky Tonk
7. Frankie & Johnny
8. I Want You I Need You
9. Havana For A Night (Vereda Tropical)
10. Guy What Takes His Time
11. If I Could Be With You
12. Criswell Predicts

Editorial Reviews

Mae West will always be a legend, more than capable of handling the music numbers both in her stage work and movies, she started to record risqu‚ rock n roll material in the early 1950s sensing a kindred spirit in the music, this great CD is based on her first album in the genre, totally rockin' and totally filthy in the nicest possible way, her later albums in the 1960s and 1970s were produced by legends like David Mallet (supervisor on SHINDIG!) music historian and unlikely pop star Ian Whitcomb, and Michael Lloyd of The WCPAEB now hear where it all began, as Mae treats rock n roll as she did Ragtime and Jazz before them as a mere vehicle for her suggestiveness and what a ride! Rock n Roll has NEVER sounded so filthy! NEVER BEFORE ON CD nobody dared! Wonderfully re-mastered in true RevOla style! Beautiful package (oo-er!) with Mae displaying her best side. Contains many bonus tracks from all periods of her career!

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James Morris on December 25, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
First off, I must correct a glaring error in this entry before I write a detailed review of The Fabulous Mae West. The Amazon product description for this CD is so totally off the mark it's not even funny. This is NOT one of Mae West's Rock & Roll albums. There is only one song here that could even loosely be termed "Rock & Roll", and that's "My Daddy Rocks Me (With a Steady Roll)". The rest of the album are numbers from her 1950's Latin Quarter and Las Vegas "Muscleman" act, in which she sang many of the songs long associated with her career to a group of scantily-clad muscle jocks dressed in loincloths. Miss West did record a number of Rock & Roll albums in the 1960's - Way Out West (1964), The Naked Ape (1967 - re-released as Great Balls of Fire) and her curiously blues-infused Christmas album, in which she covered mostly songs that had been recorded by Elvis Presley.

That is neither here nor there. The Fabulous Mae West was Miss West's first full-length LP, recorded for Decca Records in September 1955. At the time of this recording, she was enjoying a new but short-lived resurgence as a night-club entertainer and had just reached her sixty-second birthday. The Fabulous Mae West, recorded with a full cast of male vocal accompanists, was quite arguably her funniest moments in front of a microphone, and because I believe I have acquired all of her recordings, I can make this statement with some authority.

I discovered this album in its first re-release on vinyl in 1970, which had a slightly different cover and liner notes than the original issue. At the time, I was 17 and quite a fan, and I practically wore my copy of the album out, playing it hundreds of times in the ensuing years.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James Stettler on March 11, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD reissue of Mae West's Decca album from the mid 1950s sounds great on CD. There are good CD booklet notes and wonderful photographs as well. It would have been nice to have had some alternate takes but MCA/Decca would have to provide those. This label has done a great job.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George Torode on July 20, 2007
Format: Audio CD
well, In 1955 I was 17 yrs. old. Not old enough, to go to the Latin Quarter, in New York. So, the next best thing was buy the LP, for about $4.00. I sold most of my records, and this was one of them. Amazom made my day.
The CD is just, as good as the LP was.
Thank you,
George.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronald D. Largent on December 25, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This lady was a truly orginal. This is one of her best collections of songs. They are classics and as usual Ms.West allways take center stage and stells the show. Would recomment to anywone who likes timeles classics.
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