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Ultimate Collection

Patti AustinAudio CD
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listen  1. Hold MePatti Austin 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Ability To SwingPatti Austin 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Givin' In To LovePatti Austin 4:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. We Fell In Love AnywayCleve Francis 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Heat of HeatPatti Austin 5:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Through The Test Of TimePatti Austin 5:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. You Brought Me LoveJohnny Mathis 4:07Album Only
listen  8. The Girl Who Used To Be MePatti Austin 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Love Is Gonna GetchaPatti Austin 5:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Soldier BoyPatti Austin 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. I'll Keep Your Dreams AliveGeorge Benson 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. ReachPatti Austin 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Patti Austin (born August 10, 1950, in Harlem, New York) is an American Grammy-winning R&B and jazz music singer.

She made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have proclaimed themselves as her godparents.

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  • Audio CD (June 6, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Grp Records
  • ASIN: B0000001UY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,360 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sample of Styles September 2, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The Ultimate Collection contains some really good highlights from Patti's GRP catalog from the early 90's as well as some from her Qwest era.
The live tracks are a unique treat. One live track in particular was the Jam & Lewis penned and produced track The Heat of Heat; This is a smoldering and sensual R & B cut (original studio version available on her import Gettin' Away With Murder c.d. only).The Heat of Heat is given a more intimate nightclub "live" flavor. The Ability to Swing is a wonderful, cool-jazz (swing) number that was originally written and performed by Thomas (She Blinded Me With Science) Dolby ! Patti gives this version of the tune the scatting vocal treatment.
The rest of the tracks are casual light jazz listening material or contemporary adult pop. Few tracks are actual romance-ballads. This is a compact and good start for any collector unfamiliar with Patti's work; However, it is only a sample and does not contain the magnitude that her other projects have. It's a pleasant sampler...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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While this is a welcome look at part of the magnificent Patti Austin's recording output (specifically, her time with GRP Records in the 1990s), it is not to be mistaken for a comprehensive overview of this incredible performer's almost life-long career. Yet, the Voice is always first and foremost, with taste, diversity of style, and rare flexibility and strength, the singer's singer's "calling card".

Standouts are the never-before-released "Hold Me" (also recorded in a "throw-away" version by Tiffany), subtle, and soulful; the amazing "country-fied" duet "We Fell In Love Anyway" (with Cleve Francis); and rare live versions: "The Heat of Heat" (Jam & Lewis funk), "The Girl Who Used To Be Me" (from the film "Shirley Valentine"); and the rare, hard to find cuts like "You Who Brought Me Love" (with Johnny Mathis), "I'll Keep Your Dreams Alive" (with George Benson), and the funkiest version of "Soldier Boy" ever put to record (very 80s Soul II Soul production approach)!

However, as album's go - everything is fine here! Including the stunninng R&B of "Reach" (though the edited remix here is inferior to the album version on "That Secret Place"), the pop-soul of the perfect "Through The Test of Time", the feel-good "Love Is Gonna Getcha", the jazz-scat smoothness of "Ability To Swing", and composer/producer Rod Temperton ("Baby, Come To Me", "Rock With You", "Thriller")'s much over-looked funk opus "Givin' In To Love".

Patti Austin's talent shines as always.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good buy April 20, 2013
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The ultimate collection is a good buy from amazon. The highlights from this CD include Hold Me, Through the Test of Time and Love Is Gonna Getcha. There is also a live version of The Heat of Heat. I prefer the original version. This CD gives a good overview of Ms. Austin's post 80's work.
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