Masters of Jazz, Vol. 5: Female Vocal Classics

Masters of Jazz, Vol. 5: Female Vocal Classics


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Seventeen different female jazz singers are heard on 18 numbers (Ella Fitzgerald appears twice) on this worthwhile sampler. Many of the performances were quite popular and there are strong examples of the talents of Lena Horne ("Stormy Weather"), Mildred Bailey ("Rockin' Chair"), Billie Holiday, Anita O'Day ("Let Me Off Uptown"), Ella, Sarah Vaughan ("If You Could See Me Now"), Betty Roche ("Take The 'A' Train" with Duke Ellington), Annie Ross ("Twisted"), Peggy Lee, June Christy, Jeri Southern, Chris Connor, Gloria Lynne, Nancy Wilson, Etta Jones ("Don't Go To Strangers"), Nina Simone and Betty Carter. Worth picking up by listeners new to jazz who do not already own these classics.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/1996
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227247225
catalogNumber: 72472


  1. Stormy Weather
  2. Rockin' Chair  -  Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra
  3. The Man I Love
  4. Let Me off Uptown
  5. Flying Home
  6. If You Could See Me Now
  7. Smooth Sailing
  8. Take the "A" Train
  9. Twisted
  10. Black Coffee
  11. Something Cool
  12. You Better Go Now
  13. But Not for Me
  14. Love, I've Found You  - Gloria Lynne
  15. Guess Who I Saw Today
  16. Don't Go to Strangers
  17. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  18. 'Round Midnight

Album Credits

Performance Credits

June Christy   Vocals,Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Nina Simone   Vocals,Track Performer
Nancy Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Bill Doggett   Organ
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Mildred Bailey   Vocals,Track Performer
Louie Bellson   Drums
Betty Carter   Vocals,Track Performer
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Chris Connor   Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Tadd Dameron   Conductor
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Gonsalves   Alto Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Herbie Harper   Trombone
Lena Horne   Vocals,Track Performer
Etta Jones   Vocals,Track Performer
Hank Jones   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Gene Krupa   Drums
Melba Liston   Trombone
Gloria Lynne   Vocals
Billy May   Conductor
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Ted Nash   Tenor Saxophone
Oliver Nelson   Conductor
Red Norvo   Xylophone
Leo Parker   Baritone Saxophone
Bud Powell   Piano
Betty Roché   Vocals,Track Performer
Annie Ross   Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone
Ed Shaughnessy   Drums
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Gus Bivona   Alto Saxophone
Ralph Burns   Conductor
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Richard Wyands   Piano
Pete Rugolo   Conductor
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Tutti Camarata   Conductor
Jeri Southern   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Shorty Rogers   Trumpet
Moe Wechsler   Piano
Anita O'Day   Vocals,Track Performer
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Freddy Webster   Trumpet
Percy Heath   Bass
Skeeter Best   Guitar
Walter Page   Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Remo Biondi   Guitar
Art Blakey   Drums
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Lou Bring   Leader
Frank Carlson   Drums
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Geoff Clarkson   Piano
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Sid Cooper   Alto Saxophone
Malcolm Dodd Singers   Vocals,Group
Duke Ellington   Piano
Harold Feldman   Tenor Saxophone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Chuck Gentry   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Haymer   Tenor Saxophone
Roy Haynes   Drums
Bill Hyland   Trumpet
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Osie Johnson   Drums
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Bob Kitsis   Piano
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Irv Kluger   Drums
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Jack Mayhew   Saxophone
Sam Musiker   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Muzillo   Trumpet
Moe Purtill   Drums
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Organ
George Roberts   Trombone
Hank Ross   Bass Clarinet
Mischa Russell   Violin
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals,Track Performer
Eddie Sauter   Trumpet
Ted Sturgis   Bass
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Vic Schoen   Conductor
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Max Wayne   Bass
Frank Wess   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Hy White   Guitar
Teacho Wiltshire   Piano
Graham Young   Trumpet
Clint Neagley   Alto Saxophone
Nick Pisani   Violin
Walter Bates   Tenor Saxophone
John Grassi   Trombone
Torg Halten   Trumpet
Jay Kelliher   Trombone
Joe Liss   Piano
Mastren   Trombone
Norman Murphy   Trumpet
Stew Pletcher   Trumpet
William Pritchard   Trombone
Frank Simeone   Alto Saxophone
Babe Wagner   Trombone
Jimmy Zito   Trumpet
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Pete Peterson   Bass
Arnold Fishkind   Bass
Musky Ruffo   Alto Saxophone
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
Archie Rosate   Saxophone
Buddy Bastien   Bass
Felix Giobbe   Bass
Sid Rubin   Tenor Saxophone
Louis Ruggiero   Trumpet
Ray Charles Singers   Vocals,Group
Leroy Harris   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Earl Bostic   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Arranger,Composer
Melba Liston   Arranger,Orchestration
Oliver Nelson   Arranger
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Pete Rugolo   Arranger
Esmond Edwards   Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Redd Evans   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Irvin Graham   Composer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Harry Meyerson   Producer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Tom Morgan   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Elton Hill   Arranger
Vincent Pelote   Contributor
Ned Freeman   Arranger
Bickley S. Reichmer   Composer
Robert Graham   Composer
Dave Cavanaugh   Producer
Stu Phillips   Producer
Sid Robin   Composer

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