Pearls - The Albums 1952-1957
PEARL BAILEY

2CD £10.99
  • SKU: JASCD857
  • UPC: 0604988085723
  • Release Date: 26 July 2019

Description

Label Review.

Gems By Pearl Bailey; The One And Only Pearl Bailey Sings. Jasmine.

Our Overview.

A long overdue tribute to a genuine entertainment legend, 'Pearls - The Albums 1952-1957’ is perhaps the definitive collection of 'Pearlie Mae Bailey’ featuring, as it does, a great many tracks that are totally new to UK CD - all remastered, as always, from the finest available sources! One of the most beloved and highest profile American entertainers of the 20th Century, singer/actress/author Pearl Bailey spent over 50 years of her life on stage, in films, on TV and in record studios. Hers was the very definition of a prolific career, and one that brought her international fame in every area where she chose to leave her imprint.

Even though her chart success was small, Pearl's vocal talent was large and she was never without a recording contract for the whole of the 1950s and beyond. Jasmine's new 2CD set brings together as many of Pearls' recordings from the 50s as we could cram in - five complete albums, in fact, that show her larger than life personality off to the full.

Pearl was never about hit records - although her biggest chart success 'Takes Two To Tango' inevitably features here - but she sold a lot of long players and her singing career was perpetually an extension of her brash and frequently bawdy personality, which spills cheerfully out of the grooves of every track here.

Track listing:

Disc 1.

1. SAY 'SI SI'

2. CIRIBIRIBIN

3. STRIKE WHILE THE IRON'S HOT

4. I LOVE MY ARGENTINE

5. FERNANDEEZ OF THE ANDES

6. ALLA EN EL RANCHO GRANDE

7. I WOULDN'T WALK ACROSS THE STREET

8. SHE'S SOMETHING SPANISH

9. TAKES TWO TO TANGO

10. LET THERE BE LOVE

11. MY IDEAL

12. TOOT TOOT TOOTSIE (Goodbye)

13. NOTHING

14. 8TH STREET ASSOCIATION

15. THE BIRTH OF THE BLUES

16. I HEARD

17. THAT'S GRATITUDE

18. SOMEBODY ELSE NOT ME

19. IT'LL GET WORSE

20. WHEN YOUR GUY IS GONE

21. DRUNK WITH LOVE

22. CHANGEABLE YOU

23. I AIN'T GOT NOBODY AND NOBODY CARES FOR ME

24. NOBODY

25. RUNNIN' WILD

26. BIG WORDS

27. ME AND MY SHADOW

28. WHAT'S HAPPENED TO THE HAIR (On The Head Of The Man I Love)

29. HE MAY BE YOUR MAN30. I CRIED FOR YOU

31. I ALWAYS SHAKE THE TREE

Disc 2.

1. HE'S GONE

2. AS LONG AS I LIVE

3. HUG ME A HUG (Kiss Me A Kiss)

4. WORLD WEARY

5. NOTHIN' NOTHIN' BABY (Without You)

6. A PORTER'S LOVE SONG TO A CHAMBERMAID

7. A MAN IS A NECESSARY EVIL

8. THE GYPSY GOOFED

9. MY MAN

10. YOU WAITED TOO LONG

11. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN

12. EASY STREET

13. I CAN'T ROCK 'N' ROLL TO SAVE MY SOUL

14. THERE'S A MAN IN MY LIFE

15. EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY

16. THERE'S PLENTY MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM

17. THAT'S MY WEAKNESS NOW

18. I'M GONNA KEEP ON DOIN' WHAT I'M DOIN'

19. I'VE TAKEN A FANCY TO YOU

20. HERE YOU COME WITH LOVE

21. THAT'S WHAT YOU THINK

22. CALL ME AGAIN WHEN YOU'RE IN TOWN

23. IT FIGURES

24. THE SAGA OF MY LIFE25. WHAT WILL WE DO ON SUNDAY26. YOU'VE GOT IT MADE27. WHO ME? I'D LOVE IT28. EMPTY HOUSE BLUES29. LOVE 'IM, LOVE 'IM, LOVE 'IM