Lena Horne - Lonely And Alive
Lena Horne - Lonely And Alive
Lena Horne - Lonely And Alive
Lena Horne - Lonely And Alive

Lena Horne - Lonely And Alive

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Lena Horne (vocals)

Joe Mondragon (bass)

Bill Pitman (guitar), Gene DiNovi (piano), Frank Capp, Shelly Manne (drums), Bill Perkins, Joe Maini (saxophone), Jack Sheldon, Pete Candoli (trumpet), Bob Enevoldsen, Frank Rosolino (trombone)

Marty Paich (arranger and conductor)

Written by Cole Porter (A1), Marcy Klauber (A2), Harry Stoddard (A2), Frederick Loewe (A3), Alan Jay Lerner (A3), George Gershwin (A4), Ira Gershwin (A4), Doc Daugherty (A5), Ellis Reynolds (A5), Al J. Neiburg (A5), Vincent Youmans (A6), Irving Caesar (A6), Harry Barris (A7), Gordon Clifford (B1), Jack Palmer (A8), Spencer Williams (B2, B5), Mabel Wayne (A8), Kim Gannon (B3), Duke Ellington (B4), Irving Mills (B4), Henry Nemo (B4), John Redmond (B4), Harry Warren (B6), Al Dubin (B6)


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Pallas

Label : Speakers Corner

Original Label :  RCA

Recording: 1962

Production: Dick Peirce

Originally released in 1962


Tracks : 

Side C :

  1. I Concentrate On You
  2. I Get The Blues When It Rains
  3. I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face
  4. I Got Rhythm
  5. I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
  6. I Want To Be Happy

Side B :

  1. I Surrender, Dear
  2. I Found A New Baby
  3. I Understand
  4. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Head
  5. I Ain’t Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me)
  6. I Only Have Eyes For You



At the 5th Grammy Awards, Horne was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female for her performance on this album

A Grammy was awarded to Robert Jones, Art Director for the Best Album Cover—Non-Classical.


Reviews :

Singing actors and actresses do not always cut a good figure on the silver screen; play-acting singers, however, are all the better when they draw attention to themselves with great vocals. As did Lena Horne in the days of the black-and-white film, who, with her sultry, versatile voice, was constantly employed by Hollywood. Although she occasionally ventured into the world of jazz, and made music with Teddy Wilson and Benny Carter, she never forayed into the wide world of improvisation. Her musical home was in the American Songbook, which she approached with a natural and entertaining manner. A good example of this is the first number here – the Cole Porter classic "I Concentrate On You", which swings along to the perfectly recorded big-band sound of the Marty Paich Orchestra.

A surprise element is the extensive palette of vocal sound-colouring with which the diva enhances her voice to achieve the drama of a Shirley Bassey or the dusky depths of a Dinah Washington. Each and every number on this Grammy-worthy album has been thought out in great detail and guarantees sophisticated entertainment, and a hint of West Coast jazz is perceptible when Jack Sheldon treats us to the sound of his warm and dark trumpet solos.



AllMusic : 4.5 / 5 , Discogs  4,67 / 5 ,  Rate Your Music :  4,23 / 5

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