Great Ladies Of Song





5/6 CD / Cassette Set
Released May 1998 (5CD) March 1999 (6CD)
Cat No.: RDCD1961-6 (RDC93631-6)
RD Code: LADY 407 (5) LAD6 542 (6)
Compiled by J K Hall

This collection was my favourite from my time at RD. After a successful test in 1998 I was asked to expand the set to a 6CD version. The 5CD set is therefore the rarest, although it features the same tracks that are on the first five discs of the latter version. The booklet features several pictures from an original photoshoot featuring various RD staff and their friends, below is an EXCLUSIVE picture taken from these sessions along with the original advertising leaflet.

CD 1      Temperature Rising – Favourites Through The Years

1 - I Just Want To Make Love To You - Etta James
2 - Feeling Good - Nina Simone
3 - Mad About The Boy - Dinah Washington
4 - You Do Something To Me - Doris Day
5 - Unchained Melody - Lena Horne
6 - Crazy - Patsy Cline
7 - Cry Me A River - Julie London
8 - That Ole Devil Called Love - Billie Holiday
9 - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - Sarah Vaughan
10 - It Had To Be You - Helen Forrest
11 - Fever - Peggy Lee
12 - My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
13 - I'm Just A Lucky So And So - Ella Fitzgerald
14 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Muriel Smith
15 - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald
16 - Let's Face The Music And Dance - Ella Fitzgerald
17 - In The Still Of The Night - Julie London
18 - The Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz
19 - I Only Have Eyes For You - Billie Holiday
20 - Lady Sings The Blues~The - Billie Holiday

CD 2      By Special Request – All-Time Classic Songs

21 - My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Julie London
22 - Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me - Peggy Lee
23 - I've Got A Crush On You - Joyce Weston
24 - The Man I Love - Rosemary Squires
25 - I Loves You, Porgy - Nina Simone
26 - Someone To Watch Over Me - Kathy~Kirby
27 - You'd Be Surprised - Marilyn Monroe
28 - Our Love Is Here To Stay - Dinah Washington
29 - Let's Do It - Pearl Bailey
30 - It's A Lovely Day Today - Astrud Gilberto
31 - I've Got You Under My Skin - Rosemary Squires
32 - It Might As Well Be Spring - Astrud Gilberto
33 - I Could Write A Book - Carmen McRae
34 - My Funny Valentine - Sarah Vaughan
35 - Bewitched - Doris Day
36 - True Love - Ruby Murray
37 - Always - Patsy Cline
38 - Little Girl Blue - Nina Simone
39 - What Is This Thing Called Love? - Peggy Lee
40 - Summertime - Billie Holiday
41 - With A Song In My Heart - Jane Froman

CD 3      I Remember You – Popular Memories of the 50s & 60s

42 - Don't Blame Me - Joyce Weston
43 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Sarah Vaughan
44 - Who's Sorry Now - Ella Fitzgerald
45 - Blue Moon - Julie London
46 - I Remember You - Joyce Weston
47 - You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford
48 - Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Sarah Vaughan
49 - Mack The Knife - Peggy Lee
50 - The Day The Rains Came - Jane Morgan
51 - Let Me Go, Lover - Theresa Brewer
52 - Love Letters - Peggy Lee
53 - Little Things Mean A Lot - Kitty Kallen
54 - You'll Never Walk Alone - Jane Froman
55 - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) - Doris Day
56 - Softly, Softly - Ruby Murray
57 - Hey There - Rosemary Clooney
58 - I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
59 - Wheel Of Fortune - Kay Starr
60 - Secret Love - Doris Day
61 - I Believe - Jane Froman

CD 4      In The Mood For Love – Musical Magic

62 - Falling In Love With Love - Anita O'Day
63 - The Lady Is A Tramp - Ella Fitzgerald
64 - All By Myself - Ella Fitzgerald
65 - Blue Skies - Dinah Washington
66 - It's Magic - Dinah Washington
67 - My Favourite Things - Rosemary Squires
68 - The Shadow Of Your Smile - Astrud Gilberto
69 - Speak Low - Joyce Weston
70 - Stormy Weather - Etta James
71 - When You Wish Upon A Star - June Christie
72 - Over The Rainbow - Jo Stafford and the Pied Pipers
73 - I'm In The Mood For Love - Julie London
74 - River Of No Return - Marilyn Monroe
75 - Move Over, Darling - Doris Day
76 - I've Got The World On A String - Peggy Lee
77 - I Get Along Without You Very Well - Billie Holiday
78 - Deep Purple - Helen Forrest
79 - Tenderly - Sarah Vaughan
80 - As Long As He Needs Me - Helen Forrest
81 - Alexander's Ragtime Band - Sarah Vaughan with Billy Eckstine

CD 5      No Other Love – The Great Love Songs

82 - What A Difference A Day Makes - Dinah Washington
83 - My One And Only Love - Nancy Wilson
84 - I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone
85 - Embraceable You - Rosemary Squires
86 - Come Rain Or Come Shine - Helen Forrest
87 - Sentimental Journey - Doris Day
88 - I Can't Give You Anything But Love - June Christie
89 - I'm Making Believe - Doris Day
90 - God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday
91 - The Very Thought Of You - Jeri Southern
92 - Dream A Little Dream Of Me - June Hutton
93 - Passing Strangers - Sarah Vaughan with Billy Eckstine
94 - Black Coffee - Peggy Lee
95 - Wild Is The Wind - Nina Simone
96 - Don't Worry 'Bout Me - Joyce Weston
97 - Love Me Or Leave Me - Julie Dawn
98 - For You - Joyce Weston
99 - All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee
100 - More - Helen Forrest
101 - Lover Man (Live) - Billie Holiday

CD 6      Sophisticated Ladies – Soft & Mellow

102 - Sophisticated Lady - Sarah Vaughan
103 - A Blues Serenade - Anita O'Day
104 - You've Changed - Billie Holiday
105 - Oh, Lady Be Good! - Ella Fitzgerald
106 - I Cover The Waterfront - Joyce Weston
107 - It's All Right With Me - Jeri Southern
108 - Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Julie London
109 - I Get A Kick Out Of You - Ella Fitzgerald
110 - Nice Work If You Can Get It - Jeri Southern
111 - Alone (Live) - Sarah Vaughan
112 - The Birth Of The Blues - Dinah Washington
113 - Don't Explain - Nina Simone
114 - As Time Goes By - Peggy Lee
115 - Laura - Julie London
116 - Isn't This A Lovely Day? - Billie Holiday
117 - Day Dream - June Christie
118 - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas) - Doris Day
119 - A Fine Romance - Billie Holiday



ARTIST A-Z

Pearl Bailey          - Let's Do It- 29
Theresa Brewer    - Let Me Go, Lover- 51
June Christie        - Day Dream- 117
                                        - When You Wish Upon A Star- 71
                                      - I Can't Give You Anything But Love- 88
Patsy Cline           - Crazy- 6
                                      - Always- 37
Rosemary Clooney- Hey There- 57
Julie Dawn           - Love Me Or Leave Me- 97
Doris Day             - You Do Something To Me- 4
                                      - Bewitched- 35
                                      - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)- 55
                                      - Secret Love- 60
                                      - Move Over, Darling- 75
                                      - Sentimental Journey- 87
                                      - I'm Making Believe- 89
                                      - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas)- 118
Ella Fitzgerald      - I'm Just A Lucky So And So- 13
                                      - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye- 15
                                      - Let's Face The Music And Dance- 16
                                      - Who's Sorry Now- 44
                                      - Lady Is A Tramp~The- 63
                                      - All By Myself- 64
                                      - Oh, Lady Be Good!- 105
                                      - I Get A Kick Out Of You- 109
Helen Forrest        - It Had To Be You- 10
                                      - Deep Purple- 78
                                      - As Long As He Needs Me- 80
                                      - Come Rain Or Come Shine- 86
                                      - More- 100
Jane Froman        - With A Song In My Heart- 41
                                      - You'll Never Walk Alone- 54
                                      - I Believe- 61
Astrud Gilberto     - Girl From Ipanema~The- 18
                                      - It's A Lovely Day Today- 30
                                      - It Might As Well Be Spring- 32
                                      - Shadow Of Your Smile~The- 68
Billie Holiday        - That Ole Devil Called Love- 8
                                      - I Only Have Eyes For You- 19
                                      - Lady Sings The Blues~The- 20
                                      - Summertime- 40
                                      - I Get Along Without You Very Well- 77
                                      - God Bless The Child- 90
                                      - Lover Man (Live)- 101
                                      - You've Changed- 104
                                      - Isn't This A Lovely Day?- 116
                                      - A Fine Romance- 119
Lena Horne           - Unchained Melody- 5
June Hutton          - Dream A Little Dream Of Me- 92
Etta James           - I Just Want To Make Love To You- 1
                                      - Stormy Weather- 70
Kitty Kallen           - Little Things Mean A Lot- 53
Kirby Kathy          - Someone To Watch Over Me- 26
Brenda Lee           - I'm Sorry- 58
                                      - All Alone Am I- 99
Peggy Lee            - Fever- 11
                                      - Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me- 22
                                      - What Is This Thing Called Love?- 39
                                      - Mack The Knife- 49
                                      - Love Letters- 52
                                      - I've Got The World On A String- 76
                                      - Black Coffee- 94
                                      - As Time Goes By- 114
Julie London        - Cry Me A River- 7
                                      - In The Still Of The Night- 17
                                      - My Heart Belongs To Daddy- 21
                                      - Blue Moon- 45
                                      - I'm In The Mood For Love- 73
                                      - Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man- 108
                                      - Laura- 115
Carmen McRae     - I Could Write A Book- 33
Marilyn Monroe    - You'd Be Surprised- 27
                                      - River Of No Return- 74
Jane Morgan        - Day The Rains Came~The- 50
Ruby Murray         - True Love- 36
                                      - Softly, Softly- 56
Anita O'Day          - Falling In Love With Love- 62
                                      - A Blues Serenade- 103
Nina Simone        - Feeling Good- 2
                                      - My Baby Just Cares For Me- 12
                                      - I Loves You, Porgy- 25
                                      - Little Girl Blue- 38
                                      - I Put A Spell On You- 84
                                      - Wild Is The Wind- 95
                                      - Don't Explain- 113
Muriel Smith        - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me- 14
                                      - Very Thought Of You~The- 91
                                      - It's All Right With Me- 107
                                      - Nice Work If You Can Get It- 110
Rosemary Squires- Man I Love~The- 24
                                      - I've Got You Under My Skin- 31
                                      - My Favourite Things- 67
                                      - Embraceable You- 85
Jo Stafford           - Over The Rainbow- 72
                                      - You Belong To Me- 47
Kay Starr              - Wheel Of Fortune- 59
Sarah Vaughan     - Alexander's Ragtime Band- 81
                                      - Passing Strangers- 93
                                      - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter- 9
                                      - My Funny Valentine- 34
                                      - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes- 43
                                      - Ain’t Misbehavin’- 48
                                      - Tenderly- 79
                                      - Sophisticated Lady- 102
                                      - Alone (Live)- 111
Dinah Washington- Mad About The Boy- 3
                                      - Our Love Is Here To Stay- 28
                                      - Blue Skies- 65
                                      - It's Magic- 66
                                      - What A Difference A Day Makes- 82
                                      - Birth Of The Blues~The- 112
Joyce Weston       - I've Got A Crush On You- 23
                                      - Don't Blame Me- 42
                                      - I Remember You- 46
                                      - Speak Low- 69
                                      - Don't Worry 'Bout Me- 96
                                      - For You- 98
                                      - I Cover The Waterfront- 106
Nancy Wilson       - My One And Only Love- 83