Here is the great Ernestine Anderson in the full bloom of youth as you may have never heard her before — live in front of an appreciative audience. This is the 34-year old Anderson singing with exuberance and spontaneity in the intimate setting of Seattle's legendary jazz club, The Penthouse. Her first record, Hot Cargo, had come out just a few years prior to this performance, Time Magazine had touted her as the "best new voice in the business... perhaps the best-kept jazz secret in the land" and Down Beat's Critic's Poll had named her the New Star of the year. Here she swings and shouts, cajoles and caresses her way through a set list of standards and jazz classics as only she could. And while we are on the subject of best-kept jazz secrets: these recordings are seeing the first light of commercial release. They have never been issued before in any format.
ERNESTINE ANDERSON, vocals • Dick Palombi, piano • Chuck Metcalf, bass • Bill Richardson, drums
TRACKS: You Make Me Feel So Young • It Could Happen to You • I Fall in Love Too Easily • On Green Dolphin Street • Time After Time • I've Got the World on a String • Little Girl Blue • Just in Time • This Can't Be Love • Gone With the Wind • Angel Eyes • There Will Never Be Another You • Honeysuckle Rose
TT = 44:15
It Could Happen to You
I Fall in Love Too Easily
I've Got the World on a String
Just in Time