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A Song for You


Download links and information about A Song for You by Ernestine Anderson. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 44:58 minutes.

Artist: Ernestine Anderson
Release date: 2009
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 8
Duration: 44:58
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No. Title Length
1. This Can't Be Love 3:52
2. A Song for You 5:51
3. Make Someone Happy 4:34
4. Skylark 7:09
5. A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening 3:26
6. Candy 6:10
7. Day By Day 6:41
8. For All We Know 7:15



It is hard to believe that Ernestine Anderson was within a few months of her eightieth birthday at the time of this 2008 session, but she shows the wisdom of a veteran vocalist in her interpretations of this collection of standards, ballads, and pop songs, often proving that less is indeed more. Well complemented by tenor saxophonist Houston Person (who was an important presence on so many of the late vocalist Etta Jones' albums), pianist LaFayette Harris, bassist Chip Jackson, and drummer Willie Jones, Anderson sings with a confidence that makes each song sound like a first take. She masters the catchy midtempo setting of "Make Someone Happy," a piece often played painfully slow in order to get a sense of drama, but her upbeat treatment is a fine alternative. She knows how to sing a ballad, demonstrated in her richly textured and soulful rendition of the timeless "Skylark." She is equally at home with pop material like Leon Russell's "A Song for You" and her superb, very deliberate take of "Candy," with soulful fills inserted by Person. This is a potent effort by a singer who remains very much in her prime.