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A Musical Contribution By America's Best For Our Armed Forces Overseas


Download links and information about A Musical Contribution By America's Best For Our Armed Forces Overseas by Lena Horne. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 38:07 minutes.

Artist: Lena Horne
Release date: 1998
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 14
Duration: 38:07
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No. Title Length
1. Moanin' Low 2:46
2. Ill Wind 2:33
3. One for My Baby 3:25
4. I Can't Give You Anything But Love 3:26
5. Deed I Do 1:55
6. Mad About the Boy 3:08
7. Why Shouldn't I? 2:44
8. Come to Baby Do 2:51
9. Haunted Town 3:21
10. Uptown Blues 2:06
11. I Want a Little Doggie 3:24
12. Dat 'Ol Debbil Consequence 2:05
13. Until I Make You Happy Too 2:42
14. Where Is Love 1:41



Lena Horne demonstrates her versatility in these recently unearthed World War II-era V-Disc recordings. At the time, Horne was a nightclub entertainer also contracted to MGM, which used her exclusively for special production numbers in its movie musicals. The only exception was the studio's all-black 1943 musical Cabin in the Sky, in which she sang Harold Arlen's "Life's Full of Consequence" with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, a performance re-created here (even if it is rendered as "Dat Ol' Debbil Consequence"), if not actually borrowed from the soundtrack. Arlen also wrote "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)," a song introduced by Fred Astaire and usually associated with Frank Sinatra, although it was one of Horne's few chart singles, and there's a version of that here, too. Another of her chart singles was a revival of "'Deed I Do," and there's also a performance of that here. Oddly enough, her signature song, Arlen's "Stormy Weather," isn't here, though his follow-up, "Ill Wind," is. Horne overcomes the scratchy "unaltered" sound, and the disc has obvious historical value, but it doesn't compare with her studio recordings of the era. There are also oddities on the album: "Uptown Blues" is an instrumental not featuring Horne at all, and the final two tracks are live cuts from the '60s!