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The One and Only Pearl Bailey Sings / Pearl Bailey a-Broad


Download links and information about The One and Only Pearl Bailey Sings / Pearl Bailey a-Broad by Pearl Bailey. This album was released in 1956 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 01:03:14 minutes.

Artist: Pearl Bailey
Release date: 1956
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 24
Duration: 01:03:14
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No. Title Length
1. Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid 2:58
2. A Man is a Necessary Evil 2:30
3. The Gypsy Goofed 2:50
4. My Man 2:42
5. You Waited Too Long 2:42
6. Sweet Georgia Brown 2:51
7. Easy Street 2:42
8. I Can't Rock and Roll to Save My Soul 2:22
9. There's a Man in My Life 3:00
10. Everybody Loves My Baby 1:48
11. There's Plenty More Where That Came From 3:20
12. That's My Weakness Now 2:06
13. Non Dimenticar 2:30
14. South America, Take it Away 2:27
15. Shein Vi Di L'vone 2:26
16. C'est Magnifique 3:15
17. Loch Lomond 2:14
18. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home 2:29
19. That's What I Like About the North 2:49
20. You Come a Long Way from St. Louis 2:38
21. Mambo, Tango, Samba, Calypso, Rhumba Blues 2:38
22. Anyplace I Hang My Hat is Home 2:34
23. Ballin' the Jack 2:41
24. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin Soon for New York 2:42



The One and Only Pearl Bailey Sings is a fairly routine collection of standards, novelties and pop songs. When Mercury Records' Wing budget label reissued it a few years later, the title changed to For Adults Only, which implies a program of bawdy songs or Sophie Tucker-style "red hot mama" material. The latter is only marginally closer to the mark, and the reissue's voyeuristic cover shot — showing Pearl Bailey through a keyhole wearing a spaghetti strap dress — only adds to the ruse that something naughty is in store (the original Mercury LP shows the same photo but without the keyhole effect). The One and Only Pearl Bailey Sings has only a few moments that could be considered even mildly suggestive by '50s standards, but the tantalizing reissue must have sold reasonably well because it spawned a sequel, More Songs for Adults Only. Several songs about men, as well as "Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid," again raise the specter of Sophie Tucker, but Bailey is far more playful and romantic than risqué. Two overtly humorous moments are "The Gypsy Goofed," a song about a quack fortune teller and romantic frustration, and "I Can't Rock and Roll to Save My Soul," which alleges that Bailey can't rock even as she's doing it. The latter is an interesting number in that it characterizes rock & roll as an Arthur Murray dance style instead of a musical genre (as did many dance albums of the era), and bears a conceptual similarity to Nat King Cole's "Mr. Cole Won't Rock & Roll." Bailey sings a few oldies such as "That's My Weakness Now" and "Sweet Georgia Brown," the inclusion of which suggests that the "adults only" label may signal the album's renunciation of the young world of rock & roll in favor of decades-old pop songs and styles. As a star of stage and screen, Bailey was an all-around entertainer closer in spirit to the vaudeville age than the increasing juvenilia of pop music circa 1956, and The One and Only Pearl Bailey Sings shows it.