You've Got A Date With the Blues
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You've Got A Date With the Blues

You've Got a Date with the Blues
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Studio album by
Released1959
Recorded1958
StudioNew York City
GenreJazz
Length36:46
LabelMetroJazz
E 1010
ProducerLeonard Feather
Helen Merrill chronology
The Nearness of You
(1958)
You've Got a Date with the Blues
(1959)
American Country Songs
(1959)

You've Got a Date with the Blues is an album by vocalist Helen Merrill, recorded for the MetroJazz label in 1958.[1][2]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Tom Hull - on the WebB+ ((2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention))[4]

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Helen Merrill dates are always something special. This set for Metrojazz, which has been reissued as a Verve CD, matches the cool-toned yet inwardly heated singer with an all-star sextet." Recommended."[3]

Track listing

  1. "The Blues from Black, Brown, and Beige" (Duke Ellington) - 5:22
  2. "Am I Blue?" (Harry Akst, Grant Clarke) - 3:32
  3. "Blue Gardenia" (Bob Russell and Lester Lee) - 3:18
  4. "You've Got a Date with the Blues" (Leonard Feather) - 3:28
  5. "The Thrill Is Gone" (Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) - 3:35
  6. "(Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young" ( Philippe-Gérard, Johnny Mercer) - 3:08
  7. "Blues in My Heart" (Benny Carter) - 3:37
  8. "Vous M'Eblouissez (You Go to My Head)" (J. Fred Coots, Louis Hennevé, Louis Palex) - 3:23
  9. "Lorsque Tu M'Embrasses (Just Squeeze Me)" (Ellington, Jacques Plante) - 2:46
  10. "The Meaning of the Blues" (Bobby Troup, Leah Worth) - 3:05
  11. "Signing Off" (Feather) - 1:32

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Both Sides Now: MetroJazz Album Discography, accessed March 6, 2018
  2. ^ Jazzlists: MetroJazz discography, accessed March 6, 2018
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. You've Got a Date with the Blues - Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Hull, Tom (July 5, 2021). "Music Week". Tom Hull - on the Web. Retrieved 2021.

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