© Copyright 1980-2017 - Nancy Valentine / Jazz Garden Records: The Rose Collection

This entire album is devoted to the music of BILLY STRAYHORN and is called, "LOVESOME”.  LENA HORNE sang six of the songs contained within this work: A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing; Maybe; Oo! You Make Me Tingle; Something To Live For;

You Better Know It and You’re The One.  During the creation of this album, LENA passed away making this a DOUBLE-TRIBUTE ALBUM, actually. Below I’ve added a little history about some of the songs for your interest!

 

In honor of my mother, Helen Rose Rizzuto-Lauria-Filippone and Strayhorn’s love for flowers, the songs contained within this album are referred to as The Rose Collection and they are:

1. YOU BETTER KNOW IT   4:44

      Lyrics & Music by Edward Kennedy Ellington & Billy Strayhorn     Arranged by John di Martino

      Nancy Valentine, John di Martino, Boris Kozlov, Victor Jones, Harry Allen, Joe Magnarelli

 

2. SO THIS IS LOVE   4:44 

      Lyrics & Music by Billy Strayhorn     Arranged by John di Martino

      Nancy Valentine, John di Martino, Boris Kozlov, Victor Jones, Harry Allen

 

3. OO! YOU MAKE ME TINGLE   5:15

      Lyrics & Music by Billy Strayhorn     Arranged by John di Martino

      Nancy Valentine, John di Martino, Boris Kozlov, Victor Jones, Harry Allen

4. YOU’RE THE ONE   6:22

      Lyrics & Music by Billy Strayhorn     Arranged by Tamir Hendelman

      Nancy Valentine, Tamir Hendelman, Marco Panascia, Kenny (Kenneth) Washington, Dick Oatts,

      Dominick Farinacci, Harry Allen, Gary Smulyan

 

 5. A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING   7:06

      Lyrics & Music by Billy Strayhorn     Arranged by John di Martino

      Nancy Valentine, John di Martino, Boris Kozlov, Victor Jones, Joe Magnarelli

6. SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR   5:10

      Lyrics by Billy Strayhorn     Music by Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington     Arranged by John di Martino

      Nancy Valentine, Tamir Hendelman, Jay Leonhart, Tony Jefferson, Harry Allen, Warren Vache

7. WOUNDED LOVE (aka THREE AND SIX instr.)   2:19

      Lyrics by Federico Garcia Lorca     Music by Billy Strayhorn     Arranged by John di Martino  

      Nancy Valentine, John di Martino, Boris Kozlov, Victor Jones

8. MAYBE   4:47

      Lyrics & Music by Billy Strayhorn     Arranged by John di Martino

      Nancy Valentine, John di Martino, Boris Kozlov, Victor Jones, Harry Allen

9. PRETTY GIRL (aka STAR-CROSSED LOVERS intsr.)   5:56

      Lyrics & Music by Billy Strayhorn     Arranged by John di Martino

      Nancy Valentine, John di Martino

10. MY FLAME BURNS BLUE (aka BLOOD COUNT instr.)   4:54

      Lyrics by Elvis Costello     Music by Billy Strayhorn     Arranged by John di Martino

      Nancy Valentine, John di Martino, Boris Kozlov, Victor Jones, Harry Allen

 

11. U.M.M.G. (aka UPPER MANHATTAN MEDICAL GROUP instr.)    5:03

      Music by Billy Strayhorn       Arranged by Tamir Hendelman         Wordless Vocal by Nancy Valentine

      Nancy Valentine, Tamir Hendelman, Jay Leonhart, Tony Jefferson, Warren Vache, Harry Allen

       

12. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING (aka LOTUS BLOSSOM instr.)   3:34

       Lyrics by Edmund Anderson     Music by Billy Strayhorn      Arranged by Tamir Hendelm 

       Nancy Valentine, Tamir Hendelman, Jay Leonhart, Tony Jefferson              

                                                                                                                                               *Approx: 59:54*

*Victor Jones appears courtesy of The CBF Victor Label

*Harry Allen Plays Rico Select Jazz Reeds

*Dick Oatts appears courtesy of Steeple Chase Records & D’Addario/Rico Reeds

*Gary Smulyan appears courtesy of Capri Records

 

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