As previously mentioned, Hip-O Select had yet another release up their sleeve: Lena Horne Sings: The M-G-M Singles Collection. It’s a set of 16 early Lena Horne classics cut for M-G-M Records in the ’40s and ’50s and largely unavailable on CD until now. There’s a heap of standards, including “‘Deed I Do,” “Where or When,” “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “The Lady is a Tramp,” plus liner notes from Horne biographer James Gavin.
Pre-order it here and hit the jump for some specs (culled together with much effort, as the Internet is not kind to those looking for M-G-M discographical info for Ms. Horne).
Lena Horne – Lena Horne Sings: The M-G-M Singles Collection
- Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man *
- The Man I Love **
- I Feel So Smoochie **
- Take Love Easy **
- Love of My Life *
- ’Deed I Do *
- Sometimes I’m Happy *
- It’s Mad, Mad, Mad!
- He Makes Me Believe He’s Mine **
- I’ve Got the World on a String *
- Is It Always Like This *
- Something to Live For ***
- Pass Me By **
- A Foggy Day (In London Town) **
- Where or When *
- The Lady is a Tramp *
* released on the 10″ EP Lena Horne Sings – M-G-M E-545, 1952
** released on the LP I Feel So Smoochie – Lion L-70050, 1958
*** source unconfirmed