Label: Verve Records - VERR01484-2 • Format: CD Album, Promo DVD DVD-Video, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Jazz •
At a time when most of her contemporaries are satisfied reliving their glory years to appreciative audiences in casinos and theaters, Gladys Knight continues her refusal to be pigeonholed as a soul singer. So this time around, Knight recruited legendary producer Phil Ramone and an impressive lineup of jazz musicians to record an album of jazz ballads and standards that influenced her during the formative years of her singing career.
At first, the prospect of Knight 's soulful, gritty vocal styles taking on some of jazz's greatest moments may be a questionable proposal for jazz purists, but all hesitation can be safely swept aside during the album's opening moments, a fantastic rendition of the Ellington classic "Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me. Every single song here is already a bona fide hit, and Knight does them The Man I Love - Gladys Knight - Before Me justice in a way few soul singers could.
Wonderfully relaxing, classy, and pleasantly void of vocal histrionics, Before Me is another important chapter and highlight in a career that is chock-full of them.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation The Man I Love - Gladys Knight - Before Me Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date October 10, Villanelle - Clara Clairbert - lInoubliable Evening.
Track Listing. Gladys Knight. The Man I Love. Good Morning Heartache. Since I Fell for You. Buddy Johnson. God Bless the Child. This Bitter Earth. Clyde Otis. Someone to Watch Over Me. But Not for Me. I'll Be Seeing You. Stormy Weather. Come Sunday. Duke Ellington. Spotify Amazon. This Bitter Earth Clyde Otis. Come Sunday Duke Ellington.
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