Carmen McRae – It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling (Full Album)

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Carmen McRae‘s charming version of Blossom Dearie’s “Hey John” is enough of a reason to search for this album by itself. Accompanied by pianist Dick Shreve, Larry Bunker on vibes, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Frank Severino, along with some unidentified players, McRae is also in excellent form on “I Fall In Love Too Easily,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right” and “All the Things You Are.” Not all of the selections are of that quality, but overall, this is definitely a worthwhile acquisition for fans of the singer (AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow,

Track listing:

00:00 A1 It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling
03:48 A2 I Fall In Love Too Easily
07:34 A3 Hey John
10:55 A4 Where Are The Words
14:10 A5 Nice Work If You Can Get It

17:09 B1 Straighten Up And Fly Right
19:51 B2 Inside A Silent Tear
25:39 B3 Imagination
29:58 B4 The Right To Love
34:13 B5 All The Things You Are


A1-A3 orchestra dir.Dave Pell

Bass – Ray Brown
Drums – Frank Severino
Guitar – Joe Pass
Percussion, Vibraphone – Larry Bunker
Piano – Dick Shreeve


Groove Merchant GM 522
Vinyl, LP, Album
US 1974