Nellie Lutcher

The Best of Nellie Lutcher

  • AllMusic Rating
    9
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Nellie Lutcher was at the peak of her fame during her period with Capitol (1947-1951). A fine swing-based pianist, Lutcher was best known for her unique vocal style, which included witty asides that often sounded spontaneous. This well-conceived CD has 18 of her recordings from 1947 and one apiece from 1949-1951. Highlights include "Hurry on Down," "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else," "He's a Real Gone Guy," "Chi-Chi-Chi Chicago," "The Song Is Ended," "Fine Brown Frame," and two previously unissued numbers. With sympathetic and swinging backing from various guitarists (including Ulysses Livingstone and Irving Ashby), bassists, and drummers, the spotlight is on Nellie Lutcher throughout. This highly recommended disc is easily her definitive CD.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:26 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:00 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:15 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:01 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:06 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:59 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:13 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:45 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:26
12 2:35 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:55 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:09 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:08 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:56 SpotifyAmazon
17 3:02 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:50 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:28 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:29 SpotifyAmazon
21
2:21 SpotifyAmazon
blue highlight denotes track pick