The precociously-talented EARTHA KITT spoke four languages fluently, could sing in seven or eight, and was one of the biggest international stars of her era.
She enjoyed hit records, films, musicals and/or cabaret seasons in every decade of her 60+ year career.
However, the body of work she recorded for RCA-Victor between 1953-57 is widely accepted as career-defining, and provides around 80% of the tracks on this compilation.
Includes her 'breakthrough' hits 'Uska Dara', 'C'Est Si Bon', 'I Want To Be Evil', 'Santa Baby', 'Under The Bridges Of Paris', 'Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell' and 'Lovin' Spree'.
Also includes signature songs like 'Mink Shmink', 'The Heel', 'Just An Old-Fashioned Girl', 'I'd Rather Be Burned As A Witch' and 'All I Want Is All There Is And Then Some'.
This is a genuinely indispensable compilation; many of Eartha's RCA 45s have never previously been reissued, and sides like 'Honolulu Rock-A Roll-A', 'Toujour Gai' and 'Yomme, Yomme' are impossible to find elsewhere on CD.
1. USKA DARA (A Turkish Tale)
2. C'EST SI BON (It's So Good)
3. I WANT TO BE EVIL
4. SANTA BABY
5. UNDER THE BRIDGES OF PARIS
6. SOMEBODY BAD STOLE DE WEDDING BELL
7. LOVIN' SPREE
8. MINK SHMINK
9. APRES MOI
10. THE HEEL
11. MY HEART'S DELIGHT
12. LOOKING FOR A BOY
13. NOBODY TAUGHT ME
14. THE DAY THAT THE CIRCUS LEFT TOWN
15. I'VE GOT THAT LOVIN' BUG ITCH
16. NOTHIN' FOR CHRISTMAS
17. HONOLULU ROCK-A ROLL-A
18. PUT MORE WOOD ON THE FIRE
19. A WOMAN WOULDN'T BE A WOMAN
20. TOUJOUR GAI
21. YOMME, YOMME
22. IF I CAN'T TAKE IT WITH ME (When I Go)
23. JUST AN OLD FASHIONED GIRL
24. I'D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH
25. JOHNNY WITH THE GENTLE HANDS
26. DO IT AGAIN
27. GOOD LITTLE GIRLS
28. IT'S SO NICE TO HAVE A MAN AROUND THE HOUSE
29. ALL I WANT IS ALL THERE IS AND THEN SOME
|Release Date||October 12th 2017|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 09652 1|
The Wicked EARTHA KITT - I Want to be Evil
- Product Code: JASCD 965
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