• Pearl BAILEY - Pearls: The Albums 1952-1957

One of the most beloved and highest profile American entertainers of the 20th Century, singer/actress/author Pearl Bailey spent over 50 years of her life on stage, in films, on TV and in record studios. Hers was the very definition of a prolific career, and one that brought her international fame in every area where she chose to leave her imprint.

Even though her chart success was small, Pearl's vocal talent was large and she was never without a recording contract for the whole of the 1950s and beyond. Jasmine's new 2CD set brings together as many of Pearls' recordings from the 50s as we could cram in - five complete albums, in fact, that show her larger than life personality off to the full.

Pearl was never about hit records - although her biggest chart success 'Takes Two To Tango' inevitably features here - but she sold a lot of long players and her singing career was perpetually an extension of her brash and frequently bawdy personality, which spills cheerfully out of the grooves of every track here.

A long overdue tribute to a genuine entertainment legend, 'Pearls' is perhaps the definitive collection of 'Pearlie Mae' featuring, as it does, a great many tracks that are totally new to UK CD - all remastered, as always, from the finest available sources!

Track Listing

Disc 1

SAY 'SI SI'
1. SAY 'SI SI'
2. CIRIBIRIBIN
3. STRIKE WHILE THE IRON'S HOT
4. I LOVE MY ARGENTINE
5. FERNANDEEZ OF THE ANDES
6. ALLA EN EL RANCHO GRANDE
7. I WOULDN'T WALK ACROSS THE STREET
8. SHE'S SOMETHING SPANISH
I'M WITH YOU
9. TAKES TWO TO TANGO
10. LET THERE BE LOVE
11. MY IDEAL
12. TOOT TOOT TOOTSIE (Goodbye)
13. NOTHING
14. 8TH STREET ASSOCIATION
15. THE BIRTH OF THE BLUES
16. I HEARD
PEARL BAILEY
17. THAT'S GRATITUDE
18. SOMEBODY ELSE NOT ME
19. IT'LL GET WORSE
20. WHEN YOUR GUY IS GONE
21. DRUNK WITH LOVE
22. CHANGEABLE YOU
23. I AIN'T GOT NOBODY AND NOBODY CARES FOR ME
24. NOBODY
25. RUNNIN' WILD
CULTURED PEARL
26. BIG WORDS
27. ME AND MY SHADOW
28. WHAT'S HAPPENED TO THE HAIR (On The Head Of The Man I Love)
29. HE MAY BE YOUR MAN
30. I CRIED FOR YOU
31. I ALWAYS SHAKE THE TREE

Disc 2

1. HE'S GONE
GEMS BY PEARL BAILEY
2. AS LONG AS I LIVE
3. HUG ME A HUG (Kiss Me A Kiss)
4. WORLD WEARY
5. NOTHIN' NOTHIN' BABY (Without You)
THE ONE AND ONLY PEARL BAILEY SINGS
6. A PORTER'S LOVE SONG TO A CHAMBERMAID
7. A MAN IS A NECESSARY EVIL
8. THE GYPSY GOOFED
9. MY MAN
10. YOU WAITED TOO LONG
11. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
12. EASY STREET
13. I CAN'T ROCK 'N' ROLL TO SAVE MY SOUL
14. THERE'S A MAN IN MY LIFE
15. EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY
16. THERE'S PLENTY MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM
17. THAT'S MY WEAKNESS NOW
THE INTOXICATING PEARL BAILEY
18. I'M GONNA KEEP ON DOIN' WHAT I'M DOIN'
19. I'VE TAKEN A FANCY TO YOU
20. HERE YOU COME WITH LOVE
21. THAT'S WHAT YOU THINK
22. CALL ME AGAIN WHEN YOU'RE IN TOWN
23. IT FIGURES
24. THE SAGA OF MY LIFE
25. WHAT WILL WE DO ON SUNDAY
26. YOU'VE GOT IT MADE
27. WHO ME? I'D LOVE IT
28. EMPTY HOUSE BLUES
29. LOVE 'IM, LOVE 'IM, LOVE 'IM

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date July 12th 2019
UPC Bar Code No 604988 08572 3

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Pearl BAILEY - Pearls: The Albums 1952-1957

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