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Original albums, 1950s

Carmen McRae, Bethlehem.1954. Reissued on CD in 1994 by Bethlehem.

A Foggy Day, Stardust LP (with Ivie Anderson) 1955.

By Special Request, Decca, 1955. Reissued on CD, Here To Stay, 1992.

Torchy
, Decca, 1955. Reissued on CD by MCA in 1999 with Blue Moon

Blue Moon, Decca, 1956, Reissued on CD by MCA in 1999 with Torchy.

Boy Meets Girl, Decca,1957 with Sammy Davis, Jr. Reissued on CD Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. & Carmen McRae on Decca, 2005.

After Glow, Decca, Recorded in 1957. Reissued on CD Carmen McRae and Ray Bryant, 2005

Mad About the Man, Decca, 1957. Reissued on CD Carmen McRae and Ray Bryant, 2005

Carmen for Cool Ones, Decca, 1957.

Porgy and Bess, 1958 (under Sammy Davis, Jr.ís name). Reissued on CD Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. & Carmen McRae on Decca, 2005.

Birds of a Feather, Decca, 1958.

Book of Ballads
, Kapp, recorded in 1958.

When Youíre Away
, Kapp, 1959.

Something to Swing About, Kapp, 1959. Reissued on CD, Here To Stay, 1992.

Original albums, 1960s

Original albums, 1970s

Original albums, 1980s

Later releases, 1990s

 

By Special Request
Decca, 1955
DL 8173
12" LP

MUSICIANS: Mat Mathews Quintet (Mat Mathews, accordian; Herbie Mann, flute; Mundell Lowe, guitar; Wendell Marshall, bass; and Kenny Clarke, drums)
Dick Katz, piano; Billy Strayhorn, piano; Carmen McRae, piano

LINER NOTES: Leonard Feather  COPY

SIDE ONE
1. Give Me the Simple Life (Rube Bloom, Harry Ruby) 2:24
    With Mat Mathews Quintet
2. Sometimes Iím Happy (Vincent Yuomans, Irving Caesar) 2:38
    With Dick Katz, piano; Mundell Lowe, guitar; Wendell Marshall, bass;
    Kenny Clarke, drums
3. Love Is Here To Stay (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) 2:44
   (Same as track 2)
4. Something To Live For (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) 3:11
    Billy Strayhorn, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass
5.  I Canít Get Started (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) 3:22
    (Same as track 2)
6. Yardbird Suite (Charles Parker) 2:02
    With the Mat Mathews Quintet

SIDE TWO
1. Just One of Those Things (Cole Porter) 2:44
    (Same as track 2)
2. This Will Make You Laugh (Irene Higginbotham 3:27
    (Same as track 2)
3.  My One and Only Love (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) 3:14
    (Same as Side 1, trace 6)
4.  Iíll Remember April (Don Raye, Gene De Paul, Pat Johnston) 2:42
     (Same as Side 1, track 6)
5. Supper Time (Irving Berlin) 3:04
    Carmen McRae, piano; Mundell Lowe, guitar
6. You Took Advantage of Me (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) 2:40
    (Same as Side 1, track 6)

 










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