Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Today I Sing the Blues
2:49
2 (Blue) By Myself
2:43
3 Maybe I’m a Fool
3 3:19
4 All Night Long
3 3:07
5 Blue Holiday
4.5 2:57
6 Nobody Like You
4 2:26
7 Sweet Lover
3:24
8 Just for a Thrill
2:36
9 If Ever I Would Leave You
4:11
10 Once in a While
2:34
11 This Bitter Earth
4:38
12 God Bless the Child
4 3:06
13 Skylark
4:07
14 Muddy Water
3 2:27
15 Drinking Again
3:31
16 What a Difference a Day Makes
3 3:34
17 Unforgettable
4 3:44
18 Love for Sale
2:34
19 Misty
3:41
20 Impossible
3:40
21 This Could Be the Start of Something
1:25
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Won’t Be Long
3:22
2 Operation Heartbreak
3:02
3 Soulville
2:29
4 Runnin’ Out of Fools
2:45
5 Trouble in Mind
2:59
6 Walk on By
2:55
7 Every Little Bit Hurts
2:53
8 Mockingbird
2:52
9 You’ll Lose a Good Thing
2:40
10 Cry Like a Baby
2:16
11 Take It Like You Give It
1:57
12 Land of Dreams
2:17
13 Can’t You Just See Me
2:08
14 (No, No) I’m Losing You
3:12
15 Bit of Soul
2:25
16 Why Was I Born
2:54
17 Until You Were Gone
3:19
18 Lee Cross
3:21

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1965-02-10) (tracks 18–21)
drums (drum set):
Sticks Evans (track 2)
Sticks Evans (1960-11-17) (track 4)
Belton Evans (1960-11-29) (track 7)
Sticks Evans (1961-01-10) (track 3)
Jimmy Cobb (US jazz drummer) (1962-01-25) (tracks 5–6)
Hindal Butts (1965-02-10) (tracks 18–21)
trumpet:
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1962-01-25) (tracks 5–6)
guitar:
Lord Westbrook (track 2)
Lord Westbrook (1960-11-17) (track 4)
Lord Westbrook (1961-01-10) (track 3)
Mundell Lowe (1962-01-25) (tracks 5–6)
Kenny Burrell (1965-02-10) (tracks 18–21)
bass:
Bill Lee (bassist, composer, father of Spike Lee) (track 2)
Bill Lee (bassist, composer, father of Spike Lee) (1960-11-17) (track 4)
Bill Lee (bassist, composer, father of Spike Lee) (1960-11-29) (track 7)
Milt Hinton (1961-01-10) (track 3)
Larry Gales (1962-01-25) (tracks 5–6)
James Richardson (1965-02-10) (tracks 18–21)
saxophone:
Jerry Dodgion (1962-01-25) (tracks 5–6)
Oliver Nelson (1962-01-25) (tracks 5–6)
piano:
Ray Bryant (track 2)
Ray Bryant (1960-11-17) (track 4)
Ray Bryant (1960-11-29) (track 7)
Aretha Franklin (1961-01-10) (track 3)
Aretha Franklin (1962-01-25) (tracks 5–6)
Wynton Kelly (1962-01-25) (tracks 5–6)
Ted Harris (Country music songwriter) (1965-02-10) (tracks 19–21)
tenor saxophone:
Al Sears (track 2)
Al Sears (1960-11-17) (track 4)
Al Sears (1961-01-10) (track 3)
trombone:
Quentin Jackson (track 2)
Quentin Jackson (1960-11-17) (track 4)
Al Grey (1962-01-25) (tracks 5–6)
arranger:
Robert Mersey (tracks 8, 12)
Richard Wess (tracks 5–6)
composer:
Erroll Garner (track 19)
Irving Gordon (track 17)
María Grever (track 16)
Frederick Loewe (track 9)
Harry Richman (track 14)
Peter de Rose (track 14)
Steve Allen (US actor, musician & comedian) (track 20)
Cole Porter (composer) (1930) (track 18)
Hoagy Carmichael (1941) (track 13)
Steve Allen (US actor, musician & comedian) (1956) (track 21)
Doris Tauber (1962) (track 15)
conductor:
Robert Mersey (track 8)
Richard Wess (1962-01-25) (tracks 5–6)
Robert Mersey (1962-05-11) (track 12)
lead vocals:
Aretha Franklin (1964-02-08) (track 15)
Aretha Franklin (1964-02-10) (tracks 16–17)
lyricist:
Irving Gordon (track 17)
Stanley Adams (US lyricist & songwriter) (track 16)
Steve Allen (US actor, musician & comedian) (tracks 20–21)
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (track 19)
Alan Jay Lerner (track 9)
Johnny Mercer (track 13)
Don Raye (track 8)
Jo Trent (track 14)
Cole Porter (composer) (1930) (track 18)
Johnny Mercer (1962) (track 15)
producer:
Robert Mersey (tracks 8, 12, 15–17)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (1965-02-10) (tracks 18–21)
writer:
Joe Bailey (track 2)
L.C. Cooke (track 10)
Willie Denson (track 5)
Luther Dixon (track 5)
Arthur Herzog, Jr. (track 12)
Billie Holiday (track 12)
Curtis Lewis (track 4)
J. Leslie McFarland (composer) (tracks 2–3, 7)
Sid Wyche (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1964) (track 17)
publisher:
Basart Editions ( – ????) (track 12)
Bourne Co. (track 17)
Chappell & Co. (track 18)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 18)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 16)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (track 12)
Frank Music Corp. (track 13)
Harms, Inc. (track 18)
Maurice Music (track 16)
Stanley Adams Music (track 16)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 15)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (track 19)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 15)
recorded at:
Columbia Studios in New York, New York, United States (1962-01-25) (tracks 5–6)
arrangements:
Skylark (arr. Rutter) (track 13)
cover recording of:
If Ever I Would Leave You (from “Camelot”) (track 9)
Just for a Thrill (track 8)
Blue Holiday (1962-01-25) (track 5)
God Bless the Child (1962-05-11) (track 12)
Unforgettable (1964-02-10) (track 17)
What a Diff’rence a Day Made (1964-02-10) (track 16)
Muddy Water (1965-02-10) (track 14)
is based on:
Misty (original instrumental work) (track 19)
is the basis for:
God Bless the Child (track 12)
Rien sans toi (track 18)
later translated versions:
live cover recording of:
Impossible (1965-02-10) (track 20)
Love for Sale (1965-02-10) (track 18)
Misty (1965-02-10) (track 19)
part of:
Camelot (full musical) (track 9)
recording of:
Skylark (track 13)
(Blue) By Myself (1960-11-17) (track 2)
All Night Long (1960-11-17) (track 4)
Sweet Lover (1960-11-29) (track 7)
Maybe I’m a Fool (1961-01-10) (track 3)
Nobody Like You (1962-01-25) (track 6)
Once in a While (1963-10-09 – 1963-10-11) (track 10)
Drinking Again (1964-02-08) (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Love Medley (track 18)

CD 2

violin:
Bernard Eichenbaum (1961-08-16) (track 2)
Harry Katzman (1961-08-16) (track 2)
Charles Libove (1961-08-16) (track 2)
Harry Lookovsky (1961-08-16) (track 2)
George Ockner (1961-08-16) (track 2)
drums (drum set):
Belton Evans (1960-11-29) (track 1)
Gary Chester (studio drummer and educator) (1961-08-16) (track 2)
guitar:
Bucky Pizzarelli (1961-08-16) (track 2)
bass:
Bill Lee (bassist, composer, father of Spike Lee) (1960-11-29) (track 1)
Russ Savakus (1961-08-16) (track 2)
saxophone:
C. Massey (1961-08-16) (track 2)
piano:
Ray Bryant (1960-11-29) (track 1)
Aretha Franklin (1960-11-29) (track 1)
Aretha Franklin (1961-08-16) (track 2)
Ernest Hayes (American pianist, organist and arranger) (1961-08-16) (track 2)
trombone:
Robert Ascher (1961-08-16) (track 2)
arranger:
Belford Hendricks (tracks 4, 6–7, 9)
Richard Wess (track 2)
Robert Mersey (track 14)
background vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1961-08-16) (track 2)
composer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 10)
Burt Bacharach (track 6)
Jo Armstead (track 10)
Ed Cobb (track 7)
J. Leslie McFarland (composer) (track 1)
Valerie Simpson (track 10)
Jerome Kern (1929) (track 16)
conductor:
Belford Hendricks (track 7)
Robert Mersey (track 14)
Richard Wess (1961-08-16) (track 2)
Belford Hendricks (1964-07-09) (track 4)
Belford Hendricks (1964-10-05 – 1964-10-07) (tracks 6, 9)
lyricist:
Nickolas Ashford (track 10)
Jo Armstead (track 10)
Ed Cobb (track 7)
Hal David (track 6)
J. Leslie McFarland (composer) (track 1)
Valerie Simpson (track 10)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1929) (track 16)
producer:
Bob Johnston (American record producer) (track 14)
Clyde Otis (American songwriter and record producer) (tracks 4, 6–7, 9–10, 13)
writer:
Richard Ahlert (track 4)
Joy Byers (tracks 14, 17)
Charlie Foxx (track 8)
Inez Foxx (track 8)
Aretha White (track 12)
Belford Hendricks (track 13)
Al Kasha (composer, songwriter and arranger) (track 2)
Barbara Lynn (track 9)
Huey P Meaux (track 9)
Kay Rogers (track 4)
Alan Thomas (songwriter for Aretha Franklin) (track 2)
Ted White (husband & co-songwriter of Aretha Franklin) (track 18)
Curtis Williams (1950s doo-wop singer, member of The Penguins) (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1964) (track 6)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1965) (track 6)
publisher:
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 6)
recorded at:
Columbia Studios in New York, New York, United States (1961-08-16) (track 2)
sampled by:
cover recording of:
Why Was I Born? (track 16)
Won’t Be Long (1960-11-29) (track 1)
Running Out of Fools (1964-07-09) (track 4)
Walk On By (1964-10-05 – 1964-10-07) (track 6)
You'll Lose a Good Thing (1964-10-05 – 1964-10-07) (track 9)
is based on:
Hush, Little Baby (lullaby, popularized as "Mockingbird") (track 8)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Du gehst vorbei (track 6)
Geh vorbei (track 6)
Nachtigall (track 8)
Ne nézz rám (track 6)
Schrei wie ein Baby (track 10)
later versions:
Oui, va plus loin (Walk On By) (track 6)
recording of:
I'm Losing You (track 14)
Land of Dreams (track 12)
Operation Heartbreak (1961-08-16) (track 2)
Lee Cross (1964-02-08) (track 18)
Mockingbird (1964-10-05 – 1964-10-07) (track 8)
Cry Like a Baby (1964-12-15 – 1964-12-16) (track 10)
Until You Were Gone (1965-10-12) (track 17)
referred to in medleys: