Verve Remixed

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Verve
WORKS: Verve Remixed
PERFORMER: Various
CATALOGUE NO: 589 606-2

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This release includes Carmen McRae, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. Allowing club DJs to chop up and remix tapes of treasured vocal recordings such as Billy Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’ might seem like sacrilege. But these electronic settings do freshen up some old favourites — call it ballads with beats. GB