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Eartha Kitt – Eartha-Quake (5 CD box set FLAC)

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Eartha Kitt - Eartha-Quake (5 CD box set FLAC)

Eartha Kitt – Eartha-Quake (5 CD box set FLAC)

Number of Discs: 5 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Label: Bear Family Records
Release: 1993
Catalogue: BCD 15639 EI

Volume 1
01. Annie Doesn’t Live Here Any More
02. Lilac Wine
03. I Want to Be Evil
04. C’est Si Bon
05. Two Lovers
06. Mountain High, Valley Low
07. Angelitos Negros
08. Uska Dara
09. Avril au Portugal (April in Portugal)
10. African Lullaby
11. Seсor
12. Santa Baby
13. Under the Bridges of Paris
14. Oh John! (Please Don’t Kiss Me)
15. Let’s Do It
16. Salangadou
17. Sandy’s Tune
18. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
19. The Blues
20. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
21. Lovin’ Spree
22. Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell
23. Looking for a Boy
24. Lonely Girl
25. Easy Does It
26. I Wantcha Around

Volume 2
01. Apres Moi
02. Mink Schmink
03. This Year’s Santa Baby
04. Hey Jacque
05. Strangers in the Starlight
06. Do You Remember
07. The Day That the Circus Left Town
08. The Heel
09. Mambo de Paree
10. I’ve Got That Lovin’ Bug Itch
11. Dinner for One Please, James
12. My Heart’s Delight
13. Freddy (& Perez Prado)
14. Sweet and Gentle (& Perez Prado)
15. Sho-Jo-Ji (The Hungry Raccoon)
16. Nobody Taught Me
17. Nothin’ for Christmas
18. Je Cherche un Homme (I Want a Man)
19. If I Can’t Take It with Me
20. Just an Old Fashioned Girl
21. Mademoiselle Kitt
22. Oggere
23. No Importa Si Menti
24. Lazy Afternoon
25. There Is No Cure for l’Amour
26. Lisbon Antigua
27. Lullaby of Birdland
28. Jonny

Volume 3
01. There Is No Cure for l’Amour
02. Fascinating Man
03. Thursday’s Child
04. Le Danseur de Charleston
05. Honolulu Rock and Roll
06. Vid Kajen (Swedish)
07. Rosenkyssar (Swedish)
08. Put More Wood on the Fire
09. Enough
10. I’m a Funny Dame
11. A Woman Wouldn’t Be a Woman
12. Toujour Gai
13. Waydown Blues
14. Proceed with Caution
15. Yomme, Yomme
16. Take My Love, Take My Love
17. Careless Love
18. Beale Street Blues
19. Hesitating Blues
20. The Memphis Blues
21. Atlanta Blues
22. Friendless Blues
23. Yellow Dog Blues
24. Chantez les Bas
25. St. Louis Blues
26. Long Gone
27. Steal Away
28. Hist the Window, Noah

Volume 4
01. Shango
02. Sholem
03. Torah Dance (Ki M’Tzion)
04. Tierra Va Temblar
05. Mack the Knife
06. I’d Rather Be Burned as a Witch
07. Independent
08. Love Is a Gamble
09. Yellow Bird
10. Jambo Hippopotami
11. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
12. Lamplight
13. Aprиs Moi
14. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
15. Let’s Do It
16. Lilac Wine
17. C’est Si Bon
18. I Want to Be Evil
19. I Wantcha Around
20. Uska Dara
21. Santa Baby
22. Just an Old Fashioned Girl
23. Angelitos Negros
24. April in Portugal
25. Johnny with the Gentle Hands (Take 7)
26. Johnny with the Gentle Hands (Take 8)

Volume 5
01. Monotonous
02. Love Is a Simple Thing
03. Bal Petit Bal
04. Overture
05. Dialogue Mrs. Patterson
06. Mrs. Patterson
07. Devil Scene
08. If I Was a Boy
09. The Fantasy
10. I Wish I Was a Bumble Bee
11. Card Game Scene
12. Be Good, Be Good, Be Good
13. Tea Party Scene
14. Tea in Chicago
15. Tea Party Scene (Continued)
16. My Daddy Is a Dandy
17. Finale
18. Reprise Tea in Chicago
19. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
20. Solitude
21. Since I Fell for You
22. What Is This Thing Called Love
23. Tierra Va Temblar
24. Callete (Caliente)

A typically exhaustive anthology by the superior German reissue label Bear Family, the five-disc box set EARTHA QUAKE collects not only every song Eartha Kitt recorded for the RCA and Kapp labels between 1950 and 1960, it gathers a handful of interesting alternate takes. These reveal that as much as Kitt’s detractors complain about her idiosyncratic half-spoken singing style, Kitt’s voice is a remarkable instrument; Kitt was able to return surface liabilities into deeper attributes, and throughout this set, she sings with more grace, humor, emotion and sex appeal than many more traditional jazz and pop vocalists could manage. This material is her finest, including such defining songs as “I Wanna Be Evil” and “C’Est Si Bon,” and the packaging, with a remarkably detailed 40-page book, is exemplary. This is a necessity for all Eartha Kitt fans.