Lena Horne’s ‘Being Myself’

Lena Horne’s ‘Being Myself’ is her most recent studio album released on June 2, 1998 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues (Jimmy Smith) – 03:43 . 2.As Long As I Live (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 02:27 . 3.Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) – 04:25 . 4.It’S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) – 03:17 . 5.A Sleepin’ Bee (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) – 03:36 . 6.Imagination (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 05:49 . 7.How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 04:42 . 8.After You, Who? (Cole Porter) – 03:15 . 9.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) – 03:54 . 10.What Am I Here For? (Duke Ellington, Frankie Laine) – 03:18

Musicians : Lena Horne – Vocals . George Benson – Guitar . Donald Harrison – Saxophone . Milt Jackson – Vibraphone . Mike Renzi – Piano . Rodney Jones – Guitar . Benjamin Brown – Double Bass . Akira Tana – Drums

Production : Produced By Rodney Jones

Recorded In 1997.

Released On June 2, 1998 By Blue Note.

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Lena Horne’s ‘Being Myself’