Blue Note publish Lena Horne’s ‘Being Myself’ recorded with George Benson, Donald Harrison, Milt Jackson et al (1998)

Lena Horne‘s ‘Being Myself’ is her last before last 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.

(Source Lena Horne‘s ‘Being Myself’ | Lena Horne @ Wikipedia)

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