Platinum & Gold Collection

Platinum & Gold Collection

by Eartha KittEartha Kitt


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Eartha Kitt's entry in RCA/BMG Heritage's Platinum & Gold series presents songs from Kitt's five albums and numerous singles she recorded for RCA between 1952 and 1957. Three songs, including the sultry "I Want to Be Evil," are taken from 1953's That Bad Eartha, three are from 1955's Down to Eartha, including the quite nasty "The Heel," one is from 1956's Thursday's Child, three are from her 1957 album of W.C. Handy tunes called St. Louis Blues, and there are two singles: "Dinner for One, James" and the incredibly cool "Santa Baby," which hit number four on the charts and is a contender for the best Christmas song ever. Kitt doesn't possess one of the world's best voices, but what she does have is style -- miles and miles of ferocity and sly style. There are other collections of her work from this period that are more comprehensive (1999's Purr-Fect: Greatest Hits) or only slightly different (RCA's Heavenly Eartha from 2002, which shares many tracks), and there is even a two-fer of That Bad Eartha and Down to Eartha. Any of them would be a worthwhile addition to your collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2003
Label: Rca
UPC: 0828765516129
catalogNumber: 55161
Rank: 102685

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eartha Kitt   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

W.C. Handy   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Raymond Scott   Composer
M. Fisher   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
James Gavin   Liner Notes,Annotation
Philip Springer   Composer
Léo Ferré   Composer
Raymond Taylor   Composer
Mathieu Bitton   Art Direction
Willard Robison   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
George Norton   Composer
Tony Springer   Composer
Michael Carr   Composer
Lester Judson   Composer
J. Javits   Composer

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