Eartha Kitt - Bad But Beautiful [LP]

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Eartha Kitt's life was one of the more fascinating and uniquely American stories
in popular music. Born in 1927 in South Carolina to an African-American and
Cherokee mother and a, presumed, white father whose identity has never been
confirmed -- it's been speculated that he was one of the adult children of owners of
the cotton plantation where Kitt was born -- Kitt was raised by two different families
before moving to NYC in the late '30s/early '40s to be reunited with her
biological mother. There she took quickly to the arts and began working in the
world's first African-American modern dance group and cabaret, The Katherine
Dunham Company, before being cast in Orson Welles' staging of Dr. Faustus as
Helen of Troy. Though she was a talented actress and dancer, Kitt is perhaps
best remembered for her distinctive voice, which is in fine form on 1962's Bad But
Beautiful. Assisted by the legendary arranger, Billy May, Kitt works her way
through 12 classic numbers here in the sultry and swinging manner that she is
famous for. A classic LP from a true American original, Eartha Kitt.
TRACKLISTING
A1. All I Want Is All There Is and Then Some
A2. Please Do It Again
A3. It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House
A4. La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)
A5. Lola-Lola
A6. A Lady Loves
B1. Love for Sale
B2. Always True to You in My Fashion
B3. Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets
B4. Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
B5. Never on Sunday
B6. Good Little Girls