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For the song, see L.A. Is My Lady (song).
L.A. Is My Lady
L.A. Is My Lady
General information
Artist
Arranger
Release date(s)
August 1984
Recorded
April 13, 16–17, May 17, 1984
Record Label
Producer
Quincy Jones
Product code
Track information
Discs
1
Total tracks
11
Length
36:35
Reception
2 / 5 [2]
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L.A. Is My Lady is an album of Frank Sinatra, released in 1984 for Qwest Records. This was Sinatra's sixty-fifth and final solo studio album.

Being for Qwest, L.A Is My Lady's tracks, as well as three further unreleased tracks, were featured in Sinatra's compilation set containing all of the tracks he performed during the Reprise years, The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings.

Track listing Edit

  1. "L.A. Is My Lady" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Quincy Jones, Peggy Lipton Jones) – 3:12
  2. "The Best of Everything" (Fred Ebb, John Kander) – 2:45
  3. "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" (A. Bergman, M. Bergman, Michel Legrand) – 3:49
  4. "Teach Me Tonight" (Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul) – 3:44
  5. "It's All Right With Me" (Cole Porter) – 2:39
  6. "Mack the Knife" (Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 4:50
  7. "Until the Real Thing Comes Along" (Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols, Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L.E. Freeman) – 3:03
  8. "Stormy Weather" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:38
  9. "If I Should Lose You" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 2:36
  10. "A Hundred Years from Today" (Joe Young, Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 3:04
  11. "After You've Gone" (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton) – 3:15

Singles Edit

Several songs from L.A. Is My Lady were released through singles. "Teach Me Tonight" and "The Best of Everything" were released as a single together. Later, "Mack the Knife" and "It's All Right with Me" were released as an A/B single. The final single featured the two songs, "L. A. Is My Lady" and "Until the Real Thing Comes Along."[1]

Reception Edit

Allmusic rated the album a two out of five stars. The album's failures were pinned on "Jones' overly ambitious and commercial production." However, to those who worked on the album, Stephen Thomas Erlewine stated "everyone involved, from Sinatra and Jones to the band themselves, sounds like they're having fun, and that sense of joy effortlessly translates to the listener."[2]

L.A. Is My Lady peaked at #58 on the Billboard 200 charts as well as #8 on the Jazz Albums charts of 1984.[3]

Personnel Edit

Personnel
Wayne Andre Trombone George Benson Guitar
Alan Berliner Photography Marc Blitzstein Composer
George Bohannon Trombone Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Bertolt Brecht Composer Michael Brecker Saxophone
Randy Brecker Trumpet Ray Brown Bass
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums Gene Cherico Bass
John Clark French Horn Buddy Collette Saxophone
Stan Cornyn Liner Notes Irving Cottler Drums
Ollie Cotton Associate Engineer Bob Crenshaw Bass
Steve Crimmel Associate Engineer, Engineer Ronnie Cuber Saxophone
Joseph d'Ambrosio Production Coordination David Duke French Horn
Mark Ettel Associate Engineer, Engineer Jon Faddis Trumpet
Frank Foster Arranger, Saxophone Steve Gadd Drums
Peter Gordon French Horn Gary Grant Trumpet
Urbie Green Trombone William Green Saxophone
Bernie Grundman Mastering Don Hahn Remixing
Lionel Hampton Vibraphone Lee Herschberg Digital Mastering
Jerry Hey Arranger, Trumpet Major Holley Bass
Kim Hutchcroft Saxophone Craig Huxley Synthesizer
Bob James Fender Rhodes, Piano (Electric), Synthesizer Hilary James Fender Rhodes, Piano, Synthesizer
Sy Johnson Fender Rhodes, Piano Cliff Jones Associate Remixing Engineer, Engineer
Quincy Jones Arranger, Conductor, Producer Randy Kerber Fender Rhodes, Piano, Synthesizer
Bradshaw Leigh Associate Engineer Peggy Lipton Composer
Harry Lookofsky Concert Master Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Dave Matthew Arranger David Matthews Arranger
Lew McCreary Trombone Marcus Miller Bass
Tony Mottola Guitar Sidney Muldrow French Horn
Sammy Nestico Arranger Joe Newman Trumpet
Joel Newman Trumpet (Muted) Roger Nichols Associate Engineer, Digital Engineer
Joe Parnello Arranger, Fender Rhodes, Piano Jerry Peel French Horn
Benny Powell Trombone Tony Price Tuba
Phil Ramone Engineer, Mixing Bill Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Jerome Richardson Saxophone Lee Ritenour Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson Drums Bill Ross Photography
Margaret Ross Harp Alan Rubin Trumpet
Jimmy Santis Engineer, Mixing Elliot Scheiner Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant, Remixing
James Self Tuba Amy Sherman Harp
Allen Sides Assistant Engineer, Engineer, Mixing Assistant Henry Sigismonti French Horn
Frank Sinatra Performer Gus Skinas Digital Engineer, Engineer
David Smith Digital Engineer David Smith Engineer
David Smith Digital Engineer Lew Soloff Trumpet
Neil Stubenhaus Bass David Taylor Trombone
Ed Thrasher Photography Stanley Wallace Engineer, Mixing
Ed Walsh Synthesizer William Warren Photography
Bill Watrous Trombone Kurt Weill Composer
Frank Wess Sax (Alto), Saxophone Larry Williams Saxophone
George Young Saxophone Snooky Young Trumpet
Torrie Zito Arranger

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 http://sinatrafamily.com/single-list/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allmusic review
  3. http://www.allmusic.com/album/la-is-my-lady-r26310/charts-awards

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