Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Miss Kitt, To You
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Miss Kitt to You!
Anthony Morelli | Montreal, Canada | 08/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Eartha Kitt has the type of voice which is unique, sexy and agelessly amusing. When I got this cd, it was by mistake. I recieved "Miss Kitt to You" as a gift. I originally wanted to get one of Miss Kitt's greatest hits compilation cds. Instead, I was taken way back to when she was my age. I think "Miss Kitt to You" is a remarkable cd with songs which send me to another time and place. The sound of each song, as well as the sound of Eartha's voice are unique. I like "Je cherche un homme" because of the vocal and the old fashioned ukelele background. "Just an old fashioned girl" is funny through and through. The unmistakable vibrato in Eartha's voice is amusing and unusual to me, in music like this. It's the first time I ever heard songs like this before, sung by a woman with such a distinct voice.Tracklist is as goes:
1- Je cherche un homme ( I want a man)
2- Just an old fashioned girl
3- Lazy Afternoon
4- St. Louis Blues
5- Smoke gets in your eyes
6- My heart belongs to daddy
7- Avril au Portugal ( April in Portugal )
8- C'est si bon
9- Hey Jacque
10- Madamoiselle Kitt
11- Beale street blues
12- Let's do it ( let's fall in love )
13- I'm a funny dame
14- A woman wouldn't be a woman
15- Toujour gai ( happy all the time )
16- MonotonousUnfortunately, there are no pictures inside the cd, but the cover shot is deadly. If the cover shot was done in another color than red, the effect wouldn't be the same.
"C'est si bon" and "My Heart belongs to Daddy" are two of my favourites. C'est si bon is a "layered" vocal song, with such moving melody. The one song I don't like is "Lazy afternoon". Of course, it's bluesy, but it's just too slow and boring for me. Eartha kind of drags her voice through this one. Anyway, the collection of tracks found on Miss Kitt to You are purrfect, and I am glad this time for (not getting what I expected). By the way, the cd really brings out the catwoman qualities in Eartha's voice. I think she realized she's got it all and hadn't needed look any farther for great tunes like she's done here.Hope my review helps you."
Christopher M. Martyn | Washington, D.C. United States | 10/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This should be the starting point for anyone interested in Eartha Kitt.
The whole album gives you the essence of Eartha, lets you hear her purrs and growls....her sighs and whispers.
Rarely do you get to hear an album that has songs in several languages, too. This is a great album, full of classic Eartha songs and treats. If you're only going to have one Eartha album, make it this one!"
C'est Si Bon!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 12/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Miss Kitt To You showcases the remarkable talents of the great Eartha Kitt. Sadly, Eartha Kitt died from colon cancer earlier today in New York. Eartha could belt out a tune alongside the best of them; and her excellent voice made her a legendary star through the decades. The quality of music on this album is excellent and the artwork is very nicely done. The song set as a whole stands strong and Eartha Kitt fans will embrace this album if they don't have it already.
The album starts with Eartha outdoing even herself on "Je Cherche Un Homme (I Want A Man)." Her French accent is marvelous and the piano works very well in the musical arrangement. "Je Cherche Un Homme (I Want A Man)" is a very elegant number that Eartha aces effortlessly. Eartha always made it look so easy; but it was really her talent that took her to great heights. In addition, there's also "Just An Old Fashioned Girl;" Eartha Kitt handles the key changes very well and the musical arrangement is very pretty.
Listen also for the classic "St. Louis Blues;" Eartha bats this one straight out of the ballpark and the men backup singers harmonize to perfection. "St. Louis Blues" is clearly a major highlight of this album. "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" features Eartha's gentle yet electric delivery and I really like "My Heart Belongs To Daddy." "My Heart Belongs To Daddy" is a song I first heard sung by Marilyn Monroe; but with all respect to Miss Monroe Eartha Kitt makes this tune all her own with her excellent timing. Eartha's diction bolsters her performance as well.
"C'est Si Bon" is another classic, elegant number that Eartha performs so well even Edith Piaf would be green with envy; and the men on backup do a great job as Eartha melts my heart with this number. "Beale Street Blues" is another number that really stands out and I always enjoy hearing Eartha singing this bluesy tune.
"Let's Do It" sparkles and shines as Eartha Kitt performs this with panache; and I predict that you'll also really enjoy "A Woman Wouldn't Be A Woman." "A Woman Wouldn't Be A Woman" is a spicy number that is infectiously catchy; and I love it!
The CD ends with Eartha's rendition of "Monotonous." "Monotonous" is yet another great number that gets the royal treatment from Eartha. Bravo!
Overall, Miss Kitt To You is an outstanding album by the great Eartha Kitt--unless you want the jewel case with all the artwork you should download this today! If you like Eartha Kitt and classic pop vocals you won't be disappointed.