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I've Got News for You
Hadda Brooks
I've Got News for You
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #2

I've Got News for You collects a half-century's worth of sides by Hadda Brooks, who, in her 80s, continues to excel mightily at both boogie piano and cocktail-hour blues and pop. On disc 1 ("Hadda Sings"), classic performa...  more »

      
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All Artists: Hadda Brooks
Title: I've Got News for You
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 3/9/1999
Release Date: 3/9/1999
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Regional Blues, West Coast Blues, Piano Blues, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 724384658526, 724384658557

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I've Got News for You collects a half-century's worth of sides by Hadda Brooks, who, in her 80s, continues to excel mightily at both boogie piano and cocktail-hour blues and pop. On disc 1 ("Hadda Sings"), classic performances such as "That's My Desire" and "Dream" sit beside new recordings of duets with Charles Brown and ex-Geraldine Fibber Carla Bozulich. The second CD ("Hadda Swings") offers blistering instrumentals, including nine cuts made with Kansas City legend Pete Johnson. If you're a fan of Brown, Nat King Cole, or Lena Horne, Brooks's music is sure to insinuate itself into your life. --Rickey Wright

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The amazing flying fingers of Ms. Hadda Brooks
Jen Wingard | Washington, DC | 05/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After hearing "Swinging the Boogie" on my local PBS station, I had to find out the name of the amazing pianist who played the piece. After a long search to find the name artist, I quickly ordered this double CD set from Amazon. After listening to both, I was astonished that I had never before heard of this talented artist. It boggles the mind how fast her fingers move on the piano. The CD's are lively and great for a long drive or to keep your energy level up at home. Just two songs, "Swinging the Boogie" and her jazzy rendition of "Rhapsody in Blue" are well worth the purchase price. The instrumental CD is my favorite as her vocals are not as strong as her astounding skills at the piano. I continue to be surprised that this lady never achieved the great popularity her musicianship deserved even despite performing with the likes of Louis Armstrong. This set is definitely recommended for any fan of swing, ragtime, jump blues, or honky-tonk piano."