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Last of the Red Hot Mamas
Sophie Tucker
Last of the Red Hot Mamas
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Sophie Tucker
Title: Last of the Red Hot Mamas
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Label: Asv Living Era
Release Date: 8/22/2006
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743625561128

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Oldies but goodies from a RED HOT MAMA !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 01/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Last of the Red Hot Mamas gives us twenty-six tracks by the immortal Sophie Tucker. Sophie called herself the last of the "red hot mamas;" and just one listen to this CD proves it!

"Some Of These Days" has a sweet violin but it leaves Sophie singing squarely in the spotlight. There is some surface noise but Sophie sings this with such gusto that you'll think it's a great number anyway. "Red Hot Mama" features Sophie belting out another fine tune; and her excellent diction bolsters her diction even more. "Red Hot Mama" showcases Sophie's self-confidence as a gal who knows how to get her man. Great!

"After You've Gone" is a masterpiece when Sophie sings this with all her heart and soul; I really love this number! "I Ain't Got Nobody" is a more melancholy tune that again gets so much power from Sophie's belting it out it sounds perfect all these years later. Nobody could sing these songs like Sophie could.

"Fifty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong" is a romantic tune that pokes fun at romance; and this tune has a great musical arrangement, especially for the piano and the brass. "There'll Be Some Changes Made" is another gem sparkling when Sophie sings it; and "The Man I Love" gets the royal treatment from Sophie as she delivers this with panache and all her heart. "The Man I Love" is a beautiful ballad as Sophie sings it to perfection and beyond.

"My Yiddishe Momme" gives us Sophie performing a lovely ethnic number about her mother--and loving mothers everywhere; and "He Hadn't Up 'Til Yesterday" tells the story of a woman and her man.

"Makin' Wicky Wacky Down in Waikiki" is a cute, playful tune about romance between men and women; the percussion and the brass really shine while Sophie sings this with all her might. "The Lady Is A Tramp" is beautifully done as Sophie sings this with panache; and the CD ends wonderfully with "Life Begins At Forty."

This CD is a must have for fans of the great Sophie Tucker--and, if you like playful songs about romance from the earlier years of the twentieth century, this is one CD you can't afford to miss.