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MG-20231: Morgana King Sings The Blues

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MGW_60007A 20231A    MSII    A    A1    I
SIDE-B MGW60007B 202318B MS2    MSII    B1    I

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Comments

This title was originally intended for release as Wing MGW-60007. However, it was cancelled for a certain reason, and re-assigned as Mercury MG-20231. The matrix imprints on the dead wax may prove the fact.

Inside The Groove

Nice female vocalist Morgana King's 1st recording on Wing/Mercury/EmArcy.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Morgana King, also famous as an actress, started singings and recordings in the 1950s, although she continued to release as much as 30 LPs in her long career. Her voice's timbre may resemble Patti Page's voice, but Morgana King has more soulful way of expressions, since she was so familiar with the Blues.

This Mercury album, originally intended for release as Wing MGW-60007 (probably not released with the catalogue number). Being accompanied by a simple rhythm section, Morgana sings every song from the bottom of her heart. As a Jazz vocal album, her 2nd LP with gorgeous big combo (EmArcy MG-36079) may be more attractive to listen to, but this Mercury LP surely captures the artistry of her voice and the way of singing.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

8 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 W376 More Than You Know (Rose - Eliscu - Youmans) 3:58
A-2 W374 Frankie And Johnnie (Leighton - Bunch) 2:35
A-3 W381 Mean To Me (Turk - Ahlert) 3:23
A-4 W375 When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan) 3:12
A-5 W373 Something To Remember You By (SSchwartz - Dietz) 3:41
A-6 W382 I See Two Lovers (Dixon - Wrubal) 3:50
SIDE-B
B-1 W377 Body And Soul (Heyman - Sour - Eyton - Green) 4:03
B-2 W384 Mad About The Boy (Noel Coward) 3:26
B-3 W383 It's Only A Paper Moon (Rose - Harburg - Arlen) 2:45
B-4 W378 Bill (Wodehouse - Hammerstein - Kern) 3:46
B-5 W379 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Hammerstein - Kern) 3:52
B-6 W380 Why Was I Born (Hammerstein - Kern) 3:52

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-1, A-2, A-4, A-5, B-1, B-4, B-5, B-6:
Morgana King (vo) with:
Harvey Leonard (p, celeste), Barry Galbraith (g), Ernie Furtado (b), Ralph Pollack (ds).
Recorded probably in New York City on January 25, 1956.

A-3, A-6, B-2:
same personnel as A-1.
Recorded probably in New York City on January 26, 1956.

B-3:
same personnel/place/date as A-3, but add Terry Gibbs (vib).

The Artist Also Appears on...

Morgana King (vo) :
  • EmArcy MG-36079 : For You, For Me, Forevermore
  • Mercury MG-20231 : Morgana King Sings The Blues (reissue of MGW-60007)
  • Wing MGW-60007 : Morgana King Sings Helen Morgan (not released?)



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20231 FRONT] [MG-20231 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20231 A] [MG-20231 B]



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