Donnerstag, 4. April 2024

Eartha Kitt - That Bad Eartha (1953)

"That Bad Eartha" is a twelve-song reconfiguration of material from American singer Eartha Kitt's first two eight-song, 10-inch albums issued by RCA Victor. It contains all eight songs from the 1953 album RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt. It repurposes the cover image and title, and four of the songs from Eartha's 1954 second 10-inch album, That Bad Eartha (10-inch, 8-song album). In this way, it could be considered an expansion of the first short-length album, supplementing it with packaging and selected songs from the second.

In May 1953, RCA Victor released the 10-inch vinyl album RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt, which reached No. 2 on the pop albums chart and featured 8 songs. The album was recorded in four sessions between March and October 1953 with Henri Rene and His Orchestra

RCA released her second album, That Bad Eartha, in the 10″ popular format, in 1954. It was also released in a 45 RPM extended play version with two songs on each side of two disks. That Bad Eartha spent 12 weeks on the pop albums chart, peaking at No. 5.

Long-playing records were introduced in 1948 by Columbia with 10-inch albums as the popular music format and the 12-inch album the format for classical music. RCA introduced the 45 RPM format shortly afterwards. By the mid-50s, 10″ LPs were phased out, replaced by 12″ ones for popular as well as classical music. At this point, in approximately 1956, RCA Victor reconfigured these two 8-song albums into a 12-track album, jettisoning 4 songs. This then became the standard version of the album.

Several singles were issued from various configurations of these albums. "Under the Bridges of Paris" charted in the UK Singles Chart in 1955 at #7.


Want To Be Evil
C'est Si Bon (It's So Good)
Angelitos Negros
Avril Au Portugal (The Whispering Serenade)
Let's Do It
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Uska Dara
African Lullaby
Mountain High, Valley Low
Lilac Wine (Dance Me A Song)
Under The Bridges Of Paris
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Eartha Kitt - That Bad Eartha (1953)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

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Anonym hat gesagt…

Great post! Thanks! - Stinky

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