|Thrush Hour: A Study of the Great Ladies of Jazz|
|Studio album by Stephanie Nakasian|
|Released||July 18, 2006|
|Recorded|| September 9-10, 2004|
Red Rock Recording Studio
|Stephanie Nakasian chronology|
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Thrush Hour: A Study of the Great Ladies of Jazz is Stephanie Nakasian's sixth album as leader. It was released in 2006.
Stephanie Nakasian is an American jazz vocalist and voice teacher.
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The extensive liner notes include a short biography of each singer as well as Nakasian's description of how she endeavors to achieve their unique sound.
All of the arrangements were taken from the originals and prepared by Nakasian and Hod O'Brien.
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|1.||"A Good Man is Hard to Find"||Bessie Smith||Eddie Green||3:43|
|2.||"Guess Who's In Town"||Ethel Waters||James P. Johnson, Andy Razaf||2:48|
|3.||"Rockin' Chair"||Mildred Bailey||Hoagy Carmichael||3:32|
|4.||"A Hundred Years from Today"||Lee Wiley||Victor Young, Ned Washington, Joe Young||3:46|
|5.||"It Don't Mean A Thing"||Ivie Anderson||Duke Ellington, Irving Mills||3:06|
|6.||"Lullaby of the Leaves"||Connee Boswell||Bernice Petkere, Joe Young||3:35|
|7.||"Goody Goody"||Helen Ward||Matty Malneck, Johnny Mercer||2:24|
|8.||"All of Me"||Billie Holiday||Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons||2:44|
|9.||"What is This Thing Called Love?"||Anita O'Day||Cole Porter||2:40|
|10.||"Moments Like This"||Peggy Lee||Frank Loesser, Burton Lane||3:35|
|11.||"Take the 'A' Train"||Betty Roche||Billy Strayhorn||2:40|
|12.||"Million Dollar Secret"||Helen Humes||Helen Humes, Jules Taub||3:52|
|13.||"Day Dream"||Sarah Vaughan||Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche||4:42|
|14.||"I Cried For You"||Carmen McRae||Arthur Freed, Gus Arnheim, Abe Lyman||2:20|
|15.||"Maybe"||Lena Horne||Billy Strayhorn||2:50|
|16.||"Too Late Now"||Shirley Horn||Alan Jay Lerner, Burton Lane||4:28|
|17.||"Peel Me A Grape"||Blossom Dearie||Dave Frishberg||2:38|
|18.||"Blue Gardenia"||Dinah Washington||Bob Russell, Lester Lee||4:41|
|19.||"Street of Dreams"||Abbey Lincoln||Sam M. Lewis, Victor Young||3:58|
|20.||"All That Jazz"||Ella Fitzgerald||Benny Carter, Al Stillman||3:22|
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