Verve Remixed: The First Ladies
  • Genre:Lounge
  • Released:16/07/2013
  • Label:Verve
  • Price:$27.95
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Verve Remixed: The First Ladies

Various Artists

Verve Remixed: The First Ladies features tracks by legendary female artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington. Marlena Shaw, Astrud Gilberto and Sister Rosetta Tharpe also have timeless songs included on the record.

'Nina Simone makes me smile, cry, laugh and have a deeper sense of understanding myself all at the same time. Add to that, nearly every one of her songs has that kind of power. The ability to channel and express that kind of raw, spirit shaking soul every time she sings a song is, in my experience, incredibly rare,' said Derek Vincent Smith (aka Pretty Lights). 'I don't think I've ever really said this, but when I really think about it, there is no musician in all of time that has affected me like her. Real talk. The opportunity to remix her song, 'I Put A Spell On You' was an awesome opportunity and an indescribable experience. I hope I can do it again.'

The original tracks have been remixed by 13 of the hottest producers and DJs including Zeds Dead, the Toronto based dubstep group, Kaskade, widely considered one of the most influential names in modern electronic music, critically acclaimed indie artist Toro Y Moi, electro hip-hop soul performer Pretty Lights and Bassnectar, one of the highest profile DJs in the U.S.

Verve Remixed, a compilation series created by Verve Records, brings the greatest producers and DJs today to create remixes of classic Verve jazz tracks. The series has sold close to 1 million tracks worldwide, resonating both with fans of the original recordings and with a new untapped fanbase who are drawn to the producers showcased on the albums.

Track Listing

  • Too Darn Hot (RAC Mix) - Ella Fitzgerald3.10 
  • Fly Me To The Moon (Kaskade Remix) - Astrud Gilberto5.44 
  • Please Mr. Brown (Pontus Winnberg Of Miike Snow Remix) - Sarah Vaughan3.51 
  • Feeling Good (Bassnectar Remix) - Nina Simone3.46 
  • Woman Of The Ghetto (Flume's Jackin House Mix) - Marlena Shaw3.45 
  • Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Zeds Dead Remix) - Nina Simone4.14 
  • My Man (Toro Y Moi Remix) - Billie Holiday3.56 
  • So Nice (Summer Samba) (Azari & III Remix) - Astrud Gilberto4.24 
  • Jericho (C2C Remix) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe3.06 
  • I Put A Spell On You (Pretty Lights Remix) - Nina Simone4.46 
  • Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix) - Ella Fitzgerald5.37 
  • Corcovado (Tokimonsta Remix) - Stan Getz3.45 
  • I've Got You Under My Skin (DJ Carnage & Victor Niglio Remix) - Dinah Washington4.02 

Total running time: 54:6

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