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Tony Award winning actress Chita Rivera is considered one of the foremost accomplished performers in Broadway history. In a career spanning over seven decades, Rivera has starred in some of the most groundbreaking musicals of our time, originating roles in 'West Side Story', 'Bye Bye Birdie', 'Chicago' 'Kiss Of The Spiderwoman' and many others.

We are pleased to present Chita Rivera's debut solo albums 'Chita!' (1962) and 'And Now I Sing!' (1963). Presented in stereo sound, these remastered recordings make their debut on CD. 

Both albums present an eclectic mix of showtunes and standards alongside more obscure material handpicked for the sessions. ‘Chita!’ was recorded in London in October 1961 when Rivera was wowing audiences in the West End production of ‘Bye Bye Birdie’. The album features lavish orchestrations by renowned arranger Alyn Ainsworth while ‘And Now I Sing!’ was recorded in New York with Latin producer and arranger Joe Cain.  These early 1960s albums clearly demonstrate that Chita Rivera was as versatile a performer in the recording studio as on the Broadway and London stage.

RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 25th, 2013
BARCODE:
5055122190325

  • FIRST TIME ON CD!

  • ALL TRACKS REMASTERED

  • FEATURING 8 PAGE COLOUR BOOKLET

LINKS

CHITA!
1. TEN CENTS A DANCE [LISTEN]
2. THE LADY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU (from 'Some Like it Hot')
3. LOVE, LOOK AWAY (from 'Flower Drum Song') [LISTEN]
4. AN OCCASIONAL MAN (from 'The Girl Rush')
5. MOANIN' LOW (from 'The Little Shows')
6. GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME (from 'My Fair Lady') [LISTEN]
7. THE SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP (from 'Oklahoma!')
8. FLY ME TO THE MOON
9. SMALL FRY (from 'Sing You Sinners')
10. OLD DEVIL MOON (from 'Finian's Rainbow') [LISTEN]
11. SOMETHING I DREAMED LAST NIGHT 
(from 'George White Scandals of 1939')
12. LET'S PUT OUT THE LIGHTS AND GO TO SLEEP

AND NOW I SING!
13. I HEAR MUSIC
14. YOU'RE MINE YOU
15. HIT THE ROAD TO DREAMLAND (from 'Star Spangled Rhythm') [LISTEN]
16. THE NEARNESS OF YOU
17. EASY TO REMEMBER (from 'Mississippi')
18. THERE IS NOTHING TO SAY BUT GOODBYE
19. MOON RIVER (from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's)
20. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC (from 'Love Me Tonight') [LISTEN]
21. FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
22. IT'S ALWAYS YOU
23. LONESOME ROAD

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