Love, Linda: The Life Of Mrs. Cole Porter (Original Cast Recording) Stevie Holland
Composer: Cole Porter
Lyricist: Cole Porter
One woman show done at the Triad in NYC in 2009 and 2010 with 20 songs and dialogue including three rare songs - The Scampi, an early version of Tale Of The Oyster, There's a Hollywood That's Good and When a Woman's in Love. Other songs inclcude So In Love, Ours, I Love Paris, Miss Otis Regrets, In the Still of the Night, Let's Be Buddies, Ridin' High, Love for Sale, Night & Day and Wunderbar.
Following the sold-out run last year of LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER, 150 Music presents acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland on the original cast recording of her new one-woman musical about Linda Porter and her life with husband Cole Porter. LOVE, LINDA tells the story of Linda Lee Thomas, the southern beauty who married, and was a driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter. Though Cole Porter was gay, their love and companionship lasted through 35 years of marriage, and a spectacular, glamour-filled life. Arrangements and Orchestration are by award-winning composer Gary William Friedman, and the book is by Holland and Friedman. The timeless music and lyrics of Cole Porter weave through the compelling narrative of LOVE, LINDA, examining the darker sides of Linda and Cole's life, while also celebrating the deep love that blossomed through the most unconventional of relationships. Backing Stevie Holland is the gifted jazz trio of Landon Knoblock on piano, Peter Brendler on bass, and Jeff Davis on drums. This recording also has select dialogue from the show (but does not contain the complete book to LOVE, LINDA.)
A real sense of triumph!... Stevie Holland has a graceful, silken voice that glides easily through some of Cole Porter's best-known songs as well as a handful of comparative rarities. --Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times