Live from the Cafe Carlyle

Release Date 10/17/06

A Live recording of Eartha's show at the Carlyle.

Eartha's only NEW CD (not a reissue of old material) in 12 years. Eartha's last new material CD was Back in Business.

Eartha's first recording of a Live concert since Live in London in 14 years ago. (1990)

1. Sell Me
2. An Englishman Needs Time
3. Come-On-A My House
4. Hate/Love New York
5. Ain't Misbehavin'
6. Uska Dara
7. Waray Waray
8. La Vie En Rose
9. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
10. What Is This Thing Called Love?
11. How Insensitive
12. All My Life
13. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
14. C'est Si Bon
15. September Song
16. It Was A Very Good Year
17. Here's To Life

UPC 021471149920

The DRG Records website has this to say about Eartha Kitt - Live from the Cafe Carlyle .

Legendary stage and screen star Eartha Kitt's gig at the Café Carlyle in Manhattan was recorded live on June 30th in a performance the New York Times calls “Indestructibly Seductive”.

Description: In addition to her signature hits "C'est Si Bon" and "La Vie En Rose" the recording features marvelous Kitt-ish renditions of timeless standards including a growling version of "Ain't Misbehavin", a guttural Japanese take of "Come On-A My House", the Philippine song "Waray Waray" which Miss Kitt sings in Tagalog and an optimistic infused version of "It Was A Very Good Year" a refreshing take on Sinatra's often melancholy treatment. In edition to her extraordinary performance, the recording captures delightful banter and anecdotes which demonstrate a confidence and wit rarely displayed by her peers in this or any genre.

EARTHA KITT is an international star that gives new meaning to the word versatile. She has distinguished herself in film, theater, cabaret, music and on television. Miss Kitt is one of only a handful of performers to be nominated for a Tony (three times), the Grammy (twice), and an Emmy Award.


A personal note on this CD release. I can't tell you how happy I am to have Eartha's version of September Song/ It Was A Very Good Year finally recorded! It is a classic Eartha rendition not to be missed. I only wish it was DVD release so the twinkle in her eye when she sings "When I was 35, it was a very good year. A very good year for younger men, who looked good in jeans. We would drive around in Limousines, my chauffeur would drive..." Now if we could only get her to record her versions of "Speaking of Love" and "Voice Full of Yes ".

Frank Biafore III
Eartha Kitt Fan Club