Vintage Chita Rivera Solo Recordings Will Be Released on CD in February

By Andrew Gans
December 10, 2012

Two vintage Chita Rivera solo recordings, "Chita!" (1962) and "And Now I Sing!" (1963), will be released on CD by Stage Door Records Feb. 25, 2013.



"Chita!" was recorded in London in October 1961 when Rivera was starring in the West End production of Bye Bye Birdie. The album features lavish orchestrations by renowned arranger Alyn Ainsworth. "And Now I Sing!" is a more intimate album and was recorded in New York with Latin producer and arranger Joe Cain.

The complete track listing follows:

CHITA!
1. Ten Cents a Dance
2. The Lady's in Love with You
3. Love, Look Away
4. An Occasional Man
5. Moanin' Low
6. Get Me to the Church on Time
7. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
8. Fly Me to the Moon
9. Small Fry
10. Old Devil Moon
11. Something I Dreamed Last Night
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
16. The Nearness of You
17. Easy to Remember
18. Goodbye My Love
19. Moon River
20. Isn't it Romantic
21. Falling in Love
22. It's Always You
23. Lonesome Road

Both albums have been digitally remastered and are presented in stereo. For more information visit www.StageDoorRecords.com.

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Chita Rivera is currently back on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.