(Collector's Choice) 13 tracks - rare transcriptions from 1944 to 1955 (including her last performance at the Jimmy Durante TV Show)
In listening to the radio and television performances that comprise this release, one does not see Miranda's wild getups, her famed hats or her dancing.
The focus is on her excellent vocal abilities, her warm voice and her knack for singing rapid lyrics. Among the highpoints are Tico Tico, I Made My Money With Bananas and a version of
Chattanooga Choo Choo in Spanish that serves as a worthy tribute to the great Carmen Miranda. (Scott Yanow)