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Key recordings by Lena Horne

"Stormy Weather: The Legendary Lena (1941-1958)" (Bluebird).

The singer partners with Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw and others in definitive versions of "Stormy Weather," "I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues" and nearly two dozen more.

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" Lena Horne at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: Ain't it the Truth" (Rhino).

Here's a summation of Horne's movie career, with performances from "Panama Hattie," "Cabin in the Sky," "Thousands Cheer," "Swing Fever" and others.

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"Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo" (El Records).

The singer duets with guitarist Szabo to haunting effect, especially in music of

Burt Bacharach

.

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"An Evening with Lena Horne" (Blue Note).

The live recording, which won a Grammy for best jazz vocal performance, conveys poignant melancholy.

"Lena Horne: We'll Be Together Again" (Blue Note).

Few artists sang

Billy Strayhorn

as knowingly as Horne, who worked closely with him; his spirit hovers over this recording.

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