Ballad Essentials

Ballad Essentials is an album by Susannah McCorkle, released in 2002.

Ballad Essentials
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Compilation album by
GenreVocal jazz, traditional pop
LabelConcord Jazz
Susannah McCorkle chronology
The Beginning 1975
Ballad Essentials


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic      [1]

Music critic Ronnie D. Lankford of Allmusic praised the album and wrote "For those less familiar with the great vocalist's work, Ballad Essentials serves as an excellent primer. For fans, the album gathers a dozen similarly toned pieces, or an hour's worth of music, in one place. A fine collection."[1]

Track listingEdit

1."How Long Has This Been Going On?"George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin5:18
2."You Go to My Head"J. Fred Coots/Haven Gillespie4:07
3."For All We Know"Coots/Sam M. Lewis3:10
4."Why Don't We Try Staying Home?"Cole Porter4:25
5."Skylark"Hoagy Carmichael/Johnny Mercer3:32
6."Manhã de Carnaval"Luiz Bonfá/Antônio Maria/McCorkle4:48
7."Nuages"Django Reinhardt/Jacques Larue/McCorkle5:00
8."The People That You Never Get to Love"Rupert Holmes5:09
9."Let's Face the Music and Dance"Irving Berlin5:39
10."There's No Business Like Show Business"Berlin6:04
11."It Never Entered My Mind"Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart5:03
12."P.S. I Love You"Gordon Jenkins/Mercer4:10



  1. ^ a b Lankford Jr., Ronnie D. "Ballad Essentials > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Ballad Essentials". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 November 2017.