Lilac Wine

Album: That Bad Eartha (1953)


  • This song written by James Alan Shelton was originally recorded in the 1950s by actress and cabaret star Eartha Kitt on her album That Bad Eartha and by jazz vocalist Helen Merrill. In 1966 it was covered by Nina Simone on her album Wild Is The Wind and in 1977 ex Vinegar Joe vocalist Elkie Brooks had a #16 hit with her version in the UK. In 1994 Jeff Buckley included this on his debut album Grace, and in 2003 the song was covered by Katie Melua on her album Call Off the Search.
  • Jeff Buckley said this was "A beautiful song I wish I wrote."

Comments: 2

  • Jb from Highland Lakes, NjA great song. There is also the version on Jeff Beck's album 'Emotion and Commotion' from 2010 featuring Imelda May on vocals which is fantastic.
  • Dave from Dublin, IrelandLove the version by Elkie Brooks..... Shame it is not on here...
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