The Record Collection

Robyn Archer: A Star is Torn

EMI/Cube Records BUG.1 (1982)


Side 1
101 – Oh Daddy (as Bessie Smith)
102 – Medley (as Billie Holiday)

Side 2
201 – Crazy (as Patsy Cline)
202 – Medley (as Dinah Washington)

102: Am I Blue – All of Me – Mean To Me – I Can’t Get Started – A Fine Romance – Them There Eyes – Riffin’ The Scotch – My Mother’s Son-In-Law
202: What A Difference a Day Made – This Can’t Be Love – My Old Flame – Drinking Again – There’ll Be Some Changes Made – The Glory Of Love


Robyn Archer – vocals
Jeremy Wesley – piano, musical arrangements

Recorded at Essex Studios, London, May 1982

‘A Star is Torn’ celebrates the art and music of eleven outstanding women singers of the twentieth century. (Jane Froman, Marie Lloyd, Bessie Smith, Helen Morgan, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, Marilyn Monroe, Patsy Cline, Dinah Washington, Janis Joplin)

‘A Star is Torn’ by Robyn Arhcer and Rodney Fisher (directed by Rodney Fisher) opened at The Theatre Royal, Stratford East on June 1st 1982.