Cole Porter: all Star Tribute CD (2004)

Artist: Ethel Merman

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Product Overview


Label Video Arts International
SKU 63916470
UPC 089948123927
UPC 14 00089948123927
Format CD
Release Date 11/16/2004
Author Ethel Merman
Compilation Appearance Kiss Me Kate Disc 2: 1940-1948
Compilation Appearance It's De Lovely: Authentic Cole Porter Collection(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Memories Of Old Broadway
Compilation Appearance Noel And Cole
Associated Artist/Work Adair, Beegie
Technical Info
CatalogID 1239
Lable Name VAI Audio
Released 11/09/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Mono
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00089948123927
Album Notes and Credits
Tributee: Cole Porter.
This album, the audio complement to a video of the same name, presents an episode of the television series The Bell Telephone Hour broadcast on January 28, 1964, in tribute to Cole Porter. Porter, who would die later the same year, was hailed primarily by the show's hostess, Ethel Merman, who had starred in five of his musicals on Broadway. Joining her was Gretchen Wyler, who had had a featured role in Porter's 1955 show Silk Stockings, along with John Raitt, a Broadway star not generally associated with Porter, and singer Martha Wright. Also joining in was pianist Peter Nero. This cast managed to get through 52 Porter titles in 47 minutes, which should give some sense of how much attention they gave to each song. Most were merely alluded to in lengthy medleys, given a chorus or a verse, although Nero performed "Night and Day" in its entirety and the show's orchestra did "Begin the Beguine." Merman dominated, which was appropriate, since many of the songs she sang had been written with her in mind. The disc adds six tracks from another Merman appearance on The Bell Telephone Hour four years earlier on January 29, 1960, during which she sang a more varied program including works by Irving Berlin and George and Ira Gershwin. As a result, this is largely an Ethel Merman album, even if Cole Porter's picture is on the cover. ~ William Ruhlmann
Disc 1
1 Medley I: Another Openin' / Another Show / De-Lovely / Anything Goes / From This Moment On / Ridin' High / We Open In Venice / Reprises
2 Night and Day
3 Medley II: I Love You / Why Can't You Behave? / So In Love / In THe Still Of The Night / Were Thine That Special Face / Get Out Of Town / You're Everything I Love
4 Don't Fence Me In / Hey, Good Lookin'
5 Medley III: I Get A Kick Out Of You / Easy To Love / You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To / What Is This Thing Called Love? / Do I Love You? / You Do Something To Me / I Get A Kick Out Of You (Reprise)
6 Medley IV: Just One Of Those Things / Love For Sale / True Love / Every Time We Say Goodbye / Just One Of Those Things (Reprise) / It's All Right With Me
7 Begin the Beguine
8 Medley V: Blow, Gabriel , Blow / I Concentrate On You / You Irritate Me So / All Through The Night / Bulldog Song / Down In The Depths / C'est Magnifique / Well, Did You Evah / You've Got That Thing / At Long Last Love / Be A Clown / Let's Do It / I
9 Alexander's Ragtime Band
10 Sweet Georgia Brown
11 When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
12 After You've Gone
13 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
14 I Got Rhythm
Product Attributes
Artist Merman,Ethel
Label Video Arts International
Music Format Compact Disc
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