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Format: CD
Sku: 60611042
UPC: 724359281926
UPC 14: 00724359281926
Release Date: 9/2/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. At Last - Etta James ~ Various Artists
2. Almost Like Being In Love - Nat "King" Cole ~ Various Artists
3. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe - Peggy Lee ~ Various Artists
4. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Margaret Whiting/Johnny Mercer ~ Various Artists
5. As Time Goes By - Nilsson ~ Various Artists
6. Foggy Day, A - Fred Astaire ~ Various Artists
7. I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Sarah Vaughan ~ Various Artists
8. April In Paris - Dinah Shore/Andre Previn ~ Various Artists
9. Fools Rush In - Brook Benton ~ Various Artists
10. How Deep Is The Ocean? - Dick Haymes ~ Various Artists
11. Fly Me To The Moon - Tony Bennett ~ Various Artists
12. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - June Christy/Stan Kenton ~ Various Artists
13. Blue Skies - Willie Nelson ~ Various Artists
14. I'm In The Mood For Love - Julie London ~ Various Artists
15. Blue Moon - Mel Torme ~ Various Artists
16. Come Rain Or Come Shine - Ray Charles ~ Various Artists
17. Embraceable You - Dianne Reeves ~ Various Artists
18. I'll Be Seeing You - Bing Crosby ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This compilation is the first of ten to be compiled and released on EMI/Capitol's Liberty imprint containing performances of songs that are part of "The Great American Songbook," i.e., traditional pop standards from the 1920s, '30s, '40s, and '50s, mostly written for Broadway musicals or Hollywood movies, and subsequently sung in nightclubs and on records. The "(A-I)" designation simply means that all of the songs included in this volume begin with words the first letter of which is among the first nine letters of the alphabet, an arbitrary organizing principle if there ever was one, but no matter. Executive producer/annotator Alan Warner is bent on demonstrating that the songs have continued to be performed long after their introductions, and in doing so, he has ranged far beyond the ample vaults of Capitol Records (which was founded in the 1940s in part to record this very repertoire) to license tracks from all of the other major labels. The recordings were made between 1944 (Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Seeing You," originally released on Decca Records and licensed from Universal), and 2001 (Dianne Reeves' "Embraceable You," released on Capitol imprint Blue Note), and they include not only traditional pop singers such as Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, and Dinah Shore, but also R&B performers Ray Charles and Etta James, jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, '70s pop singer Harry Nilsson, and country star Willie Nelson. Selection and sequencing work to give the album flow and consistency. But this is still a somewhat random compilation, not unlike dozens of others. ~ William Ruhlmann

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/02/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 92819
Music Label Name Label : Capitol/EMI Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724359281926

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