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Format: CD
Sku: 60611043
UPC: 724359282022
UPC 14: 00724359282022
Release Date: 9/2/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Night And Day - Frank Sinatra ~ Various Artists
2. Stardust - Nat "King" Cole ~ Various Artists
3. Satin Doll - Nancy Wilson ~ Various Artists
4. Misty - Johnny Mathis ~ Various Artists
5. It Had To Be You - Kay Starr ~ Various Artists
6. Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland ~ Various Artists
7. Tenderly - Rosemary Clooney ~ Various Artists
8. On The Street Where You Live - Dean Martin ~ Various Artists
9. Someone To Watch Over Me - Linda Ronstadt ~ Various Artists
10. They Can't Take That Away From Me - Billie Holiday ~ Various Artists
11. My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker ~ Various Artists
12. These Foolish Things - Dinah Washington ~ Various Artists
13. Stormy Weather - Lena Horne ~ Various Artists
14. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Low Rawls ~ Various Artists
15. Where Or When - Dick Haymes ~ Various Artists
16. That Old Black Magic - Louis Prima/Keely Smith (live) ~ Various Artists
17. It's Only A Paper Moon - Ella Fitzgerald ~ Various Artists
18. Just One Of Those Things - Peggy Lee/Gordon Jenkins ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Alan Warner.
Muze PNote Photographer: Ted Williams .
Muze PNote Arrangers: Don Costa; Gerald Wiggins; Glenn Osser; Gordon Jenkins; Nelson Riddle.
Muze PNote The Best of the Definitive American Songbook, Vol. 2: I-Z sets out to compile great performances of songs written in the 1920s through the 1950s by American songwriters both legendary (like Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, George and Ira Gershwin, Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington, and Harold Arlen) and obscure (like Jack Lawrence, Walter Gross, Harry Link, Jack Strachey, and Holt Marvell). The "I-Z" refers to the titles of the songs; the disc travels from "It Had to Be You" (written by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones and sung by Kay Starr) to "Where or When" (written by Rodgers & Hart and sung by Dick Haymes). In between are performances by such titans as Dean Martin (Lerner & Loewe's "On the Street Where You Live"), Peggy Lee (Cole Porter's "Just One of Those Things"), and Ella Fitzgerald (Billy Rose, E.Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen's "It's Only a Paper Moon"). There are also some definitive performances, like Chet Baker's breathtaking take on Rodgers & Hart's "My Funny Valentine," Louis Prima and Keely Smith's knockout version of Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen's "That Old Black Magic," and Lena Horne's version of Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler's "Stormy Weather." The collection is a top-notch blend of wonderful songs and sterling vocal talent; the only missteps are the inclusion of two songs recorded in the 1980s: Rosemary Clooney's bland-sounding take on Jack Lawrence and Walter Gross' "Tenderly" from 1980 and Linda Ronstadt's pallid version of the Gershwins' "Someone to Watch Over Me." There are eight more volumes of the series set to be released; if they are all as good as the first two you should start clearing shelf space now. ~ Tim Sendra

Producer: Tom Morgan, Jr.; David Axelrod; Carl Jefferson; Richard Block; Henry Glover; Lee Gillette; Milt Gabler; Mitch Miller; Norman Newell; Peter Asher; Voyle Gilmore

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/02/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 92820
Music Label Name Label : Capitol
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 : 00724359282022

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