Original Great American Songbook CD (2003)

Artist: Various Artists

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 60615486
UPC 602498608500
UPC 14 00602498608500
Format CD
Release Date 10/7/2003
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 000118202
Lable Name UTV
Released 10/07/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498608500
Album Notes and Credits
Compilation producers: Ken Druker, Jeff Moskow.
The idea behind The Original Great American Songbook is a simple one: to collect great American singers doing the greatest songs from some of America's greatest pop and jazz composers, and the end result is a disc that should go up into space in a time capsule. Highlights are constant, but include Billie Holiday's version of Dizzy Gillespie's "You Go to My Head," Jeri Southern doing Cole Porter's "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," and Shirley Horn's 1993 take on Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia on My Mind." Dinah Washington does a pair of Cole Porter standards, "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "Stardust," while Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong duet on two songs, the Gershwins' "They Can't Take That Away from Me" and Carmichael's "The Nearness of You." That they don't write 'em like this anymore is obvious, since all of these gems were written in an age when melody determined rhythm; they don't sing 'em like this anymore, either, since melismatic ornamentation had yet to become its own elaborate art form. ~ Steve Leggett
Disc 1
1 You Go To My Head - Billie Holiday
2 They Can't Take That Away From Me - Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong
3 Way You Look Tonight, The - Fred Astaire
4 It Had To Be You - Billie Holiday
5 That Old Feeling - Billy Eckstine
6 These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) - Nat "King" Cole
7 Very Thought Of You, The - Johnny Hartman
8 Moonglow - Billie Holiday
9 I'll Be Seeing You - Carmen McRae
10 Every Time We Say Goodbye - Jeri Southern
11 Nearness Of You - Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong
12 For All We Know - Sarah Vaughan
13 We'll Be Together Again - Anita O'Day
14 That's All - Sarah Vaughan
15 I Get A Kick Out Of You - Dinah Washington
16 Misty - Johnny Mathis
17 Georgia On My Mind - Shirley Horn
18 Stardust - Dinah Washington

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