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Sirens Of Swing-Great Songs Of CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60380840
UPC: 015095115027
UPC 14: 00015095115027
Release Date: 1/11/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me - Ella Fitzgerald ~ Various Artists
2. Until The Real Thing Comes Along - Billie Holiday ~ Various Artists
3. Penthouse Serenade - Anita O'Day ~ Various Artists
4. Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe - Frances Wayne ~ Various Artists
5. Stormy Weather - Kay Starr ~ Various Artists
6. Lady's In Love With You, The - Nellie Lutcher ~ Various Artists
7. Linger In My Arms A Little Longer, Baby - Peggy Lee ~ Various Artists
8. It's Only A Paper Moon - Lee Wiley ~ Various Artists
9. Sunday Kind Of Love, A - Fran Warren ~ Various Artists
10. Love Me Or Leave Me - Sarah Vaughan ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Tess's Torch Song (I Had A Man) - Pearl Bailey ~ Various Artists
2. Lover Man - Billie Holiday ~ Various Artists
3. One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else, The - Sarah Vaughan ~ Various Artists
4. My Old Flame - Peggy Lee ~ Various Artists
5. I'm Beginning To See The Light - Kitty Kallen ~ Various Artists
6. I Remember You - Jo Stafford ~ Various Artists
7. Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Ella Fitzgerald ~ Various Artists
8. Stairway To The Stars - Dinah Washington ~ Various Artists
9. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Lena Horne ~ Various Artists
10. My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time - Doris Day ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This is part of Intersound's Legends series.
Muze PNote Personnel: Peggy Lee , Billie Holiday (vocals).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Robert Rawls.
Muze PNote Recording information: Casa Recording Studio (12/06/1936-11/12/1947).
Muze PNote Photographer: Chris Palladino.
Muze PNote With a running time only slightly over two hours, this budget-priced, four-CD box set from Canada easily could have fit onto two discs. There are no annotations beyond recording dates, and the mastering was done from records. (Presumably the copyright on these recordings has run out north of the border.) Also, the title is slightly misleading: only three of the 40 tracks date from the 1930s. That's all the bad news. The good news is that this is a thorough sampler of distaff vocals from (primarily) the '40s, including the expected -- the Andrews Sisters, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Jo Stafford, and Sarah Vaughan, each of whom gets two tracks -- but also 22 other performers, among them lesser-known women who acquit themselves well, and legends of stage and screen like Pearl Bailey, Janet Blair, Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Dorothy Lamour, Edith Piaf, Jane Russell, and Ethel Waters. The selections often include songs for which these singers scored the biggest hit versions, and if not, many were at least the most popular female-sung versions. And even if the singers didn't score big hits with these songs, in some cases the tunes became signature songs long associated with them. There are a few surprising match-ups of singer to song; all in all, however, these 40 selections provide a comprehensive view of the female singers of the World War II era. Just be sure the bulk of the box doesn't fool you and that you don't pay too high a price. ~ William Ruhlmann

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/11/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1150
Music Label Name Label : Intersound
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00015095115027

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