Sirens Of Swing-Great Songs Of CD (2000)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Intersound
SKU 60380840
UPC 015095115027
UPC 14 00015095115027
Format CD
Release Date 1/11/2000
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 1150
Lable Name Intersound
Released 01/11/2000
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 61m : 46s
Mono/Stereo Mono
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00015095115027
Album Notes and Credits
This is part of Intersound's Legends series.
Personnel: Peggy Lee , Billie Holiday (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Robert Rawls.
Recording information: Casa Recording Studio (12/06/1936-11/12/1947).
Photographer: Chris Palladino.
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
Disc 1
1 I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me - Ella Fitzgerald,Tess's Torch Song (I Had A Man) - Pearl Bailey
2 Until The Real Thing Comes Along - Billie Holiday,Lover Man - Billie Holiday
3 Penthouse Serenade - Anita O'Day,One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else, The - Sarah Vaughan
4 Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe - Frances Wayne,My Old Flame - Peggy Lee
5 Stormy Weather - Kay Starr,I'm Beginning To See The Light - Kitty Kallen
6 Lady's In Love With You, The - Nellie Lutcher,I Remember You - Jo Stafford
7 Linger In My Arms A Little Longer, Baby - Peggy Lee,Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Ella Fitzgerald
8 It's Only A Paper Moon - Lee Wiley,Stairway To The Stars - Dinah Washington
9 Sunday Kind Of Love, A - Fran Warren,One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Lena Horne
10 Love Me Or Leave Me - Sarah Vaughan,My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time - Doris Day
Disc 2
1 I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me - Ella Fitzgerald,Tess's Torch Song (I Had A Man) - Pearl Bailey
2 Until The Real Thing Comes Along - Billie Holiday,Lover Man - Billie Holiday
3 Penthouse Serenade - Anita O'Day,One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else, The - Sarah Vaughan
4 Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe - Frances Wayne,My Old Flame - Peggy Lee
5 Stormy Weather - Kay Starr,I'm Beginning To See The Light - Kitty Kallen
6 Lady's In Love With You, The - Nellie Lutcher,I Remember You - Jo Stafford
7 Linger In My Arms A Little Longer, Baby - Peggy Lee,Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Ella Fitzgerald
8 It's Only A Paper Moon - Lee Wiley,Stairway To The Stars - Dinah Washington
9 Sunday Kind Of Love, A - Fran Warren,One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Lena Horne
10 Love Me Or Leave Me - Sarah Vaughan,My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time - Doris Day
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