Very Best Of Cole Porter CD (2004)

Artist: Cole Porter

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 61009671
UPC 602498614716
UPC 14 00602498614716
Format CD
Release Date 6/15/2004
Author Cole Porter
Associated Artist/Work Adair, Beegie
Associated Artist/Work Bergonzi, C
Associated Artist/Work Carlyle, Louise
Associated Artist/Work Chacksfield, Frank
Associated Artist/Work Evans, Bill (Saxophone)
Associated Artist/Work Gershwin, George
Associated Artist/Work Liane
Associated Artist/Work Liane & The Boheme Bar Trio
Associated Artist/Work McCorkle, Susannah
Associated Artist/Work McGlinn, John
Associated Artist/Work Metropolitan Music Ensemble
Associated Artist/Work Original Cast
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Peterson, Oscar
Artist Contemporary Duke Ellington
Artist Contemporary Ethel Merman
Artist Contemporary George Gershwin
Artist Contemporary Gertrude Lawrence
Artist Contemporary Hoagy Carmichael
Artist Contemporary Irving Berlin
Artist Contemporary Johnny Mercer
Artist Contemporary Kurt Weill (Composer)
Artist Contemporary Marlene Dietrich
Artist Contemporary Rodgers & Hart
Artist Follower Ben Folds
Artist Follower Bette Midler
Artist Follower Burt Bacharach
Artist Follower Carole King
Artist Follower Ella Fitzgerald
Artist Follower Elvis Costello
Artist Follower Frank Sinatra
Artist Follower Jamie Cullum
Artist Follower Johnny Mercer
Artist Follower Lena Horne
Artist Follower Leonard Bernstein
Artist Follower Linda Ronstadt
Artist Follower Magnetic Fields
Artist Follower Randy Newman
Artist Follower Rufus Wainwright
Artist Follower Scott Walker
Artist Follower Stephen Schwartz
Artist Follower Tom Waits
Technical Info
Producer Mike Ragogna (Compilation); Ken Druker (Compilation)
CatalogID 0001780
Lable Name Hip-O
Released 06/15/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498614716
Album Notes and Credits
Tributee: Cole Porter.
Liner Note Author: Will Friedwald.
Undoubtedly released to coincide with the soundtrack to the 2004 Cole Porter biopic DE-LOVELY, this songbook collection features some of the mid-20th century's finest song stylists sinking their teeth into the urbane composer's meaty catalog. In contrast, the DE-LOVELY soundtrack offers contemporary popsters tackling Porter's material-- whether you want to hear "True Love" sung by Ashley Judd or Dean Martin is between you and your clergyman (or therapist). Regardless, it's impossible to argue with Louis Armstrong's deliciously lascivious take on "Let's Do It," Helen Merrill's breathy, sultry interpretation of "Anything Goes," or Eartha Kitt's downright decadent delivery of "Let's Misbehave." More prurient topics aside, to hear Fred Astaire's elegant, perfectly phrased version of "Night and Day" is to instantly comprehend the marriage of sophistication and pure emotion at the heart of Porter's finest work.
Artist Overview
Responsible for such classics as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love," and "Anything Goes," Cole Porter is synonymous with both the American songbook and Broadway musical tradition. A prolific composer and lyricist, Porter wrote numerous musicals throughout the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, including CAN-CAN and KISS ME, KATE. His songs represent the epitome of pop wit and sophistication, and have been performed by artists from Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee to the Jungle Brothers and Paul Westerberg.
Disc 1
1 Too Darn Hot
2 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
3 Begin the Beguine
4 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
5 It's de-Lovely
6 True Love
7 Love For Sale
8 Anything Goes
9 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
10 Let's Misbehave
11 Easy to Love
12 What Is This Thing Called Love
13 Just One of Those Things
14 I Get a Kick Out of You
15 In the Still of the Night
16 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
17 Night and Day
18 You Do Something to Me
Product Attributes
Artist Porter,Cole
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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