Capitol Sings Irving Berlin CD (1998)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview


Label Emd/capitol
SKU 60134674
UPC 077779847723
UPC 14 00077779847723
Format CD
Release Date 10/20/1998
Author Various Artists
Associated Artist/Work Astaire, Fred
Associated Artist/Work Bolcom, William (Composer)
Associated Artist/Work Braff, Ruby
Associated Artist/Work Brubeck, Dave
Associated Artist/Work Cannon, Hughie
Associated Artist/Work Cast, Original
Associated Artist/Work Clusone
Associated Artist/Work Clusone 3
Associated Artist/Work Clusone Trio
Associated Artist/Work Criswell, Kim
Associated Artist/Work Larkins, Ellis
Associated Artist/Work LuPone, Patti
Associated Artist/Work Metropolitan Music Ensemble
Associated Artist/Work Original Cast
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Producer Brad Benedict (Compilation)
CatalogID 98477
Lable Name Capitol/EMI Records
Released 07/23/1996
Original Release 1992
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00077779847723
Album Notes and Credits
The songs of Irving Berlin are I-beams in the towering edifice of 20th century popular music. This sampler of predominately pop recordings from the Capitol catalog may serve as both a grab bag of enjoyable entertainments and a useful introduction to some of this composer's nicest tunes. Each of the 25 tracks perfectly illustrates the essence of a given song, and would be especially useful for anyone seeking to learn the rudimentary contours. Jazz is only marginally represented here, in spite of the fact that jazz grew up on Irving Berlin's often jazz-inspired melodies, many of which survive today primarily as jazz standards. Certainly jazz is manifested in Nat King Cole (with both trio and big band), Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mercer and bandleaders Red Norvo and Billy May. Several ex-big-band singers are in the mix, including Peggy Lee and Kay Starr. Jo Stafford sings like an angel, Dinah Shore's gentle rendering of "The Song Is Ended" comes across as a marvel of sensitivity, and Betty Hutton's handling of "Blue Skies" is among her prettiest performances on record. The timeline represented here (1944-1963) almost exactly traces the golden age of the post-WWII, pre-Beatles star pop vocalists. The core sample contains measurable amounts of Judy Garland, Mary Martin, Margaret Whiting, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Gordon MacRae, Dick Haymes and Vic Damone, as well as pearly white group vocals by the Starlighters, the Crew Chiefs, the Pied Pipers and the Four Freshmen. ~ arwulf arwulf
Disc 1
1 There's No Business Like Show Business - Mary Martin & John Raitt
2 Puttin' On The Ritz - Judy Garland
3 Marie - Vic Damone
4 Song Is Ended, The (But The Melody Lingers On) - Dinah Shore
5 Heat Wave - Margaret Whiting
6 Isn't It A Lovely Day - Dick Haymes
7 Play A Simple Melody - Jo Stafford
8 What'll I Do? - Nat "King" Cole
9 All By Myself - Bobby Darin
10 You Can Have Him - Nancy Wilson
11 Steppin' Out With My Baby - Gordon MacRae
12 You're Just In Love - Kay Starr
13 Easter Parade - Andy Russell
14 Alexander's Ragtime Band - Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
15 Cheek To Cheek - Peggy Lee
16 Be Careful It's My Heart - The Four Freshmen
17 Blue Skies - Betty Hutton
18 How Deep Is The Ocean - Dick Haymes
19 Let's Face The Music And Dance - Nat "King" Cole
20 How About Me - Sue Raney
21 Change Partners - Vic Damone
22 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Dean Martin
23 White Christmas - Jo Stafford
24 Always - Gordon MaCrae
25 God Bless America - Margaret Whiting & The Pied Pipers
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