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Format: CD
Sku: 61012416
UPC: 030206141528
UPC 14: 00030206141528
Release Date: 7/13/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Begin the Beguine ~ Cole Porter
2. You're the Top ~ Cole Porter
3. Don't Fence Me In ~ Cole Porter
4. What Is This Thing Called Love? ~ Cole Porter
5. I Love Paris ~ Cole Porter
6. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To ~ Cole Porter
7. Night and Day ~ Cole Porter
8. Love for Sale ~ Cole Porter
9. My Heart Belongs to Daddy ~ Cole Porter
10. Night & Day ~ Cole Porter
11. It's De-Lovely ~ Cole Porter
12. Easy to Love ~ Cole Porter
13. Let's Be Buddies ~ Cole Porter
14. I Concentrate on You ~ Cole Porter
15. I Get a Kick Out of You ~ Cole Porter
16. I've Got You Under My Skin ~ Cole Porter
17. Begin the Beguine ~ Cole Porter
18. Love for Sale ~ Cole Porter

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Jesse Fishman .
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Scott Yanow.
Muze PNote Beyond all the ink that's been spilled proclaiming Cole Porter's importance in the development of American song, the endless list of famous artists who have covered his tunes proves his rightful place in the highest tier of classic pop songwriters. To wit, A GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITER, released at the time of the 2004 Porter film biography DE-LOVELY, features a handful of vocal and instrumental jazz legends paying respect to Porter's gift for unparalleled melodicism and clever lyrics. From Artie Shaw, who opens thing up here with a charmingly smooth swing rendition of "Begin the Beguine," to George Benson's groovy, boogaloo-flavored "Love for Sale," a century's worth of musicians show their love for this Broadway icon.
Muze PNote The perfection of Porter's songwriting is already common knowledge, so the real treat here is listening to the range of interpretations. Dinah Shore gets intimate on "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To," Billy Holiday is beautifully woozy on "Night & Day" (there's also a technically astonishing Django Reinhardt take on the same song), and Bing Crosby lends his timeless croon to "Don't Fence Me In." Also on the list are Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughn, Judy Garland, and Lionel Hampton (who does a Latin/swing change-up on "I Love Paris").

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.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations It's De Lovely: Authentic Cole Porter Collection(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Memories Of Old Broadway
Muze Music Compilations Decade Of Hits:30s
Muze Music Compilations Noel And Cole

Associated Artists and Works

Adair, Beegie
Dream Dancing: Songs of Cole Porter ~ Adair, Beegie
Red Hot + Blue ~ Artists, Various
Bergonzi, C
Carlyle, Louise
Chacksfield, Frank
Evans, Bill (Saxophone)
Gershwin, George
Liane & The Boheme Bar Trio
McCorkle, Susannah
McGlinn, John
Metropolitan Music Ensemble
Original Cast
Kiss Me, Kate [Original Broadway Cast] [Bonus Trac ~ Original Cast
Kiss Me, Kate [Original Broadway Cast] ~ Original Cast
Original Soundtrack
Evil Under The Sun ~ Original Soundtrack
Peterson, Oscar
Red Hot Blue ~ Various Artists
It's De Lovely: The Authentic Cole Porter Collecti ~ Various Artists
The Very Best of Cole Porter [Hip-O] ~ Various Artists
A Musical Celebration ~ Various Artists
No?l and Cole ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/13/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 061415
Music Label Name Label : Fuel 2000
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00030206141528

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Porter,Cole
Product attributeLabel:   Varese Sarabande
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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