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Format: CD
Sku: 63993793
UPC: 055122110316
UPC 14: 05055122110316
Release Date: 3/23/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. More I Go Out WIth Somebody Else, The
2. Don't Tell Me That Story
3. It Had To Be You
4. Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
5. Orange Colored Sky
6. She's a Lady
7. He's a Demon ~ He's a Devil
8. It's A Man
9. Who Kicked The Light Plug (Out Of The Socket)
10. It's Oh So Quiet!
11. Murder, He Says
12. Musicians, The
13. How D'ye Do And Shake Hands
14. Somebody Loves Me
15. Dixie Dreams
16. Mister Banjo Man
17. Rose Room
18. Jealous
19. 'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
20. That Teasin' Rag/Toddling The Todalo
21. Love Him
22. No Matter How You Say Goodbye
23. I Took The Long Way Around
24. Goin' Steady
25. I'm Nobody's Baby
26. Broke, Bare ~ Foot and Starry
27. Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Betty Hutton (vocals); Betty Hutton; Dinah Shore, Pat Morgan, Perry Como, Phil Harris & His Orchestra, Tony Martin (vocals); Spike Jones (horns); Emil Newman, Henri Ren? & His Orchestra, Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra, Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra, Paul Weston & His Orchestra, Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra, The Four Hits, Joe Lilley & His Orchestra.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: L.K. Lee.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Tony Middleton .
Muze PNote Recording information: LA (06/29/1945-09/08/1953); New York, NY (06/29/1945-09/08/1953).
Muze PNote Translator: Hans Korbmacher.
Muze PNote British reissue label Sepia Records, which specializes in unlicensed collections of out-of-copyright recordings (and in Europe, that means anything recorded more than 50 years ago), bases this Betty Hutton compilation on the eight-track 10" LP soundtrack album for the film Somebody Loves Me, released in 1952 by RCA Victor. Those eight songs make up Tracks 14 through 21 on the CD. The motion picture Somebody Loves Me was a biography of the vaudeville stars Blossom Seeley (played by Hutton) and Benny Fields (played by Ralph Meeker, whose singing voice was dubbed by Pat Morgan). It was also Hutton's last film as a major movie star; she got into a dispute with Paramount Pictures by demanding that her new husband, choreographer Charles O'Curran, be hired as the director of her next project, and the studio decided that at the advanced age of 31, she was dispensable. Nothing about Somebody Loves Me would have dissuaded the studio executives from this view, although Hutton sings the combination of period tunes and some newly written songs by the likes of Jay Livingston and Ray Evans well enough. Musically, it's really not her sort of project, failing to make the best use of her famous manic energy. By adding 17 tracks before and after the Somebody Loves Me material, Sepia demonstrates Hutton's evolution as a recording artist. She was one of the few movie stars who maintained a concurrent recording career, and Sepia goes back to the start of her contract as one of the first signings of newly formed Capitol Records (and that isn't all the way back to the beginning, either). The selection includes some but not all of her hits, with, for example, her Top Ten rendition of "It Had to Be You" and the chart-topping "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief," but not the equally successful "His Rocking Horse Ran Away," "Stuff Like That There," or "I Wish I Didn't Love You So." Instead of using Hutton's Top Five duet with Perry Como on "A Bushel and a Peck," Sepia includes the B-side of that single, "She's a Lady." Though sometimes puzzling, the selection lives up to Tony Middleton's description in the liner notes: "Betty Hutton favourites, spiced up with some rare titles that were probably last seen spinning around the turntable at 78 rpm." The shouting, screaming, out-of-control Hutton, a human sound effects machine, is definitely to be heard on several of these tracks, which demonstrate that Kurt Cobain and Nirvana didn't invent that soft/loud arranging style; Hutton can coo with the best of them, but she may explode at any moment in a song like "Orange Colored Sky" or "It's Oh So Quiet!" Yet she is tamed in the Somebody Loves Me material, and the album's final six tracks, chronicling her return to Capitol Records in 1953, find her cutting demure singles with tame arrangements by Nelson Riddle. Angling for a nightclub and concert career after her Hollywood days, she handles these songs well, but it's hard not to long for the excitement of her earlier work. ~ William Ruhlmann

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Sentimental Journey
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Sweet & Lovely
Muze Music Compilations Those Were Our Songs
Muze Music Compilations Decade Of Hits:50s

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/12/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1031
Music Label Name Label : Sepia Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 50551221103162

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Hutton,Betty
Product attributeLabel:   Sepia
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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