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Track Listing
CD 1
1. I'M IN LOVE AGAIN April Stevens (1951) From 'Greenwich Village Follies' composed 1924
2. THE LAZIEST GAL IN TOWN Helen Humes (1951) From 'NOT FROM A SHOW' composed 1927
3. LET'S DO IT, LET'S FALL IN LOVE Eartha Kitt (1953) From 'Paris' composed 1928
4. FIND ME A PRIMITIVE MAN Libby Holman with The Colonial Club Orch. (1929) From 'Fifty Million Frenchmen' composed 1929
5. YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME Lee Wiley (1940) From 'Fifty Million Frenchmen' composed 1929
6. WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE? Anita O'Day with Will Bradley's Orchetra (1947) From 'Wake Up and Dream' composed 1929
7. LET'S FLY AWAY Jeri Southern (1959) From 'The New Yorkers' composed 1930
8. LOVE FOR SALE Kitty Kallen with Jack Teagarden's Orch. (1940) From 'The New Yorkers' composed 1930
9. NIGHT AND DAY Dick Haymes (1944) From 'Gay Divorce' composed 1932
10. DON'T FENCE ME IN Bing Crosby (1944) From 'Adios Argentina' composed 1934
11. ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT Ella Fitzgerald (1956) From 'Anything Goes' composed 1934
12. ANYTHING GOES Tony Bennett with the Count Basie Orch. (1959) From 'Anything Goes' composed 1934
13. I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle's Orch. (1956) From 'Anything Goes' composed 1934
25. YOU'RE THE TOP Jeri Southern (1959) From 'Anything Goes' composed 1934
14. MISS OTIS REGRETS Alberta Hunter (1934) From 'NOT FROM A SHOW' composed 1934
15. BEGIN THE BEGUINE Jo Stafford (1949) From 'Jubilee' composed 1935
16. JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS Peggy Lee (1952) From 'Jubilee' composed 1935
17. WHY SHOULDN'T I Lee Wiley (1949) From 'Jubilee' composed 1935
18. EASY TO LOVE Billie Holiday (1936) From 'Born To Dance' composed 1936
19. I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle's Orch. (1956) From 'Born To Dance' composed 1936
20. IT'S DE-LOVELY Ethel Merman (1936) From 'Red-Hot And Blue' composed 1936
21. RIDIN' HIGH Doris Day (1961) From 'Red-Hot And Blue' composed 1936
22. IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT Della Reese (1955) From 'Rosalie' composed 1937
23. AT LONG LAST LOVE Lena Horne (1955) From 'You Never Know' composed 1938
24. MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY Eartha Kitt (1953) From 'Leave It To Me' composed 1938
CD 2
1. GET OUT OF TOWN Anita O'Day with Billy May's Orch. (1959) From 'Leave It To Me' composed 1938
2. DO I LOVE YOU? Ella Fitzgerald (1956) From 'Du Barry Was A Lady' composed 1939
3. WELL, DID YOU EVAH! Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra (1956) From 'Du Barry Was a Lady' composed 1939
4. I CONCENTRATE ON YOU Tommy Dorsey Orch. With Anita Boyer (1940) From 'Broadway Melody of 1940' composed 1940
5. PLEASE DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY Fred Astaire (1940) From 'Broadway Melody of 1940' composed 1940
6. ACE IN THE HOLE Johnny Mathis (1962) From 'Let's Face It' composed 1941
7. I LOVE YOU Jo Stafford (1944) From 'Mexican Hayride' composed 1943
8. YOU'D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO Dinah Shore (1943) From 'Something to Shout About' composed 1943
9. EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE Ella Fitzgerald (1956) From 'Seven Lively Arts' composed 1944
10. ALWAYS TRUE TO YOU IN MY FASHION Lisa Kirk (1948) From 'Kiss Me Kate' composed 1948
11. ANOTHER OP'NIN' ANOTHER SHOW Norman Luboff Choir (1958) From 'Kiss Me Kate' composed 1948
12. SO IN LOVE Shirley Bassey (1961) From 'Kiss Me Kate' composed 1948
13. TOO DARN HOT Mel Torme (1960) From 'Kiss Me Kate' composed 1948
14. WHY CAN'T YOU BEHAVE? Dinah Washington (1948) From 'Kiss Me Kate' composed 1948
15. FROM THIS MOMENT ON Lena Horne (1962) From 'Kiss Me Kate' composed 1950
16. NOBODY'S CHASING ME Dinah Shore (1951) From 'Out Of This World' composed 1950
17. C'EST MAGNIFIQUE Dean Martin (1962) From 'Can-Can' composed 1953
18. I AM IN LOVE Nat King Cole (1953) From 'Can-Can' composed 1953
19. I LOVE PARIS Les Baxter & His orch. & Chorus (1953) From 'Can-Can' composed 1953
20. IT'S ALL RIGHT WITH ME Sammy Davis Jr. (1955) From 'Can-Can' composed 1953
21. ALL OF YOU Nancy Wilson (1960) From 'Silk Stockings' composed 1954
22. I LOVE YOU SAMANTHA Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen (1961) From 'High Society' composed 1956
23. TRUE LOVE Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly (1956) From 'High Society' composed 1956
24. WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Frank Sinatra/Celeste Holm (1956) From 'High Society' composed 1956
25. CA C'EST L'AMOUR Tony Bennett (1957) From 'Les Girls' composed 1957
Artist:
Various
Title:
The Classic Songs of Cole Porter (2CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3243
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• This is the first in a new Acrobat series which will be devoted to the illustrious composers who made significant contributions to the Great American Songbook - the songs written during the half-century or so from the dawn of the recording era, many from stage musicals or movies, other purely the product of Tin Pan Alley, which provided the core repertoire for many of the finest and most prominent vocalists, big bands and jazz musicians of those and subsequent decades.

• This great-value 49-track 2-CD collection brings together some of the best-known and most-performed songs by the great Cole Porter, one of the more unusual composers of his time, since, whereas many songwriters worked in partnerships, he wrote alone, in a highly sophisticated and individual style, which reflected his different cultural background from many of his peers.

• The selected songs are presented here broadly in chronological order of their composition, using recordings from across the years since they were introduced, some by artists who were legendary interpreters of Porter's work, like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, along with others who simply dipped into his rich catalogue of landmark songs for their singles releases or albums,

• Their interpretations reflect not only the melodic quality and lyrical craft in his songs, but their timeless adaptability. It's a highly entertaining showcase for the work of one of popular music's most talented and influential practitioners
Reviews For The Classic Songs of Cole Porter (2CD)
In Tune - Gerry Stonestreet
“It goes without saying that the songs are top quality and even the lesser known likes Find Me A Primitive Man (Libby Holman) and Please Don't Monkey With Broadway (Fred Astaire) have that unmistakable Porter wit and elegance. The 28-page booklet is crammed with information and adds to the satisfaction of an excellent package”
Jazz Journal - Leon Nock
A Wonderful overview of Porter's considerable range…
Just Jazz - Barry Clare
“This compilation of Cole Porter compositions is great on so many levels: the sheer quality of performers, set alongside Porter’s genius is irresistible… The whole thing is a joy and all for less than £8!”
The Jazz Rag - John Martin
“The word magnificent comes to mind...”
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