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The Classic Songs of Cole Porter
The Classic Songs of Cole Porter

Various Artists
Styles: Easy Listening, Jazz, Pop
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3243
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 50-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.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 I'm In Love Again April Stevens
2 The Laziest Gal In Town Helen Humes
3 Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love  Eartha Kitt
4 Find Me A Primitive Man Libby Holman, Colonial Club Orch.
5 You Do Something To Me  Lee Wiley
6 What Is This Thing Called Love?  Anita O'Day
7 Let's Fly Away Jeri Southern
8 Love For Sale  Kitty Kallen
9 Night And Day  Dick Haymes
10 Don't Fence Me In  Bing Crosby
11 All Through The Night  Ella Fitzgerald
12 Anything Goes  Tony Bennett with Count Basie
13 I Get A Kick Out Of You  Frank Sinatra
14 You're The Top  Jeri Southern
15 Miss Otis Regrets  Alberta Hunter
16 Begin The Beguine  Jo Stafford
17 Just One Of Those Things  Peggy Lee
18 Why Shouldn't I Lee Wiley
19 Easy To Love Billie Holiday
20 I've Got You Under My Skin  Frank Sinatra
21 It's De-Lovely  Ethel Merman
22 Ridin' High  Doris Day
23 In The Still Of The Night  Della Reese
24 At Long Last Love Lena Horne
25 My Heart Belongs To Daddy Eartha Kitt
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Get Out Of Town  Anita O'Day
2 Do I Love You?  Ella Fitzgerald
3 Well, Did You Evah! Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra
4 I Concentrate On You  Tommy Dorsey orch. With Anita Boyer
5 Please Don't Monkey With Broadway Fred Astaire
6 Ace In The Hole  Johnny Mathis
7 I Love You Jo Stafford
8 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Dinah Shore
9 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye  Ella Fitzgerald
10 Always True To You In My Fashion  Blossom Dearie
11 Another Op'nin' Another Show Norman Luboff Choir
12 So In Love  Shirley Bassey
13 Too Darn Hot  Mel Torme
14 Why Can't You Behave?  Dinah Washington
15 From This Moment On  Lena Horne
16 Nobody's Chasing Me Dinah Shore
17 C'Est Magnifique Dean Martin
18 I Am In Love  Nat King Cole
19 I Love Paris  Les Baxter & His orch. & Chorus
20 It's All Right With Me  Sammy Davis Jr.
21 All Of You  Nancy Wilson
22 I Love You Samantha Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
23 True Love Bing Crosby & Grace kelly
24 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Frank Sinatra/Celeste Holm
25 Ca C'Est L'Amour Tony Bennett
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