Acrobat Music

The Classic Songs of Rodgers & Hart
The Classic Songs of Rodgers & Hart

Various Artists
Styles: Easy Listening, Jazz, Pop
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3521
Acrobat has products on catalogue which present the classic songs of composers indelibly associated with the Great American Songbook, notably George Gershwin and Cole Porter, and this collection continues that series by bringing together the hit compositions of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, who worked together from the early 1920s through to Hart’s sad demise in 1943. This 50-track 2-CD collection comprises recordings of many of their best-known songs by various artists – in some cases they are the original hit versions from the time the song was first featured in a stage musical or movie, as most of their most famous songs were, or recorded later, either as singles or on albums. In the early LP era in the 1950s artists would often record concept albums based around particular songwriters or concepts, and several did LPs of Rodgers & Hart songs. Artists who were fine interpreters of the duo’s compositions, and are featured here, include Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan and Peggy Lee, and there are many others from across the years. With songs like “My Funny Valentine”, “Blue Moon”, “The Lady Is A Tramp”, “Bewitched”, “Lover”, “Mountain Greenery”, “Where Or When”, their partnership produced some of the most atmospheric songs of the era, and this blend of original hit recordings and later interpretations of their work makes for a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining collection.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Manhattan Ella Fitzgerald
2 Sentimental Me Ben Selvin & His Orchestra (as The Knickerbockers)
3 Here In My Arms Don Cherry
4 The Girl Friend George Olsen
5 The Blue Room Perry Como
6 Mountain Greenery Mel Torme
7 A Tree In The Park Helen Morgan
8 Where's That Rainbow Sammy Davis Jr.
9 A Little Birdie Told Me So Roger Wolfe Kahn And His Orchestra
10 My Heart Stood Still Lee Wiley
11 Thou Swell Blossom Dearie
12 Do I Hear You Saying I Love You Vaughn De Leath & Irving Kaufman
13 You Took Advantage Of Me Carmen McRae
14 With A Song In My Heart Leo Reisman
15 Baby's Awake Now Lee Wiley
16 A Ship Without A Sail Sarah Vaughan
17 Ten Cents A Dance Ruth Etting
18 He Was Too Good To Me Chris Connor
19 I've Got Five Dollars Lee Wiley
20 Dancing On The Ceiling Peggy Lee
21 Isn't It Romantic Jeri Southern
22 Mimi Maurice Cjhevalier
23 Lover Peggy Lee
24 Blue Moon Billy Eckstine
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Down By The River Guy Lombardo
2 It's Easy To Remember Bing Crosby
3 Soon Bing Crosby
4 The Most Beautiful Girl In The World Vic Damone
5 Little Girl Blue Nancy Wilson
6 My Romance Judy Garland & Frank Sinatra
7 On Your Toes Ruby Newman
8 There's A Small Hotel Peggy Lee
9 Glad To Be Unhappy Lena Horne
10 Johnny One Note Anita O'Day
11 The Lady Is A Tramp Frank Sinatra
12 Where Or When Hal Kemp
13 My Funny Valentine Sarah Vaughan
14 I Wish I Were In Love Again Judy Garland
15 Have You Met Miss Jones Frank Sinatra
16 I Married An Angel Larry Clinton & His Orchestra
17 Spring Is Here Buddy Clark
18 Falling In Love With Love Frances Langford
19 This Can't Be Love Nat King Cole
20 I Didn’t Know What Time It Was Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
21 Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered Doris Day
22 I Could Write A Book Anita O'Day
23 It Never Entered My Mind Julie London
24 Everything I've Got Belongs To You Annie Ross
25 Wait Till You See Him Doris Day/Andre Previn
26 To Keep My Love Alive Ella Fitzgerald
©2008 Acrobat Music