Harold Arlen Songbook

Harold Arlen Songbook

by Harold Arlen
     
 

Concord's Songbook series is a greatest hits of sorts, but one that attempts to offer only the absolute best. Harold Arlen Songbook, for example, is not a very extensive album, with only ten tracks. Arlen is an American composing legend with many more important compositions that are not included here. The Harold ArlenSee more details below

Overview

Concord's Songbook series is a greatest hits of sorts, but one that attempts to offer only the absolute best. Harold Arlen Songbook, for example, is not a very extensive album, with only ten tracks. Arlen is an American composing legend with many more important compositions that are not included here. The Harold Arlen Songbook is noteworthy for solid interpretations by Rosemary Clooney, Mel Tormé, and Arlen himself. Missing in action are "AC-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," "Blues in the Night," "Shining Hour," "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)," "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues," "It's Only a Paper Moon," and "Hit the Road to Dreamland." Song Is Harold Arlen is a better anthology release (a 25-track survey chock-full of A-list interpreters), as are American Songbook Series: Harold Arlen (22-tracks) and Pearl Bailey Sings Songs of Harold Arlen, the latter of which is a solid one-artist take on some of Arlen's songs. Overall, Harold Arlen Songbook is good (these are still his songs!) but too skimpy to be considered great.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/1997
Label:
CONCORD JAZZ SPECIAL
UPC:
0777966451824
catalogNumber:
4518

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harold Arlen   Primary Artist,Vocals
Rosemary Clooney   Vocals,Track Performer
Howard Alden   Guitar
Monty Alexander   Piano
Ernestine Anderson   Vocals,Track Performer
Bill Berry   Trumpet
Ed Bickert   Guitar
Jesse Davis   Alto Saxophone
Herb Ellis   Guitar,Track Performer
Ron Eschete   Guitar
Allen Farnham   Piano
Scott Hamilton   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Jake Hanna   Drums
Dave McKenna   Piano
Red Mitchell   Bass,Track Performer
Ken Peplowski   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Nat Pierce   Piano
Marlena Shaw   Vocals,Track Performer
George Shearing   Piano,Track Performer
Mel Tormé   Vocals,Track Performer
Warren Vaché   Cornet
Paul Humphrey   Drums
Dennis Irwin   Bass
Stefan Scaggiari   Piano
Milton Cardona   Percussion
Alan Dawson   Drums
Eden Atwood   Vocals,Track Performer
Colin Bailey   Drums
Clifford Barbaro   Drums
Ray Brown   Bass
Monty Budwig   Bass
Frank Gant   Drums
John Goldsby   Bass
John Lockwood   Bass
Junior Mance   Piano
Steve Wallace   Bass,Piano
Peter Washington   Bass
Jack Hanna   Drums
David Hazeltine   Piano,Tenor Saxophone
Ken Peplowski Quintet   Track Performer
Stefan Scaggiari Trio   Track Performer
Todd Johnson   Bass

Technical Credits

Roy Acuff   Composer
Ron Eschete   Contributor
Todd Johnson   Contributor
T. Koeler   Composer

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