And the Winner Is...Capitol Sings the Best Movie Songs

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Show tunes provide a multitude of reference material for the traditional vintage jazz or pop vocalist. Then there are movie themes, more familiar to the general public, especially when they were seen later on a modern invention called television. This collection of 26 tracks features a modicum of jazz, but mainly pop tunes from the Golden Era of the '30s, '40s, and '50s. Big bands are prevalent as the backup groups, sometimes including strings, with little instrumental improvisation and stock charts. Among the most famous of these sentimental journey songs are "Moon River" from Billy May, "Call Me Irresponsible" by Bobby Darin, Dean Martin's slightly sloshed "Baby, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Show tunes provide a multitude of reference material for the traditional vintage jazz or pop vocalist. Then there are movie themes, more familiar to the general public, especially when they were seen later on a modern invention called television. This collection of 26 tracks features a modicum of jazz, but mainly pop tunes from the Golden Era of the '30s, '40s, and '50s. Big bands are prevalent as the backup groups, sometimes including strings, with little instrumental improvisation and stock charts. Among the most famous of these sentimental journey songs are "Moon River" from Billy May, "Call Me Irresponsible" by Bobby Darin, Dean Martin's slightly sloshed "Baby, It's Cold Outside," and Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa" and his actually hip "The Continental" two of three Cole selections heard here. There are also two from Johnny Mandel with the Pied Pipers, "Swinging on a Star" by Freddie Slack, a young Nancy Wilson with "Secret Love," and soupier group vocal pieces from the King Sisters, Bob Hope with the Clark Sisters, the Lettermen, the Four Freshmen, and Ray Anthony with the Belvederes on the apropos "Thanks for the Memory." Overall, this is nothing more than a trip down that lane of reminiscence for those familiar with the old dirt road path to grandma's, now a superhighway.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/1996
  • Label: Indent Series
  • UPC: 762185139820
  • Catalog Number: 98475

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lullaby of Broadway - Helen O'Connell (3:02)
  2. 2 You'll Never Know - Nat King Cole (2:38)
  3. 3 Sweet Leilani - The King Sisters (2:30)
  4. 4 Buttons and Bows - The Clark Sisters (2:57)
  5. 5 When You Wish upon a Star - June Christy (2:32)
  6. 6 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (2:35)
  7. 7 Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland (3:29)
  8. 8 On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe - Johnny Mercer (3:02)
  9. 9 The Last Time I Saw Paris - The Four Freshmen (2:41)
  10. 10 In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening - Mavis Rivers (2:21)
  11. 11 The Way You Look Tonight - Dick Haymes (3:43)
  12. 12 All the Way - Keely Smith (3:04)
  13. 13 Moon River - Billy May (2:45)
  14. 14 Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole (3:14)
  15. 15 Swinging on a Star - Brian Sisters (2:41)
  16. 16 Days of Wine and Roses - Peggy Lee (3:06)
  17. 17 Three Coins in the Fountain - Al Martino (3:10)
  18. 18 It Might as Well Be Spring - Margaret Whiting (3:10)
  19. 19 Baby, It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin (2:20)
  20. 20 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) - Tex Ritter (3:01)
  21. 21 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Johnny Mercer (2:48)
  22. 22 Call Me Irresponsible - Bobby Darin
  23. 23 A Secret Love - Nancy Wilson (3:01)
  24. 24 The Continental - Nat King Cole (3:31)
  25. 25 Thanks for the Memory - Belvederes (2:18)
  26. 26 Lullaby of Broadway - Winifred Shaw (2:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tex Ritter Vocals, Track Performer
June Christy Track Performer
The Four Freshmen Vocals, Track Performer
Judy Garland Vocals, Track Performer
Peggy Lee Vocals, Track Performer
The Lettermen Vocals, Track Performer
Dean Martin Vocals, Track Performer
Al Martino Vocals, Track Performer
The Pied Pipers Track Performer
Nancy Wilson Vocals, Track Performer
Les Baxter Conductor
Bobby Darin Vocals, Track Performer
Ray Anthony Conductor, Vocals, Track Performer
Billy May Conductor, Vocals, Track Performer
Mavis Rivers Vocals, Track Performer
Margaret Whiting Vocals, Track Performer
Pete Rugolo Conductor
Freddie Slack Conductor, Track Performer
Keely Smith Vocals, Track Performer
Helen O'Connell Vocals, Track Performer
Alvino Rey Conductor
Dick Haymes Vocals, Track Performer
Frank deVol Conductor
Dick Powell Vocals, Track Performer
The King Sisters Vocals, Track Performer
Bob Hope Vocals, Track Performer
Max Bennett Accompaniment
Nat King Cole Vocals, Track Performer
Peter DeAngelis Conductor
Jimmie Haskell Conductor
Jimmy Jones Conductor
Gus Levene Conductor
Johnny Mercer Vocals, Track Performer
Anthony Morelli Conductor
Dick Reynolds Conductor
Richard Wess Conductor
Paul Weston Conductor
Jack Cathcart Conductor
Belvederes Track Performer
Ian Bernard Conductor
Winifred Shaw Vocals, Track Performer
Brian Sisters Vocals, Track Performer
The Clark Sisters Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
June Christy Contributor
Billy May Arranger
Joe Castro Contributor
Pete Rugolo Arranger
Max Bennett Contributor
Peter DeAngelis Arranger
Jimmie Haskell Arranger
Jimmy Jones Arranger
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Bob Norberg Remixing, Remastering
Dick Reynolds Arranger
Richard Wess Arranger
Brad Benedict Producer
Wayne Watkins Contributor
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Ian Bernard Arranger
Robert Risko Artwork
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