Balladeers

Balladeers

     
 

Featuring a dozen-plus-two stunning vocal tracks by some of the greatest pop and jazz singers of the 20th century, Balladeers includes a pair of Louis Armstrong vocal gems, "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" and "That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)"; Mel Tormé's stunning and…  See more details below

Overview

Featuring a dozen-plus-two stunning vocal tracks by some of the greatest pop and jazz singers of the 20th century, Balladeers includes a pair of Louis Armstrong vocal gems, "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" and "That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)"; Mel Tormé's stunning and definitive "That Old Black Magic"; Nat King Cole's "Sweet Lorraine"; and two stone cold classics from Johnny Hartman, "Lush Life" and "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" -- all of which make one realize how much pure melody has gone out of the pop charts in the early going of the 21st century. Nowadays it's all about the beat and rhythm, but it wasn't always so.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/1993
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105974820
catalogNumber:
9748

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hibbler   Track Performer
Will Bradley   Trombone
Jim Hall   Guitar
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone
Elvin Jones   Drums
Hank Jones   Piano
Yank Lawson   Trumpet
Arthur Prysock   Track Performer
Jimmy Rushing   Track Performer
Mel Tormé   Vocals,Track Performer
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Barrett Deems   Drums
Carl Kress   Guitar
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Oscar Moore   Guitar
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
Trummy Young   Trombone
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Nat King Cole   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Sammy Davis   Track Performer
Johnny Hartman   Vocals,Track Performer
Milt Hinton   Bass
Billy Kyle   Piano
Jack Lesberg   Bass
Wesley Prince   Bass
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Arvell Shaw   Bass
Milt Yaner   Alto Saxophone
Thomas Parshley   Tenor Saxophone
Richard Shanahan   Drums
Carl Poole   Trumpet
Pelligrini   Clarinet,Piano
Count Basie Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
James Dupre   Bass
Art Drellinger   Tenor Saxophone
Gordon Jenkins Choir   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Arranger
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Oscar Moore   Arranger
Sy Oliver   Director
James   Composer
Alan White   Composer
Nat King Cole   Arranger
John Coltrane   Producer
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Diane Dragonette   Assistant Production Coordination,Production Coordination Assistant
Eddie Durham   Arranger,Composer
Sharon Franklin   Production Director Assistant
Sonny Mediana   Production Director
Gene Norman   Producer
Jack Pleis   Director,Orchestra Director
Wesley Prince   Arranger
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Adam Zelinka   Digital Editing
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Jackie Salway   Graphic Design
Alba Acevedo   Graphic Design
Geoff Mayfield   Liner Notes
Scott Johnson   Art Direction
Beasley Smith   Composer
Elliot   Composer

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