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Capitol Sings, Vol. 17: Jimmy McHugh - I Feel a Song Comin' On
     

Capitol Sings, Vol. 17: Jimmy McHugh - I Feel a Song Comin' On

 
Jimmy McHugh is one of the lesser-known songwriters to be included in the Capitol Sings series of compilations, but several of his songs, including "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," and "I'm in the Mood for Love," are standards, and many more, written during a 40-year career mostly devoted to Broadway and Hollywood, are

Overview

Jimmy McHugh is one of the lesser-known songwriters to be included in the Capitol Sings series of compilations, but several of his songs, including "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," and "I'm in the Mood for Love," are standards, and many more, written during a 40-year career mostly devoted to Broadway and Hollywood, are familiar. McHugh's most successful work was written with lyricist Dorothy Fields in the late '20s and early '30s, and much of his catalog predates the founding of Capitol Records in 1942. So, necessarily, most of the selections here are 1950s recreations of songs written in previous decades. (One exception: Nat "King" Cole's popular recording of "Too Young to Go Steady," drawn from McHugh's unsuccessful attempt to return to Broadway with Strip for Action in 1956.) That means lots of vibrant studio orchestra music conducted by Nelson Riddle and Billy May, among others, and lots of bravura singing by people like Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan. But there are also some performances that provide a change of pace, such as Julie London's smoky "I'm in the Mood for Love," accompanied only by bass and guitar, and Chet Baker's jazzy reading of "Let's Get Lost." The result is more a grab bag than a definitive McHugh compilation, but there are some excellent individual interpretations.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/1995
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724383256525
catalogNumber:
32565

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

June Christy   Track Performer
Four Preps   Track Performer
Judy Garland   Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Julie London   Track Performer
Chet Baker   Track Performer
Chris Connor   Track Performer
Billy May   Conductor
Dinah Washington   Track Performer
Ann Richards   Track Performer
Pete Rugolo   Conductor
Keely Smith   Track Performer
Dean Elliott   Conductor
Sue Raney   Track Performer
Gordon MacRae   Track Performer
Carmen Dragon   Conductor
Andy Russell   Track Performer
Anita O'Day   Track Performer
Benny Carter   Conductor
Nat King Cole   Track Performer
Don Costa   Conductor
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Fred Norman   Conductor
Sarah Vaughan   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lincoln Mayorga   Contributor
June Christy   Contributor
Four Preps   Contributor
Judy Garland   Contributor
Julie London   Contributor
Chet Baker   Contributor
Chris Connor   Contributor
Maynard Ferguson   Contributor
Stan Kenton   Contributor
Barney Kessel   Contributor
Dinah Washington   Contributor
Ann Richards   Contributor
Keely Smith   Contributor
Sue Raney   Contributor
Gordon MacRae   Contributor
Andy Russell   Contributor
Anita O'Day   Contributor
Nat King Cole   Contributor
Ray Leatherwood   Contributor
Fud Livingston   Composer
Bob Norberg   Remixing
David Raksin   Composer
Sarah Vaughan   Contributor
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Robert Risko   Illustrations
Joe Burke   Composer
F. Wess   Composer

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