Cheek to Cheek: The Irving Berlin Songbook

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD sampler features a variety of vocalists singing the tunes of Irving Berlin. With the exception of a song apiece featuring Cassandra Wilson "Blue Skies" and Shirley Horn from 1988, the music dates from 1952-58. Also heard from are Billie Holiday, Fred Astaire, who has three appearances from 1952, a couple of duets by Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan Vaughan also takes "They Say It's Wonderful" solo, Ernestine Anderson, Bing Crosby "Cheek To Cheek", Blossom Seeley, Ella Fitzgerald twice plus a duet with Louis Armstrong and Anita O'Day. With the exception of the obscure Seeley, all of the performances are also available elsewhere on ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD sampler features a variety of vocalists singing the tunes of Irving Berlin. With the exception of a song apiece featuring Cassandra Wilson "Blue Skies" and Shirley Horn from 1988, the music dates from 1952-58. Also heard from are Billie Holiday, Fred Astaire, who has three appearances from 1952, a couple of duets by Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan Vaughan also takes "They Say It's Wonderful" solo, Ernestine Anderson, Bing Crosby "Cheek To Cheek", Blossom Seeley, Ella Fitzgerald twice plus a duet with Louis Armstrong and Anita O'Day. With the exception of the obscure Seeley, all of the performances are also available elsewhere on CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/1997
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731453382923
  • Catalog Number: 533829

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Billie Holiday (3:55)
  2. 2 Steppin' out with My Baby - Fred Astaire (2:21)
  3. 3 Easter Parade - Sarah Vaughan (3:13)
  4. 4 Heat Wave - Ernestine Anderson (1:48)
  5. 5 Cheek to Cheek - Bing Crosby (4:00)
  6. 6 I Love a Piano - Blossom Seeley (2:38)
  7. 7 Alexander's Ragtime Band - Ella Fitzgerald (2:40)
  8. 8 Puttin' on the Ritz - Fred Astaire (2:52)
  9. 9 I Never Had a Chance - Anita O'Day (4:21)
  10. 10 Blue Skies - Cassandra Wilson (3:07)
  11. 11 I Got Lost in His Arms - Shirley Horn (4:12)
  12. 12 They Say It's Wonderful - Sarah Vaughan (2:57)
  13. 13 How's Chances? - Ella Fitzgerald (2:45)
  14. 14 You're Easy to Dance With - Fred Astaire (3:22)
  15. 15 Now It Can Be Told - Sarah Vaughan (3:41)
  16. 16 I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket - Louis Armstrong (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony Scott Clarinet
Fred Astaire Vocals, Track Performer
Bing Crosby Vocals, Track Performer
Ernestine Anderson Vocals, Track Performer
Billy Bauer Guitar
Louie Bellson Drums
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Terri Lyne Carrington Drums
Bob Cooper Tenor Saxophone
Billy Eckstine Vocals, Track Performer
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Herb Ellis Guitar
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals, Track Performer
Herb Geller Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Giuffre Bassoon
Shirley Horn Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Budd Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel Guitar
Shelly Manne Drums
Ted Nash Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Peterson Piano
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Lonnie Plaxico Bass
Bud Shank Alto Saxophone
Paul Smith Piano
Cassandra Wilson Vocals, Track Performer
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Cozy Cole Drums
Leonard Gaskin Bass
Ray Linn Trumpet
Pete Rugolo Conductor
Buddy Bregman Conductor
Hal Mooney Conductor
Anita O'Day Vocals, Track Performer
Charles Ables Bass
Louis Armstrong Vocals, Track Performer
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Billie Holiday Vocals, Track Performer
Ray Brown Bass
Red Callender Bass
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Chuck Gentry Bassoon
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Joe Mondragon Bass
Mickey Mangano Trumpet
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Sarah Vaughan Vocals, Track Performer
Alvin Stoller Drums
Billy Taylor Piano
Bobby Tucker Piano, Conductor
Lloyd Ulyate Trombone
Paul Weston Conductor
Blossom Seeley Vocals, Track Performer
Maurice Stein Alto Saxophone
Steve Williams Drums
Technical Credits
Billy May Arranger
Pete Rugolo Arranger
Buddy Bregman Arranger, Contributor
Hal Mooney Arranger
Norman Granz Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Leroy Lovett Director
Richard Seidel Producer, Executive Producer
Bob Shad Producer
Paul Weston Arranger, Contributor
Stefan F. Winter Producer
Chris Herles Mastering
Hal Mooney Orchestra Contributor
Lisa Po-Ying Huang Art Direction
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