Easy to Love: The Songs of Cole Porter

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Susannah McCorkle has long been a lyricist's dream. Rather than distort or alter the words she interprets, McCorkle who has an immediately appealing and likable voice brings out the hidden beauty in the lyrics. For her latest Concord disc, Susannah McCorkle sings 14 songs written by Cole Porter whose lyrics were among the most sophisticated of the 1930-1960 era. The arrangements by her musical director and pianist Allen Farnham are quite inventive, with exuberant octet numbers featuring concise but generally memorable solos from trumpeter Randy Sandke, alto Chris Potter, trombonist Robert Trowers, and Ken Peplowski on tenor and clarinet alternating with more intimate ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Susannah McCorkle has long been a lyricist's dream. Rather than distort or alter the words she interprets, McCorkle who has an immediately appealing and likable voice brings out the hidden beauty in the lyrics. For her latest Concord disc, Susannah McCorkle sings 14 songs written by Cole Porter whose lyrics were among the most sophisticated of the 1930-1960 era. The arrangements by her musical director and pianist Allen Farnham are quite inventive, with exuberant octet numbers featuring concise but generally memorable solos from trumpeter Randy Sandke, alto Chris Potter, trombonist Robert Trowers, and Ken Peplowski on tenor and clarinet alternating with more intimate performances including voice-guitar duets with Howard Alden on a slow chorus of "Just One Of Those Things," "Why Don't We Try Staying Home" and the sad "Goodbye Little Dream, Goodbye." Among the other highlights are lengthy renditions of "Anything Goes" and "Let's Do It" which find McCorkle singing every stanza that could be found the former has many obscure topical references, a boisterous version of "It's All Right With Me" and an emotional "Weren't We Fools?"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1996
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431469629
  • Catalog Number: 4696
  • Sales rank: 192,495

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Susannah McCorkle Primary Artist, Vocals
Howard Alden Guitar
Allen Farnham Piano
Ken Peplowski Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Robert Trowers Trombone
Richard DeRosa Drums
Steve Gilmore Bass
Chris Potter Alto Saxophone
Randy Sandke Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Technical Credits
Allen Farnham Arranger, Director
John Burk Executive Producer
Richard DeRosa Arranger
George Horn Mastering
Nick Phillips Producer
Alan Varner Engineer, Remixing
Kent Judkins Art Direction
George Kanzler Contributor
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