Get Happy: The Harold Arlen Centennial Celebration

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Of all the classic composers in the American songbook, not even George Gershwin channeled the blues and jazz idioms like Harold Arlen. The Buffalo native and son of a Jewish cantor not only wrote that quintessential anthem of the Great Plains optimist "Over the Rainbow", but also many plaintive urban laments like "Stormy Weather" and "Blues in the Night." Verve celebrated the centennial of Arlen's birth February 15, 1905 with a compilation that gathered much of the best jazz vocal Arlen readings extant in its vast holdings -- which includes not only the Verve label itself home of much that was great by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Mel Tormé, but also the Mercury ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
Of all the classic composers in the American songbook, not even George Gershwin channeled the blues and jazz idioms like Harold Arlen. The Buffalo native and son of a Jewish cantor not only wrote that quintessential anthem of the Great Plains optimist "Over the Rainbow", but also many plaintive urban laments like "Stormy Weather" and "Blues in the Night." Verve celebrated the centennial of Arlen's birth February 15, 1905 with a compilation that gathered much of the best jazz vocal Arlen readings extant in its vast holdings -- which includes not only the Verve label itself home of much that was great by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Mel Tormé, but also the Mercury catalog that includes Dinah Washington and Shirley Horn as well as the excellent EmArcy label's recordings by Helen Merrill and Sarah Vaughan. Thank the composer's son, Sam Arlen, for the excellent compiling job, which begins with a track from the most famous Arlen record of all time, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook. From there he selects a wide range of material, some obscure and some very popular, that does justice to the sizeable impact his father exerted on American popular song. One of the happiest surprises is Abbey Lincoln's bucolic reading of another Wizard of Oz standard, "If I Only Had a Brain."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2005
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602498267301
  • Catalog Number: 000397702

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hooray for Love - Billy May Orchestra (2:44)
  2. 2 Get Happy - Mel Tormé (3:05)
  3. 3 Blues in the Night - Dinah Washington (3:40)
  4. 4 Come Rain or Come Shine - Count Basie Orchestra (4:00)
  5. 5 That Old Black Magic - Quincy Jones & His Orchestra (2:36)
  6. 6 Let's Fall in Love (4:20)
  7. 7 It's Only a Paper Moon (2:48)
  8. 8 Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home (4:12)
  9. 9 Stormy Weather - Billie Holiday (3:43)
  10. 10 If I Only Had a Brain (5:30)
  11. 11 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - The Russell Garcia Orchestra (3:56)
  12. 12 Over the Rainbow - Ernie Wilkins Orchestra (3:30)
  13. 13 As Long as I Live - Woody Herman & His Orchestra (2:49)
  14. 14 Down With Love - Blossom Dearie (1:40)
  15. 15 The Man That Got Away - Billy May Orchestra (5:20)
  16. 16 My Shining Hour - Count Basie Orchestra (2:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cannonball Adderley Alto Saxophone
Count Basie Piano
Louie Bellson Drums
Buddy Childers Trumpet
Blossom Dearie Piano, Vocals
Billy Eckstine Vocals
Art Farmer Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Terry Gibbs Vibes
Jimmy Giuffre Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green Guitar
Jeff Hamilton Drums
Woody Herman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Shirley Horn Vocals
Plas Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones Piano
Quincy Jones Conductor
Thad Jones Trumpet
Morgana King Vocals
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Billy May Conductor
Helen Merrill Vocals
Grover Mitchell Trombone
Joe Morello Drums
Oscar Peterson Piano
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Jerome Richardson Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Marshall Royal Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Mel Tormé Vocals
Dinah Washington Vocals
Joe Williams Vocals
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Wallace Davenport Trumpet
Russell Garcia Conductor
John LaPorta Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Sal Nistico Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Babe Russin Tenor Saxophone
Ed Thigpen Drums
Harvey Leonard Piano
Russell Malone Guitar
Si Zentner Trombone
Shorty Rogers Trumpet
Al Aarons Trumpet
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals
Danny Bank Baritone Saxophone
Joe Benjamin Bass
Harry Betts Trombone
Billie Holiday Vocals
Ray Brown Bass
Larry Bunker Vibes
Marc Cary Piano
Henderson Chambers Trombone
John Clayton Bass
Sonny Cohn Trumpet
Henry Coker Trombone
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Wendell Culley Trumpet
Sammy Davis Jr. Vocals
Eric Dixon Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Don Fagerquist Trumpet
Gene Englund Tuba
Ernie Wilkins Conductor
Gil Evans Conductor
Frank Foster Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes Baritone Saxophone
Ernie Furtado Bass
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Bill Graham Alto Saxophone
Roy Haynes Drums
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Bill Hughes Trombone, Bass Trombone
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Gus Johnson Drums
Jimmy Jones Piano
Reunald Jones Trumpet
Eddie Karam Conductor
Johnny Mandel Conductor
Joe Mondragon Bass
Sonny Payne Drums
Ralph Pollack Drums
Benny Powell Trombone
Emil Richards Percussion
Sarah Vaughan Vocals
Wilbur Schwartz Alto Saxophone
Alvin Stoller Drums
Turk VanLake Guitar
Frank Wess Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Kai Winding Trombone
Snooky Young Trumpet
Diana Krall Vocals
Richard Shanahan Drums
Eddie Jones Bass
Joe Bennett & Sparkletones Trombone
Joe Newman Quartet Trumpet
James Dupre Bass
Alvester Garnett Drums
John Collins Guitar
Paul "Scooby" Smith Piano
John J. Grass French Horn
Al Pellegrini Piano
Dick Kenny Trombone
Technical Credits
Quincy Jones Arranger, Producer
Billy May Arranger
Russell Garcia Arranger
Buddy Bregman Arranger, Producer
Harold Arlen Composer
Shorty Rogers Arranger
Jean-Philippe Allard Producer
Norman Granz Producer
Don Sebesky Arranger
Ernie Wilkins Arranger
Gil Evans Arranger
Ira Gershwin Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Johnny Mandel Arranger
Johnny Mercer Composer
Gene Norman Producer
Leo Robin Composer
Bob Shad Producer
Hollis King Mastering
Ted Koehler Composer
Sherniece Smith Art Direction
Seth Foster Mastering
Stephanie Stein Crease Notes Editing
Billy Rose Composer
Sam Arlen Liner Notes
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