Great American Songwriters, Vol. 1: George & Ira Gershwin

Great American Songwriters, Vol. 1: George & Ira Gershwin

     
 
Rhino's Great American Songwriters, Vol. 1 celebrates the talents of George and Ira Gershwin, collecting some of the finest pop and vocal jazz interpretations of their songs. Fred Astaire's quintessentially dapper reading of "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," Sarah Vaughan

Overview

Rhino's Great American Songwriters, Vol. 1 celebrates the talents of George and Ira Gershwin, collecting some of the finest pop and vocal jazz interpretations of their songs. Fred Astaire's quintessentially dapper reading of "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," Sarah Vaughan's sassy "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and Count Basie's breezy "S' Wonderful" prove that the best-written songs showcase the singer's essential style. Peggy Lee's "The Man I Love," Sammy Davis, Jr.'s "It Ain't Necessarily So," Nancy Wilson's "Someone to Watch Over Me," and Jo Stafford's "Embraceable You" are some of the other highlights from this collection of classic songwriting and performances. A must for anyone who appreciates the finest traditional pop of the 20th century.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/1993
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227150327
catalogNumber:
71503

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fred Astaire   Track Performer
Bing Crosby   Track Performer
Judy Garland   Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Johnny Mathis   Track Performer
Frank Sinatra   Conductor,Track Performer
Jo Stafford   Track Performer
Nancy Wilson   Track Performer
Count Basie   Track Performer
Tony Bennett   Track Performer
Barbara Carroll   Track Performer
Chris Connor   Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Bobby Hackett   Track Performer
Susannah McCorkle   Track Performer
Paul Smith   Track Performer
Lee Wiley   Track Performer
Joe Williams   Track Performer
Ralph Burns   Conductor,Track Performer
Buddy Bregman   Conductor
Dick Haymes   Track Performer
Frank deVol   Conductor,Track Performer
Sylvia Syms   Track Performer
Anita O'Day   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
Sammy Davis   Track Performer
Johnny Hartman   Track Performer
Mort Lindsey   Conductor
Nelson Riddle   Track Performer
Glenn Osser   Track Performer
Sarah Vaughan   Track Performer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Victor Young   Track Performer
George Treadwell   Track Performer
Ian Bernard   Conductor
Oscar Peterson   Track Performer
Johnny Green & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Victor Young & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Joe Bushkin & His Swinging Strings   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Geoff Gans   Artwork
John Breckow   Concept

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