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

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/1993
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227150327
  • Catalog Number: 71503

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Someone to Watch over Me - Gerald Wilson Orchestra (2:33)
  2. 2 How Long Has This Been Going On? - Tony Bennett (3:49)
  3. 3 Isn't It a Pity? - Glenn Osser (3:56)
  4. 4 I've Got A Crush On You - Joe Bushkin & His Swinging Strings (3:25)
  5. 5 Embraceable You - Paul Weston (2:35)
  6. 6 But Not for Me - Chris Connor (3:52)
  7. 7 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off - Johnny Green & His Orchestra (3:11)
  8. 8 They All Laughed - Oscar Peterson Trio (3:48)
  9. 9 They Can't Take That Away From Me - Johnny Green & His Orchestra (3:03)
  10. 10 The Man I Love - Peggy Lee (3:46)
  11. 11 Nice Work If You Can Get It - George Treadwell & His All-Stars (2:37)
  12. 12 Love Is Here to Stay - Dick Haymes (3:19)
  13. 13 A Foggy Day - Judy Garland (2:56)
  14. 14 Somebody Loves Me - Victor Young & His Orchestra (2:46)
  15. 15 Who Cares? - Anita O'Day (3:15)
  16. 16 Bidin' My Time - Johnny Hartman (2:05)
  17. 17 Love Walked In - Sylvia Syms (3:22)
  18. 18 'S Wonderful - Joe Williams (2:38)
  19. 19 It Ain't Necessarily So - Sammy Davis Jr. (3:58)
  20. 20 Fascinating Rhythm - Susannah McCorkle (4:10)
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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 Jr. Track Performer
Johnny Hartman Track Performer
Mort Lindsey Conductor
Nelson Riddle Track Performer
Glenn Osser Track Performer
Sarah Vaughan Track Performer
Paul Weston Track Performer, Track Performer
Victor Young Track Performer
George Treadwell Track Performer
Ian Bernard Conductor
Oscar Peterson Trio 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
Bob Fisher Remastering
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Ira Gershwin Composer
Geoff Gans Artwork
John Breckow Concept
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