My Funny Valentine: The Rodgers & Hart Songbook

My Funny Valentine: The Rodgers & Hart Songbook

     
 
One of the choicest of Verve's many venerable songbook releases, My Funny Valentine spotlights some of the jazz canon's best moments in song; and how could it be otherwise, considering the program features the core of Rodgers & Hart's monumental song canon? That's why it's an all-star affair, with such singing royalty as

Overview

One of the choicest of Verve's many venerable songbook releases, My Funny Valentine spotlights some of the jazz canon's best moments in song; and how could it be otherwise, considering the program features the core of Rodgers & Hart's monumental song canon? That's why it's an all-star affair, with such singing royalty as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, and Billy Eckstine on hand to lend their sage touch to the likes of "Blue Moon," "Mountain Greenery," "There's a Small Hotel," and "Isn't It Romantic." Blossom Dearie's "To Keep My Love Alive" and Shirley Horn's "It's Easy to Remember" aren't bad takes, either. Lovers of American popular song: Rejoice!

Product Details

Release Date:
01/24/1995
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731452644824
catalogNumber:
526448

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Vocals,Track Performer
Nina Simone   Track Performer
George Barnes   Guitar
Tony Bennett   Vocals,Track Performer
Ruby Braff   Trumpet
Terri Lyne Carrington   Drums
Bob Cooper   English Horn,Tenor Saxophone
Blossom Dearie   Vocals,Track Performer
Billy Eckstine   Vocals,Track Performer
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Shirley Horn   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Hank Jones   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Helen Merrill   Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Morello   Drums
Ted Nash   Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Peterson   Bass,Piano
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Lonnie Plaxico   Bass
Arthur Prysock   Vocals,Track Performer
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone
Paul Smith   Piano
Mel Tormé   Track Performer
Dinah Washington   Track Performer
Joe Williams   Track Performer
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Abe Most   Clarinet
Buddy Bregman   Conductor
Anita O'Day   Vocals,Track Performer
Abbey Lincoln   Track Performer
Charles Ables   Bass
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Ray Brown   Bass
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Gil Evans   Conductor
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Chuck Gentry   Bassoon,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Francis Howard   Trombone
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Mulgrew Miller   Piano
George Roberts   Trombone
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals,Track Performer
Alvin Stoller   Bass,Drums
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Wayne Wright   Guitar
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Arnold Koblentz   Oboe
Maurice Stein   Alto Saxophone
Johnny Guiffrida   Bass
Jule Kinzler   Flute
Steve Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Shirley Horn   Producer
Paul Smith   Arranger
Russell Garcia   Producer,Contributor
Buddy Bregman   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Norman Granz   Producer
Gil Evans   Arranger
Billy Hassett   Producer
Michael Lang   Compilation Supervisor
Peter Pullman   Notes Editing
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Bob Shad   Producer
Joel Siegel   Producer
Joel E. Siegel   Producer
Hy Weiss   Producer
Stefan Winter   Producer
Neil Tesser   Liner Notes
Billy May Orchestra   Contributor
Gil Evans Orchestra   Contributor
Étsuko Iseki   Art Direction
Hal Mooney Orchestra   Contributor
Ruby Braff - George Barnes Quartet   Contributor

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