Night and Day: The Cole Porter Songbook

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
With their vast back catalog of classic vocal sides, the Verve label has been releasing a seemingly endless line of songbook collections featuring a who's who of jazz greats. Irving Berlin, Gershwin, Ellington, and Rodgers & Hart have all been feted. Now it's Cole Porter's turn. Over the course of the 17 chestnuts heard here, the likes of Fred Astaire, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Eckstine all turn in performances befitting Porter's genius -- and Porter has these talents to thank for enlivening his work like no stage singer ever could. The selections range from lithe and Latinized interpretations by Washington ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
With their vast back catalog of classic vocal sides, the Verve label has been releasing a seemingly endless line of songbook collections featuring a who's who of jazz greats. Irving Berlin, Gershwin, Ellington, and Rodgers & Hart have all been feted. Now it's Cole Porter's turn. Over the course of the 17 chestnuts heard here, the likes of Fred Astaire, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Eckstine all turn in performances befitting Porter's genius -- and Porter has these talents to thank for enlivening his work like no stage singer ever could. The selections range from lithe and Latinized interpretations by Washington "I've Got You Under My Skin" and Eckstine "In the Still of the Night" to nonpareil renditions from Armstrong "Let's Do It" and Fitzgerald "Anything Goes". Adding to these high-profile moments, relative underlings like Anita O'Day, Blossom Dearie, Shirley Horn, Bill Henderson, and Helen Merrill turn in fine performances of their own, with Dearie's "Always True to You in My Fashion" deserving special mention. Whether you are looking for a jazz vocal sampler or a Porter overview, this very enjoyable collection will definitely do the trick.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/1990
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 042284720229
  • Catalog Number: 847202
  • Sales rank: 54,685

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I've Got You Under My Skin - Dinah Washington (5:12)
  2. 2 Love for Sale - Shirley Horn (3:50)
  3. 3 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) - Louis Armstrong (8:42)
  4. 4 Anything Goes - Ella Fitzgerald (3:30)
  5. 5 What Is This Thing Called Love? - Mel Tormé (2:54)
  6. 6 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To - Helen Merrill (4:13)
  7. 7 At Long Last Love - Bill Henderson (2:28)
  8. 8 I Love You - Anita O'Day (2:03)
  9. 9 Just One of Those Things - Louis Armstrong (3:59)
  10. 10 It's de-Lovely - Sarah Vaughan (2:37)
  11. 11 Always True to You in My Fashion - Blossom Dearie (2:49)
  12. 12 I Concentrate on You - Fred Astaire (2:43)
  13. 13 I Get a Kick out of You - Dinah Washington (6:14)
  14. 14 In the Still of the Night - Billy Eckstine (3:39)
  15. 15 Easy to Love - Billie Holiday (3:02)
  16. 16 Night and Day - Ella Fitzgerald (2:55)
  17. 17 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Betty Carter (5:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cole Porter Primary Artist
Fred Astaire Track Performer
David Amram Conductor
Louie Bellson Drums
Clifford Brown Trumpet
Betty Carter Track Performer
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone, Trumpet
Art Davis Bass
Blossom Dearie Track Performer
Billy Eckstine Track Performer
Herb Ellis Guitar
Victor Feldman Vibes
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald Track Performer
Herb Geller Alto Saxophone
Bill Henderson Track Performer
Shirley Horn Track Performer
Quincy Jones Conductor
Wynton Kelly Piano
Barney Kessel Guitar
Mel Lewis Drums
Melba Liston T-bone
Billy May Conductor
Helen Merrill Track Performer
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Joe Newman Trumpet
Cecil Payne Baritone Saxophone
Art Pepper Alto Saxophone
Oscar Peterson Piano, Track Performer
Jerome Richardson Reeds, Tenor Saxophone
Max Roach Drums
Les Spann Flute, Guitar
Mel Tormé Vocals, Track Performer
Dinah Washington Track Performer
Julius Watkins French Horn
Patti Bown Piano
Russell Garcia Conductor
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Ed Thigpen Drums
Buddy Bregman Conductor
Stu Martin Drums
Hal Mooney Conductor
Curtis Lundy Bass
Anita O'Day Track Performer
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Britt Woodman T-bone
Lewis Nash Drums
Al Cohn Reeds
Sue Allen Vocals
Louis Armstrong Track Performer
Danny Bank Baritone Saxophone
Keter Betts Bass, Baritone Saxophone
Billie Holiday Vocals, Track Performer
Ray Brown Bass
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Clark Terry Trumpet
Eric Dixon Tenor Saxophone
Paul Faulise T-bone
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Milt Hinton Bass
Jack Sheldon Trumpet
Osie Johnson Drums
Jimmy Jones Piano
Junior Mance Piano
Joe Mondragon Bass
Marty Paich Piano, Conductor
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
George Morrow Bass, Baritone Saxophone
Khalid Moss Piano
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Ginny O'Connor Vocals
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
Sarah Vaughan Track Performer
Alvin Stoller Drums
Frank Wess Reeds
Phil Woods Alto Saxophone
Joe Lopes Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
David Amram Arranger
Betty Carter Producer
Quincy Jones Arranger, Producer
Billy May Arranger
Russell Garcia Arranger
Buddy Bregman Arranger
Hal Mooney Arranger
Norman Granz Producer
Jimmy Jones Arranger
Marty Paich Arranger
Bob Shad Producer
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