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Only the Best of Bobby Hackett

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
At his best, Bobby Hackett brought easy listening to the level of straight jazz with his wistful, haunting trumpet solos, and if he was seemingly willing to tackle and smooth out anything musically, he seldom mangled or bent the piece in question to a losing fault. This four disc, 93-track set collects several of his mid-'60s LPs for Capitol and Epic Records in a single box, including 1963's Hello Louis, The Swingin'est Gals in Town, Jazz Impressions of Oliver!, Bobby Hacket Plays Bert Kaempfert, Bobby Hackett Plays Henry Mancini, and 1965's A String of Pearls, and Trumpets' Greatest Hits. There's a lot of Hackett here, which is great for serious fans and collectors, but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
At his best, Bobby Hackett brought easy listening to the level of straight jazz with his wistful, haunting trumpet solos, and if he was seemingly willing to tackle and smooth out anything musically, he seldom mangled or bent the piece in question to a losing fault. This four disc, 93-track set collects several of his mid-'60s LPs for Capitol and Epic Records in a single box, including 1963's Hello Louis, The Swingin'est Gals in Town, Jazz Impressions of Oliver!, Bobby Hacket Plays Bert Kaempfert, Bobby Hackett Plays Henry Mancini, and 1965's A String of Pearls, and Trumpets' Greatest Hits. There's a lot of Hackett here, which is great for serious fans and collectors, but it's probably way too much for the casual listener.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431115022
  • Catalog Number: 1150

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Forget to Mess Around When You're Doing the Charleston (3:10)
  2. 2 Lazy 'Sippi Steamer Goin' Home (3:09)
  3. 3 Brother Bill (2:28)
  4. 4 Butter and Egg Bossa Nova (I Want a Big Butter and Egg Man) (2:40)
  5. 5 If We Never Meet Again (2:29)
  6. 6 Gate Mouth Blues (2:51)
  7. 7 Someday You'll Be Sorry (2:23)
  8. 8 Where Were You Last Night (2:10)
  9. 9 Wild Man Blues (3:34)
  10. 10 Swing That Music (1:56)
  11. 11 Hear Me Talkin' to Ya (3:22)
  12. 12 Satchel Mouth Swing (2:27)
  13. 13 Smile (2:48)
  14. 14 Put on a Hapy Face (2:49)
  15. 15 I Left My Heart in San Francisco (2:39)
  16. 16 The Good Life (2:51)
  17. 17 Rags to Riches (2:38)
  18. 18 Just in Time (2:45)
  19. 19 Stranger in Paradise (2:57)
  20. 20 I Wanna Be Around (2:58)
  21. 21 The Shadow of Your Smile (3:01)
  22. 22 Because of You (2:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Where Am I Going? (1:59)
  2. 2 Baby Dream Your Dream (2:59)
  3. 3 There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This (2:06)
  4. 4 Big Spender (2:32)
  5. 5 You Wanna Bet (2:28)
  6. 6 Sweet Charity (2:15)
  7. 7 Open a New Window (2:13)
  8. 8 We Need a Little Christmas (2:23)
  9. 9 That's How Young I Feel (2:22)
  10. 10 If He Walked Into My Life (2:49)
  11. 11 Mame (2:01)
  12. 12 Who Will Buy? (2:47)
  13. 13 Where Is Love? (3:21)
  14. 14 Food, Glorious Food (2:08)
  15. 15 I'd Do Anything (3:20)
  16. 16 As Long as He Needs Me (3:03)
  17. 17 It's a Fine Life (3:11)
  18. 18 Oom-Pah-Pah (2:17)
  19. 19 Consider Yourself (2:39)
  20. 20 Pick a Pocket or Two (2:32)
  21. 21 Oliver (3:04)
  22. 22 My Name (2:45)
  23. 23 Be Back Soon (2:28)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Theme from Peter Gunn (3:13)
  2. 2 A Powdered Wig (2:36)
  3. 3 A Profound Gass (2:52)
  4. 4 Baby Elephant Walk (3:09)
  5. 5 Soft Touch (2:40)
  6. 6 Don't You Forget It (2:31)
  7. 7 Days of Wine and Roses (3:18)
  8. 8 Theme from Mr. Lucky (2:33)
  9. 9 Joanna (2:57)
  10. 10 Moon River (3:08)
  11. 11 Dreamsville (3:40)
  12. 12 Song About Love (2:28)
  13. 13 Danke Schoen (3:12)
  14. 14 Wonderland by Night (3:09)
  15. 15 A Swingin' Safari (2:31)
  16. 16 The Bass Walks (3:31)
  17. 17 Mexican Market Day (2:40)
  18. 18 Now and Forever (2:42)
  19. 19 Bert's Tune (2:58)
  20. 20 Afrikaan Beat (2:38)
  21. 21 Sunday in Madrid (3:18)
  22. 22 Only Those in Love (2:45)
  23. 23 Take Me (2:59)
  24. 24 The Happy Trumpeter (2:38)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Perfidia (2:47)
  2. 2 Adios (2:38)
  3. 3 Blue Moon (3:11)
  4. 4 Georgia on My Mind (3:40)
  5. 5 Tuxedo Junction (3:00)
  6. 6 Jersey Bounce (3:12)
  7. 7 Poor Butterfly (3:42)
  8. 8 Rhapsody in Blue (3:54)
  9. 9 A String of Pearls (3:08)
  10. 10 Moonlight Serenade (3:18)
  11. 11 Stompin' at the Savoy (3:01)
  12. 12 In the Mood (3:24)
  13. 13 What's New? (3:34)
  14. 14 Sugar Blues (3:24)
  15. 15 I Can't Get Started (3:34)
  16. 16 And the Angels Sing (2:42)
  17. 17 The Man with the Horn (3:35)
  18. 18 Java (2:39)
  19. 19 Ciribiribin (2:07)
  20. 20 Oh! My Pa-Pa (2:52)
  21. 21 Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White (2:31)
  22. 22 When It's Sleepy Time Down South (3:50)
  23. 23 Davenport Blues (3:19)
  24. 24 Memories of You (2:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby Hackett Primary Artist
Dick Hyman Conductor
Technical Credits
Tiny Bradshaw Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Henry Mancini Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Paul Barbarin Composer
Eubie Blake Composer
Cy Coleman Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Erskine Hawkins Composer
Dick Hyman Arranger
Bert Kaempfert Composer, Liner Notes
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
Julian Dash Composer
Sacha Distel Composer
Ziggy Elman Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Manny Kellem Producer
Lionel Bart Composer, Lyricist
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerry Herman Composer, Lyricist
Jerry Ross Composer
Richard Adler Composer
Louis Armstrong Composer
Bix Beiderbecke Composer
Marshall Brown Liner Notes
Johnny Burke Composer
Charlie Chaplin Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer, Lyricist
Ira Gershwin Composer
Jerry Gray Composer
Adolph Green Composer
Arthur Hammerstein Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Frank Hunter Arranger
Bonnie Lake Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Glenn Miller Composer
Bob Morgan Producer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Bobby Plater Composer
Jack Reardon Composer
Leon René Composer
Charles Strouse Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Enric Madriguera Composer
Geoff Parsons Composer
Jack Jenny Composer
Dom Cerulli Liner Notes
George Forrest Composer
Buddy Feyne Composer
Robert Haggart Composer
Milton Leeds Composer
Clarence Muse Composer
Otis Rene Composer
Mack David Composer
Dudley Wilkinson Composer
Paul Burkhard Composer
George Cory Composer
Douglass Cross Composer
Lucy Fletcher Composer
Freddy Friday Composer
John Golden Composer
Raymond Hubbell Composer
Alberto Pestalozza Composer
Lee Adams Composer
William Johnson Composer
Horace Gerlach Composer
Billy James Liner Notes
Louis Louiguy Composer
Robert Wright Composer
Schwabach Composer
Lillian Armstrong Composer
Joseph Garland Composer
Alvin O. Tyler Composer
Sadie Vimmerstedt Composer
Stan Levine Liner Notes
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