Pin-Up Girl [2-CD]

Pin-Up Girl [2-CD]

by Betty Grable
     
 

This 48-track, two-hour-and-seven-minute double-CD set presents soundtrack recordings from 19 films featuring Betty Grable that were released between 1930 (when she was 13) and 1945. Grable didn't really become a major star until her appearance in Down Argentine Way in 1940, and that film and its successors over the next five years take up 42 of the…  See more details below

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This 48-track, two-hour-and-seven-minute double-CD set presents soundtrack recordings from 19 films featuring Betty Grable that were released between 1930 (when she was 13) and 1945. Grable didn't really become a major star until her appearance in Down Argentine Way in 1940, and that film and its successors over the next five years take up 42 of the performances here. Grable was an adequate singer (that she did not have a parallel career as a recording artist has more to do with studio discouragement than talent), and her film vehicles contained songs by such Hollywood professionals as the teams of Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, and Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin, though she also gets the chance to sing the works of Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn, and Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, among others, here and there. She also sang a few established standards, such as "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and "Carolina In the Morning," though she introduced very few, notably "The More I See You," with Dick Haymes, and "I Can't Begin to Tell You," the only song she recorded for a hit, with her husband Harry James (not the version heard here). This album is thorough, well-programmed, and well-annotated. The only complaints about it can be the limited sound quality on the early tracks and the cut-off: Grable made movies for another ten years after The Dolly Sisters, the last music heard on this album. (Particularly missed are the Gershwin songs from 1947's The Shocking Miss Pilgrim.)

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/1997
Label:
Jasmine Music
UPC:
0604988010329
catalogNumber:
103
Rank:
69199

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Cowboy Number
  2. Snake Dance
  3. Let's K-Nock K-Nees
  4. Music in My Heart
  5. Boys Will Be Boys
  6. What Goes on Here in My Heart?
  7. Down Argentine Way
  8. Two Dreams Met
  9. Hawaii-A
  10. The Sheik of Araby
  11. You Started Something
  12. Loveliness and Love
  13. Kindergarten Conger
  14. Hi Ya Love
  15. Another Little Dream Wouldn't Do Us Any Harm
  16. Are You Kidding?
  17. I'm Still Crazy for You
  18. I Heard the Birdies Sing
  19. Sing Me a Song of the Islands
  20. Down on Ami Ami Oni Oni Isle
  21. O'Brien Has Gone Hawaiian
  22. Run Little Raindrop Run
  23. Pan American Jubilee
  24. Cuddle Up a Little Closer
  25. Pretty Baby
  26. Miss Lulu from Louisville

Disc 2

  1. Take It from There
  2. Beautiful Coney Island
  3. There's Danger in a Dance
  4. Waiting at the Church
  5. My Heart Tells Me
  6. Sweet Rosie O'Grady
  7. Going to the Country Fair
  8. You're My Little Pin-Up Girl
  9. Don't Carry Tales Out of School
  10. Once Too Often
  11. Song of the Very Merry Widow
  12. Welcome to the Diamond Horseshoe
  13. In Acapulco
  14. Medley: Play Me an Old-Fashioned Melody/A Nickel's Worth of ...
  15. I Wish I Knew
  16. Cooking up a Show/The More I See You
  17. The Vamp
  18. We Have Been Around/Carolina in the Morning
  19. Powder, Lipstick and Rough
  20. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
  21. The Darktown Strutters' Ball
  22. I Can't Begin to Tell You

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Betty Grable   Primary Artist
Don Ameche   Group
Carmen Miranda   Vocals
Max Steiner   Conductor
Alfred Newman   Conductor
Emil Newman   Conductor
Charles Henderson   Conductor
Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra   Group
Harry James & His Orchestra   Group
Beatrice Kay   Group
Roy Webb   Conductor
Boris Morros   Conductor
Chorus   Track Performer
Bert Wheeler   Track Performer
William Gaxton   Track Performer
Goldwyn Girls & Male Chorus   Group,Track Performer
Harmonica Group   Group,Track Performer
June Haver   Track Performer
Edward Everett Horton Orchestra   Track Performer
Phil Regan & Orchestra   Track Performer
Harry Owens & His Royal Hawaiian & Orch.   Group

Technical Credits

John Payne   Contributor
Dick Haymes   Contributor
Alice Faye   Contributor
Gus Kahn   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Geoff Milne   Producer
Hilo Hattie   Contributor
Fred W. Leigh   Composer
William Gaxton   Contributor
June Haver   Contributor

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