Sings Alec Wilder

Sings Alec Wilder

by Marlene VerPlanck
     
 

Alec Wilder wrote some of the most sophisticated and obscure songs. Best-known is "I'll Be Around" but most of his other compositions have been somewhat forgotten except by top cabaret singers. On this set, Marlene Ver Planck performs 20 of Wilder's best works (including the verses). 13 of the tunes were originally cut in 1986 but,See more details below

Overview

Alec Wilder wrote some of the most sophisticated and obscure songs. Best-known is "I'll Be Around" but most of his other compositions have been somewhat forgotten except by top cabaret singers. On this set, Marlene Ver Planck performs 20 of Wilder's best works (including the verses). 13 of the tunes were originally cut in 1986 but, for the CD reissue, seven more were recorded in 1991. Backed by pianist Loonis McGlohon, either Rick Petrone or Doug Burns on bass and Mel Lewis or Bill Stowe on drums (with Billy Ver Planck contributing the arrangements), Marlene Ver Planck sounds in prime form and gives each lyric the proper amount of sincere feeling and sensitivity. A highlight is "The Lady Sings The Blues" which Wilder wrote for Billie Holiday but which had never been previously recorded.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/1994
Label:
Audiophile
UPC:
0762247221821
catalogNumber:
218
Rank:
178537

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marlene VerPlanck   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mel Lewis   Drums
Loonis McGlohon   Piano
Doug Burns   Bass
Rick Petrone   Bass
Bill Stowe   Drums

Technical Credits

Mabel Mercer   Contributor
Barbara Lea   Contributor
Carrie Smith   Contributor
Anita Ellis   Contributor
Eileen Farrell   Contributor
Teddi King   Contributor
Loonis McGlohon   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Billy Ver Planck   Producer
Marlene VerPlanck   Liner Notes
Alec Wilder   Composer,Contributor
Hugh Shannon   Contributor
Thelma Carpenter   Contributor
Eddie Finckel   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Johnny Hartman   Contributor
Craig Houston   Cover Illustration
Roy Kral   Composer
Marian McPartland   Liner Notes
Harvey Phillips   Liner Notes
Mark Williams   Engineer
Cynthia Daniels   Engineer
Dick Phipps   Contributor
George H. Buck   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Don Jarvis   Mastering
William Engvick   Composer,Liner Notes
Brackman   Liner Notes
Larry Carr   Contributor
Harry Beard   Contributor
Mary Mayo   Contributor
Howie Richmond   Liner Notes

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