Sings Alec Wilder

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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: 8/11/1994
  • Label: Audiophile
  • UPC: 762247221821
  • Catalog Number: 218
  • Sales rank: 264,435

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 Jr. Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Don Jarvis Mastering
William Engvick Composer, Liner Notes
Al Brackman Liner Notes
Larry Carr Contributor
Harry Beard Contributor
Mary Mayo Contributor
Howie Richmond Liner Notes
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