Sings the Songs of George & Ira Gershwin & Cole Porter

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Lee Wiley was the first jazz singer to record a full album eight songs in the '78' days dedicated to the music of one composer; her "songbooks" preceded Ella Fitzgerald's by more than 15 years. The greatest recordings of her career were these four projects, the first two of which are on this Audiophile reissue. Wiley, who had an introverted and quietly straightforward yet sensuous and somewhat smoldering style, is heard singing eight songs apiece by the Gershwins and Cole Porter. Her accompaniment includes all-star groups headed by pianist Joe Bushkin and trumpeter Max Kaminsky which include tenor-saxophonist Bud Freeman, clarinetist Pee Wee Russell and on four songs Fats ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Lee Wiley was the first jazz singer to record a full album eight songs in the '78' days dedicated to the music of one composer; her "songbooks" preceded Ella Fitzgerald's by more than 15 years. The greatest recordings of her career were these four projects, the first two of which are on this Audiophile reissue. Wiley, who had an introverted and quietly straightforward yet sensuous and somewhat smoldering style, is heard singing eight songs apiece by the Gershwins and Cole Porter. Her accompaniment includes all-star groups headed by pianist Joe Bushkin and trumpeter Max Kaminsky which include tenor-saxophonist Bud Freeman, clarinetist Pee Wee Russell and on four songs Fats Waller, a quartet with Bushkin and trumpeter Bunny Berigan, and Paul Weston's Orchestra. Wiley's renditions of such songs as "How Long Has This Been Going On," "I've Got A Crush On You," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Let's Do It" and "Easy To Love" are both memorable and haunting. This reissue is a gem as is the followup Audiophile release of Rodgers & Hart and Harold Arlen songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/1994
  • Label: Audiophile
  • UPC: 762247200123
  • Catalog Number: 1
  • Sales rank: 165,781

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 How Long Has This Been Going On? - Max Kaminsky's Orchesta (3:21)
  2. 2 My One and Only (What Am I Gonna Do?) (3:22)
  3. 3 Sweet and Low Down (2:49)
  4. 4 's Wonderful (3:12)
  5. 5 I've Got a Crush on You - Max Kaminsky's Orchesta (3:13)
  6. 6 Someone to Watch over Me (2:56)
  7. 7 Sam and Delilah (3:23)
  8. 8 But Not for Me (3:10)
  9. 9 Looking at You - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:18)
  10. 10 Let's Fly Away (2:59)
  11. 11 Why Shouldn't I? - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:06)
  12. 12 Hot-House Rose (2:47)
  13. 13 You Do Something to Me - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (3:00)
  14. 14 Find Me a Primitive Man (3:20)
  15. 15 Easy to Love (3:06)
  16. 16 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (3:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Wiley Primary Artist, Vocals
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Eddie Condon Guitar
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Joe Bushkin Piano, Celeste
Johnny Mince Clarinet
George Wettling Drums
Paul Mason Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Artie Shapiro Bass
Fred Stulce Alto Saxophone
Sid Weiss Bass
Paul Weston Track Performer
Clark Yocum Guitar
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Michael Davis Composer
Brad Gowans Arranger
Rob Tyner Composer
Wayne Kramer Composer
Frank Driggs Liner Notes
Ira Gershwin Composer
Fred Smith Composer
Dennis Thompson Composer
George H. Buck Jr. Producer
Reg Stagmaier Art Direction
Guy Wood Composer
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