Sings the Songs of Rodgers & Hart and Harold Arlen

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Lee Wiley pioneered the "songbook" concept, for which a singer exclusively interpreted the work of one composer. Her Gershwin and Cole Porter projects of 1939-40 were major successes, as is the music on this Audiophile reissue. In a fairly straight but strangely sensuous manner, Wiley sings eight songs apiece by Rodgers & Hart and Harold Arlen while backed by a variety of all-star players associated with Eddie Condon, including pianist Joe Bushkin, trumpeters Max Kaminsky, Billy Butterfield and Bobb Hackett, tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman, and Ernie Caceres on baritone and clarinet. Although many of these songs have been interpreted countless times since, few singers ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Lee Wiley pioneered the "songbook" concept, for which a singer exclusively interpreted the work of one composer. Her Gershwin and Cole Porter projects of 1939-40 were major successes, as is the music on this Audiophile reissue. In a fairly straight but strangely sensuous manner, Wiley sings eight songs apiece by Rodgers & Hart and Harold Arlen while backed by a variety of all-star players associated with Eddie Condon, including pianist Joe Bushkin, trumpeters Max Kaminsky, Billy Butterfield and Bobb Hackett, tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman, and Ernie Caceres on baritone and clarinet. Although many of these songs have been interpreted countless times since, few singers have reached the emotional peaks that Lee Wiley scaled in her versions of "A Ship Without a Sail," "Let's Fall In Love," "I've Got the World On a String," "Down With Love" and especially "Glad to Be Unhappy." This set along with the previous one belongs in every serious jazz collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/1994
  • Label: Audiophile
  • UPC: 762247201021
  • Catalog Number: 10
  • Sales rank: 126,629

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Baby's Awake Now (3:11)
  2. 2 Here in My Arms - Max Kaminsky's Orchesta (3:24)
  3. 3 You Took Advantage of Me (2:52)
  4. 4 A Little Birdie Told Me So (2:59)
  5. 5 A Ship Without a Sail (3:27)
  6. 6 I've Got Five Dollars (2:51)
  7. 7 Glad to Be Unhappy (3:12)
  8. 8 As Though You Were There (2:28)
  9. 9 Let's Fall in Love - Eddie Condon & His Orchestra (3:16)
  10. 10 Moanin' in the Mornin' - Eddie Condon & His Orchestra (2:52)
  11. 11 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2:40)
  12. 12 Stormy Weather (2:52)
  13. 13 Down With Love (2:46)
  14. 14 I've Got the World on a String (2:53)
  15. 15 Fun to Be Fooled - Eddie Condon & His Orchestra (3:22)
  16. 16 You Said It - Eddie Condon & His Orchestra (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Wiley Primary Artist, Vocals
Eddie Condon Guitar
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Hackett Trumpet
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
Joe Bushkin Piano
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Bob Haggart Bass
Lou McGarity Trombone
Buddy Morrow Trombone
George Wettling Drums
Artie Bernstein Bass
Dave Bowman Piano
Ernie Caceres Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Artie Shapiro Bass
Technical Credits
Brad Gowans Arranger
Bill Borden Producer
Frank Driggs Text
Burton Lane Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Jack Towers Mastering
Weston Arranger
George H. Buck Jr. Producer
Reg Stagmaier Art Direction, Cover Portrait
Stanley Green Text
Paul Wetstein Arranger
Steve Martin Producer
Larry Carr Text
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