Society of Singers Presents: Great Voices, Great Songs

Society of Singers Presents: Great Voices, Great Songs

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With its judicious mix of old-school and contemporary vocalists, this enjoyable collection of standards makes a great case for the durability of classic songs. So if it’s no shock that vocal icons like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, and Tony Bennett handle a standard with the utmost artistry, it’s a pleasant surprise to hear how well

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With its judicious mix of old-school and contemporary vocalists, this enjoyable collection of standards makes a great case for the durability of classic songs. So if it’s no shock that vocal icons like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, and Tony Bennett handle a standard with the utmost artistry, it’s a pleasant surprise to hear how well Rickie Lee Jones, Steve Tyrell, Peter Cincotti, and others take to time-honored material. Barry Manilow’s “new” standard, “When October Goes,” unites his melody to Johnny Mercer’s pre-existing words, while Jane Monheit covers Bread’s 1971 hit “If.” The core repertoire, touching on diamonds from the Great American Songbook, couldn’t be bettered, of course. Adding sweetness to the project is the fact that a portion of the proceeds will assist singers in need.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2004
Label:
Shout Factory
UPC:
0826663670929
catalogNumber:
36709
Rank:
293253

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Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Barry Manilow   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
David Gates   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Bob Emmer   Executive Producer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Ted Myers   Annotation
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Harry Brooks   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer
John Roberts   Artwork

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