Songs of Steve Allen

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Besides being a famous television comedian, Steve Allen was also a prolific composer, penning literally thousands of Tin Pan Alley-type tunes over a period of decades. This 17-track compilation has interpretations of his work by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Nat "King" Cole, Louis Armstrong, Joni James, and Bing Crosby, mostly recorded between 1952 and 1964 one selection was done in 1994. There is a good reason, however, that Allen is known primarily as a comedian, not a songwriter. His work epitomizes middle-of-the-pack pre-rock pop: slightly jazzy arrangements and melodies, and sunny, carefree lyrics without a whiff of evil or earthy glee. It's much too ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $29.95   
  • New (4) from $29.95   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$29.95
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(129)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
AUDIO CD New 030206573626 NEW, SEALED! ! FREE UPGRADE TO FIRST CLASS! ! Ships Within 24 Hours-Satisfaction Guaranteed! SJ30.

Ships from: Milwaukee, WI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$29.95
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(129)

Condition: New
AUDIO CD New 030206573626 NEW, SEALED! ! FREE UPGRADE TO FIRST CLASS! ! Ships Within 24 Hours-Satisfaction Guaranteed! SJ30.

Ships from: Milwaukee, WI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$29.95
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(129)

Condition: New
AUDIO CD New 030206573626 NEW, SEALED! ! FREE UPGRADE TO FIRST CLASS! ! Ships Within 24 Hours-Satisfaction Guaranteed! JH30.

Ships from: Milwaukee, WI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$29.98
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(129)

Condition: New
AUDIO CD New 030206573626 NEW, SEALED! ! FREE UPGRADE TO FIRST CLASS! ! Ships Within 24 Hours-Satisfaction Guaranteed! SJ30*

Ships from: Milwaukee, WI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Besides being a famous television comedian, Steve Allen was also a prolific composer, penning literally thousands of Tin Pan Alley-type tunes over a period of decades. This 17-track compilation has interpretations of his work by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Nat "King" Cole, Louis Armstrong, Joni James, and Bing Crosby, mostly recorded between 1952 and 1964 one selection was done in 1994. There is a good reason, however, that Allen is known primarily as a comedian, not a songwriter. His work epitomizes middle-of-the-pack pre-rock pop: slightly jazzy arrangements and melodies, and sunny, carefree lyrics without a whiff of evil or earthy glee. It's much too never-never landish for most of us born after 1940, sometimes as in Jackie & Roy's "Banana Split" approaching trivial banality. A couple of these were actually hits the McGuire Sisters' "Picnic" made the Top 20, and the Playmates' "On the Beach" was used as the love theme from the movie of the same name. Highlights, though they aren't anything too remarkable, are Mel Torme's slightly eccentric "Gravy Waltz" and Louis Armstrong's mildly hip Christmas outing, "Cool Yule."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/1996
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206573626
  • Catalog Number: 5736

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Could Be the Start of Something Big (2:28)
  2. 2 Picnic (2:46)
  3. 3 Tonight (2:57)
  4. 4 Oh, What a Night for Love (3:30)
  5. 5 Gravy Waltz (1:50)
  6. 6 Spring in Main (2:12)
  7. 7 Impossible (3:08)
  8. 8 Banana Split - Roy Kral (2:30)
  9. 9 South Rampart Street Parade (3:23)
  10. 10 On the Beach - The Playmates (2:31)
  11. 11 Junior Prom (2:15)
  12. 12 Pretend You Don't See Her (2:44)
  13. 13 All at Once (3:00)
  14. 14 With You - Jennie Smith (3:00)
  15. 15 Kiss Me First (2:43)
  16. 16 I Love You Says It Very Well (3:33)
  17. 17 Cool Yule (2:55)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Percy Faith Conductor
The Andrews Sisters Track Performer
Bing Crosby Track Performer
Eydie Gorme Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald Track Performer
Buddy Greco Track Performer
Gordon Jenkins Conductor
Billy May Conductor
Mel Tormé Track Performer
Margaret Whiting Track Performer
Neal Hefti Conductor
Matty Matlock Conductor
Roy Hamilton Track Performer
The Playmates Track Performer
Jerry Vale Track Performer
The McGuire Sisters Track Performer
Jackie Cain Track Performer
Steve Lawrence Track Performer
Joni James Track Performer
Louis Armstrong Track Performer
Nat King Cole Track Performer
Don Costa Conductor
Dick Jacobs Conductor
Roy Kral Track Performer
Marty Paich Conductor
Jack Pleis Conductor
Joe Reisman Conductor
Toni Arden Track Performer
Ann Jillian Track Performer
Lenny Stack Conductor
David Terry Conductor
Technical Credits
Steve Allen Composer, Executive Producer
Bob Crosby Composer
Gordon Jenkins Arranger
Ray Bauduc Composer
Bob Enevoldsen Arranger
Bob Haggart Composer
Neal Hefti Arranger, Composer
Ray Brown Composer
Don Costa Arranger
Cary E. Mansfield Producer
Marty Paich Arranger
Jack Pleis Producer
Joseph F. Laredo Liner Notes
Marty Wekser Producer
Lenny Stack Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously