Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen

Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen

     
 

With an amazing catalog of songs that includes "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "I've Got the World on a String," "Get Happy" and "Come Rain or Come Shine," it seems a criminal oversight that Harold Arlen's name doesn't resonate with the public the way Irving Berlin, Cole PorterSee more details below

Overview

With an amazing catalog of songs that includes "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "I've Got the World on a String," "Get Happy" and "Come Rain or Come Shine," it seems a criminal oversight that Harold Arlen's name doesn't resonate with the public the way Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and George & Ira Gershwin's do. The soundtrack to Larry Weinstein's 2004 film based on Arlen's life, this selection of jazz, pop and rock artists covering key Arlen pieces shows an impressive variety and vitality, ranging from Jimmy Scott's stylized, sparse and haunting take on "Over the Rainbow" to Rufus Wainwright's heavily orchestrated and effective version of "It's Only a Paper Moon" and Eric Mingus' screeching, funky rendition of "Get Happy." The performances are impressive, but the songs are the true stars here, as they should be.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/11/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998788824
catalogNumber:
87888

Tracks

  1. It's Only a Paper Moon
  2. As Long as I Live
  3. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues  -  Chocolate Genius
  4. Stormy Weather/Ill Wind
  5. I Had a Love Once  - Little Jimmy Scott
  6. Kickin' the Gong Around  - David Johansen
  7. Last Night When We Were Young
  8. I've Got the World on a String
  9. Blues in the Night  - Mary Margaret O'Hara
  10. Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day  -  Dorsey Brothers
  11. Get Happy
  12. Come Rain or Come Shine  - Sandra Bernhard
  13. I Wonder What Became of Me
  14. The Man That Got Away
  15. AC-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive  - Mary Margaret O'Hara
  16. Over the Rainbow  - Little Jimmy Scott
  17. Stormy Weather

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boswell Sisters   Track Performer
Debbie Harry   Track Performer
David Johansen   Track Performer
Van Dyke Parks   Conductor
Ray Anderson   Trombone
Eddie Bert   Trombone,Background Vocals
Peter Erskine   Drums
Ranee Lee   Track Performer
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Little Jimmy Scott   Track Performer
Steve Weisberg   Conductor
Dorsey Brothers   Track Performer
Harold Arlen   Track Performer
Richard Greene   Violin
Vince Giordano   Bass,Background Vocals
Sandra Bernhard   Track Performer
Joe Ascione   Drums
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Steve Berlin   Horn
Greg Cohen   Bass
Jim Cox   Piano
Tim Emmons   Bass
Lawrence Feldman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Background Vocals
Sam Furnace   Baritone Saxophone
David Gale   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Jack Gale   Trombone,Background Vocals
Grant Geissman   Guitar
John Gzowski   Guitar
David Hidalgo   Accordion
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
Greg Huckins   Saxophone
Fujice Imajishi   Violin
Scott Irvine   Tuba
Peter Kent   Concert Master
Brian Koonin   Banjo,Guitar,Background Vocals
J.T. Lewis   Drums
John MacLeod   Trumpet
Eric Mingus   Track Performer
Roy Nathanson   Alto Saxophone
Earl Palmer   Drums
Mark Pender   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Adam Rogers   Guitar
Terrence Schonig   Percussion
Lee Sklar   Bass
Michael Sloski   Drums
Sharon Williams   Choir Master
Garo Yellin   Cello
Cenovia Cummins   Violin
Alastair Kay   Trombone
Jane Scarpantoni   Conductor
Edmund Stein   Violin
Rusty McCarthy   Guitar
Mary Margaret O'Hara   Track Performer
Michael Melvoin   Piano
Simon Fryer   Cello
Rufus Wainwright   Track Performer
Chuck Wilson   Alto Saxophone,Background Vocals
Arnie Kinsella   Drums,Background Vocals
Gerald Robinson   Bassoon
Jay Rodriguez   Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Vivino   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
James Spragg   Trumpet
Perry White   Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Chris Bleth   Oboe
Tex Arnold   Piano,Background Vocals
Mark Promane   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Steven Bernstein   Trumpet
Jon Regen   Keyboards
Shannon McNally   Track Performer
Hawksley Workman   Track Performer
Maurice Wozniak   Euphonium
Ernie Tollar   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Andrew Downing   Bass
John "Woog" Johnson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Maxim Moston   Violin
Rob Thomas   Violin
Ron Lawrence   Viola

Technical Credits

Van Dyke Parks   Arranger
Steve Weisberg   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Arranger,Composer
Greg Cohen   Arranger
Jack Gale   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Brian Koonin   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Roy Nathanson   Arranger
Hal Willner   Producer,Liner Notes
Jane Scarpantoni   Arranger
Mary Margaret O'Hara   Arranger
Eric Liljestrand   Engineer
Rufus Wainwright   Arranger
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Ted Koehler   Composer
Milton Nelson   Orchestration
Larry Weinstein   Liner Notes
Steven Bernstein   Arranger
Emily Lazar   Mastering
Ian Cuttler   Art Direction
Jon Regen   Arranger
Billy Rose   Composer

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