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The Complete Helen Ward on Columbia

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Mail-order firm and reissue label Collectors' Choice Music has done big band fans a real favor by working with Sony Music Special Products to assemble this compilation of recordings from Sony's vaults containing vocals by Helen Ward. Ward was best-known as a singer on Benny Goodman records of the mid-1930s, but it turns out she sang on plenty of other sessions, too, despite a stop-and-start career that she interrupted as early as December 1936, when she was only 20 years old, to retire and become a housewife, a retirement and marriage that didn't last. While this collection is valuable in bringing together so much of her scattered recording history, the title The Complete Helen Ward on Columbia deserves two notations:...
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Mail-order firm and reissue label Collectors' Choice Music has done big band fans a real favor by working with Sony Music Special Products to assemble this compilation of recordings from Sony's vaults containing vocals by Helen Ward. Ward was best-known as a singer on Benny Goodman records of the mid-1930s, but it turns out she sang on plenty of other sessions, too, despite a stop-and-start career that she interrupted as early as December 1936, when she was only 20 years old, to retire and become a housewife, a retirement and marriage that didn't last. While this collection is valuable in bringing together so much of her scattered recording history, the title The Complete Helen Ward on Columbia deserves two notations: first, that many of the recordings contained were not issued initially on Columbia Records, but rather on labels that ended up, through mergers, in the possession of Columbia and, in turn, Sony. Ward initially recorded on discount labels owned by the American Record Corporation which also purchased Columbia -- Melotone, Oriole, and Conqueror -- and also turned up on Brunswick and OKeh in addition to Columbia over the years. But what's more important is not what is included, it's what's not. Goodman switched from Columbia to RCA Victor Records during Ward's tenure with the band, and as a result, the really big Goodman hits on which she sang -- "It's Been So Long," "Goody-Goody," "The Glory of Love," and "These Foolish Things Remind Me of You" -- are not found on this album. Another hit song, "You Turned the Tables on Me," is heard here, but as a live remake -- and not the original studio recording, which is also on RCA. Thus, this is not the best-of Helen Ward, merely all of what was available through Sony. Nevertheless, there are some excellent swing recordings here, with the chronological order providing a history of pop music from the society-orchestra jazz of the early tracks all the way up to the "sing" era of the early 1950s, as the collection closes with the songs from Ward's 1954 solo album It's Been So Long. Throughout, she proves a sturdy singer with excellent intonation, gamely handling whatever style she's handed. She doesn't overwhelm the bands or the arrangements, instead serving them as a good band singer should. But the album casts light on an otherwise little-remembered but worthy talent. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2000
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742015522
  • Catalog Number: 155

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Little Piggie Went to Market (3:09)
  2. 2 Night on the Water (2:48)
  3. 3 The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2:41)
  4. 4 Let's Put Two and Two Together (2:47)
  5. 5 Oh! The Pity of It All - Bob Bunch (3:07)
  6. 6 The Spanish in My Eyes - Tony Sacco (3:21)
  7. 7 You're the Top (2:53)
  8. 8 All Through the Night (2:50)
  9. 9 I'm a Hundred Percent for You - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:03)
  10. 10 The Dixieland Band - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:07)
  11. 11 Blue Moon - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:13)
  12. 12 Throwin' Stones at the Sun - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:52)
  13. 13 Singing a Happy Song - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:36)
  14. 14 I Was Lucky - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:59)
  15. 15 Night Wind - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:10)
  16. 16 You Came to My Rescue (2:59)
  17. 17 Here's Love in Your Eyes (3:00)
  18. 18 One Never Knows, Does One? (2:46)
  19. 19 Who's That Knockin' at My Heart? (2:39)
  20. 20 There's a Lull in My Life (3:11)
  21. 21 It's Swell of You (2:57)
  22. 22 How Am I to Know? (3:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 You Turned the Tables on Me - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:50)
  2. 2 One More Dream - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra (2:32)
  3. 3 Feelin' High and Happy - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra (2:40)
  4. 4 I Cover the Waterfront (2:58)
  5. 5 I've Got a Crush on You (2:43)
  6. 6 Hurry Back to Sorrento - Matty Malneck (2:33)
  7. 7 I Take to You - Matty Malneck (2:49)
  8. 8 Daddy - Harry James & His Orchestra (2:31)
  9. 9 I'll Never Be the Same - Matty Malneck (3:05)
  10. 10 I Get a Kick Out of You - Matty Malneck (2:59)
  11. 11 You're My Favorite Memory (3:09)
  12. 12 You're a Heavenly Thing - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:01)
  13. 13 What a Little Moonlight Can Do - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:31)
  14. 14 I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:55)
  15. 15 I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:34)
  16. 16 It's Been So Long - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:04)
  17. 17 It's Been So Long - Harold Adamson (2:35)
  18. 18 You Brought New Kind of Love to Me - Irving Kahal (2:27)
  19. 19 You're Mine (2:49)
  20. 20 I'm Nobody's Baby - Lester Santly (2:13)
  21. 21 Same Old Moon (Same Old Sky) - Billy Baskette (3:05)
  22. 22 When You Make Love to Me (Don't Make Believe) - Marjorie Goetschius (2:48)
  23. 23 You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (Slow Version) - Irving Kahal (3:04)
  24. 24 It All Depends on You - Ray Henderson (2:50)
  25. 25 Nice Work If You Can Get It - Ira Gershwin (2:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Helen Ward Primary Artist
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
James P. Johnson Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Dorothy Parker Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Con Conrad Composer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Peter Norman Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Frank Signorelli Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Jack King Composer
Matty Malneck Composer
Little Jack Little Composer
Carmen Lombardo Composer
Enric Madriguera Composer
Ted Wilson Composer
Bunt Stafford-Clark Composer
Joe Young Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Harold Adamson Composer
Harry Woods Composer
Harry Link Composer
Harry Revel Composer
Louis Alter Composer
Ralph Freed Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
Ben Oakland Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Nat Simon Composer
Bob Rothberg Composer
Maurice Sigler Composer
Harold Spina Composer
Jack Stern Composer
Billy Hueston Composer
Sammy Mysels Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Archie Gottler Composer
Sid Robin Composer
Jack Meskill Composer
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