The Original Great American Songbook

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The idea behind The Original Great American Songbook is a simple one: to collect great American singers doing the greatest songs from some of America's greatest pop and jazz composers, and the end result is a disc that should go up into space in a time capsule. Highlights are constant, but include Billie Holiday's version of Dizzy Gillespie's "You Go to My Head," Jeri Southern doing Cole Porter's "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," and Shirley Horn's 1993 take on Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia on My Mind." Dinah Washington does a pair of Cole Porter standards, "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "Stardust," while Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong duet on two songs, the Gershwins' "They...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The idea behind The Original Great American Songbook is a simple one: to collect great American singers doing the greatest songs from some of America's greatest pop and jazz composers, and the end result is a disc that should go up into space in a time capsule. Highlights are constant, but include Billie Holiday's version of Dizzy Gillespie's "You Go to My Head," Jeri Southern doing Cole Porter's "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," and Shirley Horn's 1993 take on Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia on My Mind." Dinah Washington does a pair of Cole Porter standards, "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "Stardust," while Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong duet on two songs, the Gershwins' "They Can't Take That Away from Me" and Carmichael's "The Nearness of You." That they don't write 'em like this anymore is obvious, since all of these gems were written in an age when melody determined rhythm; they don't sing 'em like this anymore, either, since melismatic ornamentation had yet to become its own elaborate art form.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2003
  • Label: Utv Records
  • UPC: 602498608500
  • Catalog Number: 000118202
  • Sales rank: 17,276

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Go to My Head (2:56)
  2. 2 They Can't Take That Away from Me (4:38)
  3. 3 The Way You Look Tonight (2:59)
  4. 4 It Had to Be You (4:02)
  5. 5 That Old Feeling (2:56)
  6. 6 These Foolish Things (3:46)
  7. 7 The Very Thought of You (2:45)
  8. 8 Moonglow (2:59)
  9. 9 I'll Be Seeing You (3:42)
  10. 10 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (3:17)
  11. 11 The Nearness of You (5:41)
  12. 12 For All We Know - Sarah Vaughan (2:27)
  13. 13 We'll Be Together Again - Anita O'Day (3:37)
  14. 14 That's All - Sarah Vaughan (3:29)
  15. 15 I Get a Kick Out of You (6:19)
  16. 16 Misty - Johnny Mathis (3:35)
  17. 17 Georgia on My Mind (5:21)
  18. 18 Stardust (3:37)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Frankie Laine Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Erroll Garner Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
John Scofield Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Alan Brandt Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Kurt Neumann Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Carl Fischer Composer
Mathieu Bitton Art Direction
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Bob Haymes Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Sam Llanas Composer
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