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The Roots of Rod Stewart's Great America, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A lot of artists besides just Rod Stewart have tackled various songs from the so-called "Great American Songbook," and that his name is attached to this set, the first of two that collect source versions of songs Stewart was influenced by or covered in his own Great American Songbook series, is really pure circumstance. Every track (this volume focuses on sides released between 1927 and 1944) is a classic, and there is enough variety, with songs ranging from Rudy Vallée's "As Time Goes By" and Al Jolson's "Blue Skies" to the Ink Spots' "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," to make it well worth a listen, even without the Stewart connection.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A lot of artists besides just Rod Stewart have tackled various songs from the so-called "Great American Songbook," and that his name is attached to this set, the first of two that collect source versions of songs Stewart was influenced by or covered in his own Great American Songbook series, is really pure circumstance. Every track (this volume focuses on sides released between 1927 and 1944) is a classic, and there is enough variety, with songs ranging from Rudy Vallée's "As Time Goes By" and Al Jolson's "Blue Skies" to the Ink Spots' "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," to make it well worth a listen, even without the Stewart connection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/2009
  • Label: Snapper Uk
  • UPC: 636551007320
  • Catalog Number: 73
  • Sales rank: 19,303

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 As Time Goes By - Rudy Vallée (2:45)
  2. 2 Moonglow - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:19)
  3. 3 The Way You Look Tonight - Fred Astaire (3:10)
  4. 4 I'll Be Seeing You - Billie Holiday (3:31)
  5. 5 Someone to Watch Over Me (3:04)
  6. 6 Blue Moon (3:07)
  7. 7 Stardust - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:32)
  8. 8 You Go to My Head - Billie Holiday (2:51)
  9. 9 I'm in the Mood for Love - Nat King Cole (3:11)
  10. 10 Blue Skies - Al Johnson (1:24)
  11. 11 The Very Thought of You - Al Bowlly (2:50)
  12. 12 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Billie Holiday (2:55)
  13. 13 They Can't Take That Away from Me - Fred Astaire (4:34)
  14. 14 The Nearness of You - The Glenn Miller Orchestra (3:13)
  15. 15 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (3:14)
  16. 16 Thanks for the Memory - Bob Hope & Shirley Ross (3:13)
  17. 17 Cheek to Cheek - Fred Astaire (3:17)
  18. 18 Don't Get Around Much Anymore - The Ink Spots (3:05)
  19. 19 I Can't Get Started - Billie Holiday (2:47)
  20. 20 Isn't It Romantic (5:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rod Stewart Primary Artist
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Dave Henderson Liner Notes
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