You're the Top: The Love Songs of Cole Porter

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Barnes & Noble - Benjamin Ivry
Although he modestly calls himself a mere "saloon singer," Bobby Short has long been one of the most delightful pianist-vocalists on the cabaret circuit. His throaty baritone is a perfect match for the refined songs of Cole Porter with their international jet-set spirit. Unlike many other nightclub singers, Short sings with full-voiced, heart-tugging expressivity that makes emotional statements out of these time-worn Broadway standards. In this selection, Short is accompanied by a sprightly jazz ensemble, led by the gifted bass player Frank Tate. Highlights include Short's wistful vocal on "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "What is This Thing Called Love?," which ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Benjamin Ivry
Although he modestly calls himself a mere "saloon singer," Bobby Short has long been one of the most delightful pianist-vocalists on the cabaret circuit. His throaty baritone is a perfect match for the refined songs of Cole Porter with their international jet-set spirit. Unlike many other nightclub singers, Short sings with full-voiced, heart-tugging expressivity that makes emotional statements out of these time-worn Broadway standards. In this selection, Short is accompanied by a sprightly jazz ensemble, led by the gifted bass player Frank Tate. Highlights include Short's wistful vocal on "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "What is This Thing Called Love?," which is sung as an nervy question that expects a real answer. YOU'RE THE TOP, Short's refreshing take on these Porter standards, is the top itself.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Bobby Short sings Cole Porter's finest love songs on You're the Top, including "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," "Only Another Boy & Girl," "You're Sensational," and "So Near & Yet So Far."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/1999
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408346323
  • Catalog Number: 83463
  • Sales rank: 17,212

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby Short Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Howard Alden Guitar
Eddie Bert Trombone
Loren Schoenberg Conductor, Tenor Saxophone
Klaus Suonsaari Drums
Jay Berliner Guitar
Danny Bank Flute, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Jay Brandford Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone
John Eckert Trumpet
Virgil Jones Trumpet
Tony Kadleck Trumpet
Doug Lawrence Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Pring Trombone
Jack Stuckey Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone
Frank Tate Bass
Technical Credits
John Snyder Producer
Robert Friedrich Mastering
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction, Cover Design
Mark Robertson-Tessi Mastering
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