Capitol Sings Harry Warren, Vol. 18: An Affair to Remember

Capitol Sings Harry Warren, Vol. 18: An Affair to Remember

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Capitol Sings Harry Warren, Vol. 18: An Affair to Remember

Harry Warren suffers the worst imbalance between fame and success of any songwriter in the 20th century. As a hitmaker, he ranks with Irving Berlin, but most people have never heard of him. The main reason for this is that he spent the bulk of his career lurking around Hollywood studios instead of parading down Broadway like many of his peers. Even Capitol Records, which was founded to be a home for what we now call classic pop singers and classic pop songs, turned out 17 earlier volumes of its Capitol Sings series before getting around to him. To see that the label should have honored the songwriter earlier, you need only peruse the titles, among them Academy Award-winners "Lullaby of Broadway," "You'll Never Know," and "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe," as well as such standards as "I Found a Million-Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Jeepers Creepers," and "Chattanooga Choo Choo." (Then consider that among the missing are "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "[I've Got a Gal In] Kalamazoo," "We're in the Money," and "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams.") While Capitol cornered the market on great pop singers in the 15 years after its founding in 1942 -- and here, that includes Nat "King" Cole (on three tracks), Nancy Wilson, Dinah Shore, Peggy Lee, and Dean Martin -- for the most part, it did not score the hit versions of these songs, the major exception being Martin's "That's Amore," which closes the disc. That's OK when one of their greats is covering a great song, such as Bobby Darin crooning "You'll Never Know," but this album is padded with bland '50s arrangements (15 of 20 tracks date from the decade) performed by nobodies. The result is less a valuable tribute to Harry Warren than a way to recycle catalog.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/23/1996
Label: Indent Series
UPC: 0762185135020
catalogNumber: 32566

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Performance Credits

June Christy   Track Performer
Four Freshmen   Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Dean Martin   Track Performer
Dinah Shore   Track Performer
Nancy Wilson   Track Performer
Bobby Darin   Track Performer
Chet Baker   Track Performer
Tony Bennett   Track Performer
Bill Holman   Conductor
Gordon Jenkins   Conductor
Billy May   Conductor
André Previn   Conductor
Dakota Staton   Track Performer
Ann Richards   Track Performer
Pete Rugolo   Conductor
Belletto   Track Performer
Helen Forrest   Track Performer
Jack Marshall   Conductor
Nat King Cole   Track Performer
Ethel Ennis   Track Performer
Sid Feller   Conductor
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Dick Stabile   Conductor
Ray Anthony Orchestra   Track Performer
Tommy Mercer   Vocals
Bob Grabeau   Track Performer
Dave Cavanaugh   Conductor

Technical Credits

June Christy   Contributor
Four Freshmen   Contributor
Dean Martin   Contributor
Dinah Shore   Contributor
Nancy Wilson   Contributor
Chet Baker   Contributor
Tony Bennett   Contributor
Dakota Staton   Contributor
Ann Richards   Contributor
Belletto   Contributor
Helen Forrest   Contributor
Nat King Cole   Contributor
Dubin   Composer
Ethel Ennis   Contributor
Bob Norberg   Remixing
Harry Warren   Composer
Brad Benedict   Producer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Count Basie Orchestra   Contributor
Ray Anthony Orchestra   Contributor
Robert Risko   Illustrations
Bob Grabeau   Contributor

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