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Various Artists: Cole Porter - The Essential Collection (2CD)

Various Artists: Cole Porter - The Essential Collection (2CD)


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We return to the Great American Songbook for our latest release in the highly successful Essential Collection series. Our focus on this re-mastered double CD is on the legendary Cole Porter, surely one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th Century.
Born in Indiana in 1891 it was not until the late 1920’s that he began to succeed as a songwriter. Of course, as we know, he soon made up for lost time writing a string of memorable tunes both for Broadway and for Hollywood musicals. Among the diverse roster of artists we feature covering Porter’s classic songs you will find Fred Astaire, Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby Dinah Shore, Alma Cogan, Peggy Lee and believe it or not Sid James......what a right old carry on!
And just to prove that Sid wasn’t all that bad, Mr Porter performs a couple of his own songs himself, let’s just say it’s a good job his writing was better than his singing!

CD1
1. Another Op’nin’, Another Show - Annabelle Hill
2. Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) - Eydie Gormé
3. What Is This Thing Called Love? - Mel Tormé & His Mel-Tones/Artie Shaw
4. Night and Day - Fred Astaire/Leo Reisman
5. Love For Sale - Libby Holman
6. Miss Otis Regrets - The Mills Brothers
7. The Physician - Gertrude Lawrence
8. You’re The Top - Cole Porter
9. Begin the Beguine - Connee Boswell
10. So In Love - Howard Keel & Kathryn Grayson
11. I Get A Kick Out Of You - Ethel Merman
12. Ridin’ High - Len Camber/Geraldo
13. Solomon* - Elisabeth Welch/Geraldo
14. Too Darn Hot - Lorenzo Fuller, Eddie Sledge & Fred Davis
15. My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Eartha Kitt
16. I’ve Got My Eyes On You - Turner Layton
17. Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love - Mary Martin/Eddie Duchin
18. Fresh as a Daisy - Marion Hutton, Jack Lathrop & Tex Beneke/Glenn Miller
19. Medley: (a) Rosalie (b) I’ve a Strange New Rhythm in my Heart (c) In the Still of the Night (d) Rosalie (reprise) - Al Bowlly/The New Mayfair Orchestra/Ronnie Munro
20. Where is the Life that Late I Led? - Howard Keel
21. Ev’rything I Love - Dinah Shore
22. C’est Magnifique - Irene Hilda & Edmund Hockridge
23. It’s De-Lovely - Frances Day
24. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

CD2
1. You Do Something To Me - Alma Cogan
2. I Concentrate On You - Perry Como
3. Always True To You In My Fashion - Eydie Gormé
4. Anything Goes - Cole Porter
5. Swingin’ The Jinx Away - Tempo King & His Kings of Tempo
6. At Long Last Love - Lena Horne
7. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To - Noël Coward
8. Allez-Vous-En - Kay Starr
9. Don’t Fence Me In - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
10. When Love Beckoned - Gertrude Niesen/Leo Reisman
11. Brush Up Your Shakespeare - Danny Green & Sid James
12. It’s All Right With Me - Lena Horne
13. Friendship - Judy Garland & Johnny Mercer
14. I Love Paris - Les Baxter & His Orchestra & Chorus
15. Hey, Good Lookin’ - Leslie Douglas/ Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Hotel Orpheans
16. Just One Of Those Things - Jo Stafford
17. Blow, Gabriel, Blow - Ethel Merman
18. From This Moment On - Frank Sinatra
19. Stereophonic Sound - Gretchen Wyler
20. All Of You - Sammy Davis Jr.
21. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? - Frank Sinatra & Celeste Holm
22. Get Out Of Town - Hutch/Bob Sharples
23. Can-Can - Irene Hilda
24. Satin and Silk - Gretchen Wyler
25. Easy To Love - Gordon MacRae
26. I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Peggy Lee
27. True Love - Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly

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