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The Complete Cole Porter Songbooks [Box]

    1. I've Got You Under My Skin - Dinah Washington
    2. Love For Sale - Shirley Horn
    3. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) - Louis Armstrong
    4. Anything Goes - Ella Fitzgerald
    5. What Is This Thing Called Love? - Mel Torm
    6. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To - Helen Merrill
    7. At Long Last Love - Bill Henderson
    8. I Love You - Anita O'Day
    9. Just One of Those Things - Louis Armstrong
    10. It's Delovely - Sarah Vaughan
    11. Always True to You in My Fashion - Blossom Dearie
    12. I Concentrate on You - Fred Astaire
    13. I Get a Kick Out of You - Dinah Washington
    14. In the Still of the Night - Billy Eckstine
    15. Easy to Love - Billie Holiday
    16. Night and Day - Ella Fitzgerald
    17. Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye - Betty Carter
    1. I Get a Kick Out of You - Louis Armstrong
    2. My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Anita O'Day
    3. I've Got You Under My Skin - Ella Fitzgerald
    4. After You, Who? - Helen Merrill
    5. So in Love - Dinah Washington
    6. Too Darn Hot - Mel Torm
    7. Just One of Those Things - Sarah Vaughan
    8. Get Out of Town - Shirley Horn
    9. Love For Sale - Billie Holiday
    10. From This Moment On - Anita O'Day
    11. Night and Day - Fred Astaire
    12. Give Him the Ooh-la-La - Blossom Dearie
    13. Everything I Love - Morgana King
    14. Miss Otis Regrets - Ella Fitzgerald
    15. All of You - Helen Merrill
    16. You're the Top - Louis Armstrong
    17. Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love - Betty Carter
    1. What Is This Thing Called Love? - Charlie Parker
    2. Love For Sale - Al Cohn/Zoot Sims
    3. Begin the Beguine - Art Tatum
    4. My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Dizzy Gillespie
    5. Get Out of Town - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
    6. Easy to Love - Sonny Stitt
    7. I Get a Kick Out of You - Clifford Brown/Max Roach
    8. Night and Day - Stan Getz
    9. Just One of Those Things - Bud Powell
    10. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To - Ben Webster
    11. Anything Goes - Tal Farlow
    12. I Love You - Oscar Peterson
    13. I've Got You Under My Skin - Bill Evans
    14. I Concentrate on You - Max Roach
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    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 519 828

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    The discs composing this set are also available separately: NIGHT AND DAY: THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK (Verve 847 202), I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU: THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK VOLUME 2 (Verve 511 070), and ANYTHING GOES - THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK INSTRUMENTALS (Verve 517 168).
    This is not and cannot be the Complete Cole Porter Songbooks, but it's a marvelous collection of 48 timeless jazz interpretations drawn from the Verve catalog. Recorded between 1951 and 1988, these standards, ballads and show tunes are rendered by some 15 vocalists, many of whom appear twice, and about 13 instrumental groups. In addition to the usual suspects (Ella, Louis, Sarah, Dinah, and Lady Day) there are fine performances by Abbey Lincoln, Anita O'Day, Billy Eckstine, Mel Torm, Blossom Dearie, Shirley Horn, Betty Carter, Helen Merrill, Morgana King and Fred Astaire. The instrumentalists -- and this is most fulfilling because Cole Porter's music is an essential strand in the DNA of swing, bop, and mainstream jazz -- include Ben Webster, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Stan Getz, Al Cohn, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Bill Evans, Tal Farlow, and Jim Hall. That makes this a portable jazz library of considerable potency, pungency and depth. Also quite valuable as a tool for learning and appreciating some of Porter's very best songs. First prize for both artistic magnitude and friendly intimacy goes to Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson for their fabulously relaxed, nearly nine-minute rendition of "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love." ~ arwulf arwulf

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