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The Jazz Vocalists Sing George Gershwin (48787)

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The Jazz Vocalists Sing George Gershwin

Various Artists

Jackpot

8436559469579

JPR 170361

48787

JAZZ

2

CD 12,36 €

2-CD SET

48 TRACKS

16-PAGE BOOKLET

When George Gershwin died suddenly from a brain tumor in 1937 at the age of 38, he was a widely renowned musician with a long career as a composer of concert pieces and songs for Hollywood movies and the Broadway stage. However, he hardly could have imagined that his works would remain influential so long after his passing, or that they would become jazz standards performed and recorded by countless artists over the decades.

This outstanding 2-CD set presents a wide selection of Gershwin classics (in most cases with lyrics by his brother Ira) sung by some of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time.

TRACKS & VOCALISTS:

  • CD ONE: Total Time: 78:46
  • 01 I LOVES YOU PORGY ...... Nina Simone
  • 02 BIDIN’ MY TIME ...... Sarah Vaughan
  • 03 STRIKE UP THE BAND ...... Ella Fitzgerald
  • 04 IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO ...... Peggy Lee
  • 05 SUMMERTIME ...... Helen Merrill
  • 06 THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME ...... Frank Sinatra
  • 07 EMBRACEABLE YOU ...... Billie Holiday
  • 08 SOMEBODY LOVES ME ...... Dinah Washington
  • 09 LOVE WALKED IN ...... Tony Bennett
  • 10 ‘S WONDERFUL ...... Julie London
  • 11 A FOGGY DAY ...... Shirley Horn
  • 12 LITTLE JAZZ BIRD ...... Blossom Dearie
  • 13 THE MAN I LOVE ...... Lena Horne
  • 14 FASCINATIN’ RHYTHM ...... The Hi-Los
  • 15 LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF ......  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • 16 NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT ...... Carmen McRae
  • 17 THEY ALL LAUGHED ...... Bing Crosby
  • 18 HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? ...... Julie London
  • 19 SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME ...... Chris Connor
  • 20 BUT NOT FOR ME ...... Chet Baker
  • 21 SUMMERTIME ...... Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • 22 FOR YOU, FOR ME, FOR EVERMORE ...... Morgana King
  • 23 EMBRACEABLE YOU ...... Nat King Cole
  • 24 SOMEBODY LOVES ME ...... Johnny Hartman
  • CD TWO: Total Time: 77:46
  • 01 WHO CARES? ...... Ella Fitzgerald
  • 02 ‘S WONDERFUL ...... Joe Williams
  • 03 I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU ...... Dinah Washington
  • 04 BLAH, BLAH, BLAH ...... Sarah Vaughan
  • 05 LOVE WALKED IN ...... Abbey Lincoln
  • 06 Medley: ‘S WONDERFUL / THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME ...... Anita O’Day
  • 07 SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME ...... Blossom Dearie
  • 08 HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? ...... Lena Horne
  • 09 LOVE IS HERE TO STAY ...... The Four Freshmen
  • 10 SUMMERTIME ...... Jeanne Lee
  • 11 SHALL WE DANCE? ...... Ella Fitzgerald
  • 12 I WAS DOIN’ ALL RIGHT ...... Louis Armstrong
  • 13 PORGY, YOU IS MY WOMAN NOW ...... Nina Simone
  • 14 LADY BE GOOD ...... Fred Astaire
  • 15 I GOT RHYTHM ...... Marilyn Moore
  • 16 SOON ...... Sarah Vaughan
  • 17 OF THEE I SING ...... The Andrews Sisters
  • 18 THEY ALL LAUGHED ...... Chet Baker
  • 19 BY STRAUSS ...... Ella Fitzgerald
  • 20 LOVE IS HERE TO STAY ...... Billie Holiday
  • 21 LORELEI ...... Sarah Vaughan
  • 22 SAM AND DELILAH ...... Ella Fitzgerald
  • 23 THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME ...... June Christy
  • 24 I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU ...... Lee Wiley