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VA - Capitol Sings Irving Berlin - Puttin' On The Ritz (1992)

9-12-2015, 11:17
Music | Jazz | Pop | Easy Listening | Oldies | FLAC / APE

Title: Capitol Sings Irving Berlin - Puttin' On The Ritz
Year Of Release: 1992
Label: Capitol Records
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Oldies
Quality: FLAC (Tracks)/MP3 320 kbps
Total Time: 01:08:44 min
Total Size: 329 mb/167 nb

The songs of Irving Berlin are I-beams in the towering edifice of 20th century popular music. This sampler of predominately pop recordings from the Capitol catalog may serve as both a grab bag of enjoyable entertainments and a useful introduction to some of this composer's nicest tunes. Each of the 25 tracks perfectly illustrates the essence of a given song, and would be especially useful for anyone seeking to learn the rudimentary contours. Jazz is only marginally represented here, in spite of the fact that jazz grew up on Irving Berlin's often jazz-inspired melodies, many of which survive today primarily as jazz standards. Certainly jazz is manifested in Nat King Cole (with both trio and big band), Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mercer and bandleaders Red Norvo and Billy May. Several ex-big-band singers are in the mix, including Peggy Lee and Kay Starr. Jo Stafford sings like an angel, Dinah Shore's gentle rendering of "The Song Is Ended" comes across as a marvel of sensitivity, and Betty Hutton's handling of "Blue Skies" is among her prettiest performances on record. The timeline represented here (1944-1963) almost exactly traces the golden age of the post-WWII, pre-Beatles star pop vocalists. The core sample contains measurable amounts of Judy Garland, Mary Martin, Margaret Whiting, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Gordon MacRae, Dick Haymes and Vic Damone, as well as pearly white group vocals by the Starlighters, the Crew Chiefs, the Pied Pipers and the Four Freshmen. ~ arwulf arwulf, All Music Guide

VA - Capitol Sings Irving Berlin - Puttin' On The Ritz (1992)
01. There’s No Business Like Show Business, (Mary Martin & John Raitt)
02. Puttin’ On The Ritz, (Judy Garland)
03. Marie, (Vic Damone)
04. The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On), ( Dinah Shore)
05. Heat Wave, (Margaret Whiting)
06. Isn’t This A lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain?), (Dick Haymes)
07. Play A Simple Melody, (Jo Stafford)
08. What’ll I Do?, (Nat King Cole)
09. All By Myself, (Bobby Darin)
10. You Can Have Him, (Nancy Wilson)
11. Steppin’ Out With My Baby, (Gordon MacRae)
12. You’re Just In Love, (Kay Starr)
13. Easter Parade, (Andy Russell)
14. Alexander’s Ragtime Band, (Johnny Mercer)
15. Cheek To Cheek, (Peggy Lee)
16. Be Careful It’s My Heart, (The Four Freshmen)
17. Blue Skies, (Betty Hutton)
18. How Deep Is The Ocean, (Dick Haymes)
19. Let’s Face The Music And Dance, (Nat King Cole)
20. How About Me, (Sue Raney)
21. Change Partners, (Vic Damone)
22. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, (Dean Martin)
23. White Christmas, (Jo Stafford)
24. God Bless America, (Margaret Whiting w/The Pied Pipers)

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