Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 La Vie en rose
Louis Armstrong 4 3:26
2 They Can't Take That Away From Me
Sarah Vaughan 2:42
3 Love Me or Leave Me
Billie Holiday 2:37
4 Summertime
Joe Williams 2:36
5 Georgia on My Mind
Hoagy Carmichael 3:57
6 Ain't Nobody's Business but My Own
Louis Jordan & Ella Fitzgerald 3:14
7 Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody
Louis Prima 4:45
8 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Rosemary Clooney 4:24
9 All of Me
Shirley Bassey 2:45
10 Cold Cold Heart
Tony Bennett 2:40
11 God Bless the Child
Lou Rawls 4:30
12 Three Is a Magic Number
Bob Dorough 3:16
13 Something Happens to Me
Blossom Dearie 2:03
14 Mad About the Boy
Julie London 2:12
15 Comes Love
Sylvia Syms 2:29
16 Fine Brown Frame
Nellie Lutcher 2:56
17 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Duke Ellington 2:35
18 Singing in the Rain
Gene Kelly 2:57
19 It's a Good Day
Peggy Lee 2:53
20 Lili Marlene (English version)
Marlene Dietrich 3:24
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Crystal Gayle 4.65 2:32
2 More Than This
Charlie Hunter & Norah Jones 4:11
3 'Round Midnight
Sarah Vaughan 3:35
4 I Loves You Porgy
Nina Simone 4:05
5 At Last
Dianne Reeves & Lou Rawls 3:40
6 Nice Work If You Can Get It
Ella Fitzgerald 2:38
7 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Sammy Davis Jr. 2:42
8 Bye, Bye Blackbird
Dean Martin 3:04
9 What a Little Moonlight Can Do
Billie Holiday 3:13
10 Let's Get Lost
Chet Baker 3:45
11 Route 66
Bobby Troup 2:40
12 Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
Dinah Washington 3:24
13 Blue Monday
Fats Domino 2:20
14 Honey Honey
Ray Charles 2:43
15 Love for Sale
Eartha Kitt 3:07
16 You Don't Know Me
Dodo Greene 2:47
17 I Get a Kick Out of You
Frank Sinatra 2:55
18 Blame It on My Youth
Holly Cole 3:01
19 Ruler of My Heart
Irma Thomas 2:39
20 You Don't Know What Love Is
Cassandra Wilson 6:07
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Louis Armstrong 4 3:02
2 My Funny Valentine
Chet Baker 2:20
3 Nearness of You / Misty
Dianne Reeves 3:17
4 What a Difference a Day Makes
Sarah Vaughan 2:50
5 My Baby Just Cares for Me
June Hutton 3:31
6 Papa Loves Mambo
Perry Como 1 2:45
7 The Good Life
Bobby Darin 2:26
8 The More I See You
Alma Cogan 3:35
9 Walk on By
Helen Shapiro 2:50
10 Rags to Riches
Tony Bennett 2:51
11 Can Anyone Explain
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 3:12
12 Lover Man
Dinah Washington 3:00
13 How High the Moon
June Christy 2:35
14 Killing Me Softly With His Song
Shirley Bassey 4:43
15 Goodnight My Love
Charles Brown 3:11
16 Gin House Blues
Nina Simone 2 3:01
17 It Had to Be You
Betty Hutton 3:12
18 Charade
Blossom Dearie 1:56
19 Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Bobbie Gentry 3:04
20 Strange Fruit (live)
Billie Holiday 2:57

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
trumpet:
Aaron Izenhall (track 6)
drums:
Roy Haynes (track 2)
Joe Morris (40-50s jazz drummer) (track 6)
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (track 2)
Bob Bushnell (track 6)
electric guitar:
Bill Jennings (1950s US blues guitarist) (track 6)
alto saxophone:
Louis Jordan (American jazz, blues and rhythm & blues musician and songwriter) (track 6)
piano:
Bill Doggett (track 6)
John Malachi (track 2)
tenor saxophone:
Josh Jackson (track 6)
arranger:
Jack Marshall (guitarist, conductor, and composer) (track 13)
composer:
Nacio Herb Brown (US songwriter) (tracks 18, 18)
Walter Donaldson (track 3)
Bob Dorough (track 12)
Louiguy (track 1)
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel) (tracks 8, 8)
Irving Taylor (track 6)
Noël Coward (track 14)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 2)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1943) (track 17)
conductor:
Jack Marshall (guitarist, conductor, and composer) (track 13)
Lennie Hayton (track 18)
engineer:
Ted Keep (track 14)
lead vocals:
Rosemary Clooney (track 8)
lyricist:
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel) (tracks 8, 8)
Irving Taylor (track 6)
Noël Coward (track 14)
Arthur Freed (tracks 18, 18)
Gus Kahn (track 3)
Édith Piaf (track 1)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 2)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1943) (track 17)
orchestra:
producer:
Dave Cavanaugh (track 13)
Michael Cuscuna (track 13)
Bobby Troup (track 14)
translator:
Mack David (track 1)
vocals:
Louis Jordan (American jazz, blues and rhythm & blues musician and songwriter) (track 6)
Blossom Dearie (track 13)
Ella Fitzgerald (track 6)
Gene Kelly (track 18)
Julie London (track 14)
Donald O’Connor (track 18)
Debbie Reynolds (track 18)
Sarah Vaughan (track 2)
Peggy Lee (jazz vocalist) (1946-07-12) (track 19)
writer:
Dave Barbour (track 19)
Peggy Lee (jazz vocalist) (track 19)
phonographic copyright by:
Loew’s Incorporated (1952) (track 18)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (pre‐MGM/UA Entertainment Co. era, 1924–1981) (1979) (track 18)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 14)
Ira Gershwin Music (track 2)
Robbins Music (publishing company owned by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.) (track 18)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 17)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 2)
ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion) (track 1)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 2)
Paul Simon Music (1975) (tracks 8, 8)
sampled by:
arrangements:
Mad About the Boy (arr Paul Campbell) (track 14)
cover recording of:
La Vie en rose (English translation) (track 1)
Mad About the Boy (track 14)
later translated versions:
50 Tips (tracks 8, 8)
later versions:
Nobody's Business (track 6)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 2)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 2)
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack) (track 2)
Singin' in the Rain (full musical) (track 18)
Singin' in the Rain (1952 film) (tracks 18, 18)
recording of:
It's a Good Day (track 19)
Main Title (Singin’ in the Rain) (track 18)
Ain't Nobody's Business but My Own (1950-08-15) (track 6)
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (1957-02-14) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Vereinzelt Schauer (track 18)
translated version of:
La Vie en rose (French original) (track 1)
version of:
Concerto for Cootie (track 17)

CD 2

violin:
Charles Burnham (violinist) (1993-03 – 1993-07) (track 20)
trumpet:
Carmell Jones (track 3)
drums:
Bob Neel (track 10)
Milt Turner (track 3)
organ:
Ernie Freeman (track 3)
guitar:
John Collins (jazz guitarist) (track 3)
Brandon Ross (1993-03 – 1993-07) (track 20)
bass:
Al McKibbon (track 3)
Carson Smith (track 10)
piano:
Russ Freeman (pianist) (track 10)
tenor saxophone:
Teddy Edwards (jazz saxophonist) (track 3)
arranger:
Nelson Riddle (track 17)
Brandon Ross (track 20)
Gerald Wilson (US jazz trumpeter/bandleader/composer/arranger) (track 3)
assistant engineer:
Peter Beekerman (track 20)
Dinji Brown (track 20)
Bil Emmons (track 20)
Joe Hogan (track 20)
Fred Kevorkian (track 20)
Julio Peralta (track 20)
composer:
Bryan Ferry (track 2)
Richard Leigh (American country music songwriter and singer) (track 1)
Oscar Levant (track 18)
Thelonious Monk (track 3)
Gene de Paul (track 20)
Sam H. Stept (track 7)
Cootie Williams (track 3)
Harry M. Woods (track 9)
Velma Green (track 14)
Naomi Neville (track 19)
Don Raye (track 20)
Cole Porter (1934) (track 17)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 6)
conductor:
Nelson Riddle (1953-11-06) (track 17)
editor:
Fred Kevorkian (track 20)
lead vocals:
Frank Sinatra (1953-11-06) (track 17)
Cassandra Wilson (1993-03 – 1993-07) (track 20)
lyricist:
Bryan Ferry (track 2)
Richard Leigh (American country music songwriter and singer) (track 1)
Harry M. Woods (track 9)
Sidney Clare (track 7)
Velma Green (track 14)
Bernie Hanighen (track 3)
Edward Heyman (track 18)
Naomi Neville (track 19)
Don Raye (track 20)
Cole Porter (1934) (track 17)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 6)
mastering:
Wally Traugott (engineer) (track 20)
mixer:
Danny Kopelson (track 20)
orchestra:
The Nelson Riddle Orchestra (1953-11-06) (track 17)
producer:
Craig Street (track 20)
Allen Toussaint (track 19)
recording engineer:
Jamie Staub (track 20)
vocals:
Chet Baker (track 10)
Sarah Vaughan (track 3)
writer:
Frank Loesser (track 10)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Blue Note (1989) (track 10)
Masterworks Series (2013) (track 17)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (track 7)
Chappell Music (track 17)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 17)
Connelly Basart (track 9)
E.G. Music Inc. (track 2)
EMI U Catalog Inc. (track 1)
Harms, Inc. (track 17)
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 20)
Warner Bros. Music (track 9)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 3)
Warner/Chappell Music, Ltd. (1996–present) (track 3)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 6)
edited at:
recorded at:
KHJ Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1953-11-06) (track 17)
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1955-03-07) (track 10)
United Recorders (@ 6050 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1963-05-29) (track 3)
Greene Street Studios in New York, New York, United States (1993-03 – 1993-07) (track 20)
cover recording of:
More Than This (track 2)
Ruler of My Heart (track 19)
You Don’t Know What Love Is (1993-03 – 1993-07) (track 20)
later translated versions:
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Boris Vian) (track 3)
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Claude Nougaro) (track 3)
later versions:
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 6)
Anything Goes (track 17)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 6)
recording of:
Honey Honey (track 14)
Let’s Get Lost (track 10)
’Round About Midnight (aka “’Round Midnight”) (track 3)
I Get a Kick Out of You (1953-11-06) (track 17)
referred to in medleys:

CD 3

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1961) (track 16)
drumset:
Bob Neel (1954-02-15) (track 2)
trumpet:
Chet Baker (1954-02-15) (track 2)
drums:
Bobby Hamilton (percussionist) (1961) (track 16)
guitar:
Al Schackman (1961) (track 16)
bass:
Chris White (jazz bassist) (1961) (track 16)
double bass:
Carson Smith (1954-02-15) (track 2)
piano:
Russ Freeman (pianist) (1954-02-15) (track 2)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1961) (track 16)
composer:
Lewis Allan (track 20)
Burt Bacharach (track 9)
Charles Fox (track 14)
María Grever (track 4)
Henry Mancini (American composer, conductor and arranger) (track 18)
Isham Jones (1924) (track 17)
Fletcher Henderson (1925) (track 16)
Henry Troy (1925) (track 16)
Harry Ruby (1935) (tracks 1, 1)
Richard Rodgers (1937) (track 2)
Morgan Lewis (1940) (track 13)
lyricist:
Lewis Allan (track 20)
Stanley Adams (US lyricist & songwriter) (track 4)
Hal David (track 9)
Norman Gimbel (track 14)
Johnny Mercer (track 18)
Gus Kahn (1924) (track 17)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1935) (tracks 1, 1)
Bert Kalmar (1935) (tracks 1, 1)
Lorenz Hart (1937) (track 2)
Nancy Hamilton (1940) (track 13)
performer:
Ella Fitzgerald (track 11)
producer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (track 2)
Cal Lampley (track 16)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (track 1)
Chet Baker (1954-02-15) (track 2)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1961) (track 16)
writer:
Richard Adler (musical composer/lyricist) (track 10)
Al Hoffman (track 6)
Dick Manning (American songwriter) (track 6)
Bickley Reichner (track 6)
Jerry Ross (musical composer/lyricist) (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1954) (track 2)
Blue Note (1989) (track 2)
publisher:
Basart Editions (track 20)
Chappell (track 13)
EMI Miller Catalog, Inc. (tracks 1, 1)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 4)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (track 20)
Maurice Music (track 4)
Rodali Music (track 14)
Warner/Chappell (track 2)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1954-02-15) (track 2)
arrangements:
My Funny Valentine (arr. Bjørn Kruse) (track 2)
cover recording of:
Walk On By (track 9)
My Funny Valentine (from "Babes in Arms") (1954-02-15) (track 2)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Du gehst vorbei (track 9)
Far dansar mambo (track 6)
Geh vorbei (track 9)
Ne nézz rám (track 9)
Papa Loves Mambo (french version) (track 6)
later versions:
Oui, va plus loin (Walk On By) (track 9)
live cover recording of:
A Kiss to Build a Dream On (1967-07) (track 1)
live recording of:
Strange Fruit (track 20)
part of:
Babes in Arms (full musical) (track 2)
recording of:
Charade (track 18)
How High the Moon (track 13)
It Had to Be You (track 17)
Papa Loves Mambo (track 6)
Rags to Riches (track 10)
Gin House Blues (1961) (track 16)
referred to in medleys:
translated version of:
version of:
Bitter Fruit (track 20)

Release

ASIN: UK: B0009WWMG4 [info]