Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 In the Mood
Glenn Miller 3:36
2 Sentimental Journey
Les Brown & His Orchestra (with Doris Day) 3:52
3 Swinging on a Star
Bing Crosby 5 2:32
4 Frenesi
Artie Shaw 3:06
5 Seule ce soir
Léo Marjane 3:23
6 Waiting for the Train to Come In
Peggy Lee 3:09
7 Tampico
Stan Kenton 2:44
8 Long Ago and Far Away
Perry Como 3:11
9 Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller 3:27
10 Pigalle
Georges Ulmer 3:00
11 Don’t Fence Me In
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters 3 3:08
12 Nuages
Django Reinhardt 3:19
13 Rum and Coca Cola
The Andrews Sisters 3:10
14 On the Atchinson
Johnny Mercer 3:07
15 I’m Beginning to See the Light
Harry James 3:08
16 Take the “A” Train
Duke Ellington 2:58
17 Why Don’t You Do Right
Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman 3:15
18 Mademoiselle From Armentières
Line Renaud 2:38
19 Caledonia
Louis Jordan 2:44
20 You Made Me Love You
Harry James 3:32
21 Land of Hope and Glory
Vera Lynn 2:55
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
The Andrews Sisters 2:47
2 Paper Doll
The Mills Brothers 2:53
3 Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
Ella Fitzgerald 3:10
4 Lily Marlene
Marlene Dietrich 3:24
5 After You’ve Gone
Benny Goodman 2:36
6 La Mer
Charles Trenet 3:22
7 Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive
Bing Crosby 2:44
8 Perfidia
Xavier Cugat 2:59
9 Besame mucho
Joséphine Baker 3:20
10 Till the End of the Time
Perry Como 3:10
11 American Patrol
Glenn Miller 3:24
12 Mon cœur est un violon
Lucienne Boyer 3:15
13 The White Cliffs of Dover
Vera Lynn 3:04
14 It’s Been a Long, Long Time
Harry James 3:07
15 I’ll Be Seeing You
Tommy Dorsey 3:07
16 Les Trois Cloches
Édith Piaf 4:12
17 Big Chief, Swing It
Stan Brenders et son grand orchestre 2:42
18 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Duke Ellington 1:54
19 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
Bob Crosby 2:56
20 J’attendrai
Rina Ketty 2:59
21 We’ll Meet Again
Vera Lynn 3:00
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Chattanooga Choo Choo
Glenn Miller 3:30
2 Medley
Vera Lynn 4:00
3 Wie is Loesje?
The Ramblers 2:39
4 Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
The Andrews Sisters 3:04
5 Goody Goody
Benny Goodman 2:31
6 Bel ami
Tino Rossi 3:15
7 I’ve Heard That Song Before
Harry James & Helen Forrest 2:56
8 Begin the Beguine
Artie Shaw 3:19
9 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Nat King Cole 2:55
10 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington 3:23
11 My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time
Les Brown & His Orchestra (with Doris Day) 3:20
12 Deep in the Heart of Texas
Bing Crosby 2:46
13 Candy
Jo Stafford & Johnny Mercer 3:13
14 Tuxedo Junction
Glenn Miller 3:30
15 Till Then
The Mills Brothers 3:00
16 Blues in the Night
Woody Herman 3:18
17 Boum
Charles Trenet 2:36
18 Falling in Love Again
Marlene Dietrich 3:13
19 I’ll Never Smile Again
Tommy Dorsey 3:12
20 Swanee
Al Jolson 1:55
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Bei mir bist Du schön
The Andrews Sisters 3:03
2 On the Sunny Side of the Street
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 3:14
3 La Vie en rose
Édith Piaf 3:06
4 Strictly Instrumental
Harry James and His Orchestra 3:16
5 I Can't Begin to Tell You
Bing Crosby 2:55
6 Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby
Louis Jordan 2:44
7 On a Little Street in Singapore
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 2:45
8 I'll Get By As Long As I Have You
The Ink Spots 2:56
9 Ama Pola
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 3:26
10 Que reste-t-il de nos amours ?
Charles Trenet 3:13
11 Blue Moon
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 3:15
12 Der Wind hat mir ein Lied erzählt
Zarah Leander 3:53
13 At the Woodchopper's Ball
Woody Herman and His Orchestra 3:16
14 Fleur de Paris
Maurice Chevalier 2:35
15 Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Raf
Bing Crosby 3:14
16 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:36
17 I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time
The Andrews Sisters 2:52
18 Kalamazoo
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra 3:23
19 Tico Tico
Ethel Smith 2:46
20 Toot Toot Tootsie
Al Jolson 2:13

Credits

CD 1

additional composer:
Morey Amsterdam (track 13)
additional lyricist:
Paul Baron (conductor) (track 13)
Jeri Sullivan (track 13)
background vocals:
Williams Brothers Quartet (vocal quartet comprised of Bob, Don, Dick and Andy Williams) (1944-02-07) (track 3)
composer:
Lionel Belasco (track 13)
Paul Durand (French composer and conductor) (track 5)
Jerome Kern (track 8)
Alberto Domínguez (track 4)
Kansas Joe McCoy (track 17)
Cole Porter (1934) (track 11)
Jimmy Van Heusen (1944) (track 3)
lead vocals:
Bing Crosby (1944-02-07) (track 3)
lyricist:
Jean Casanova (track 5)
Alberto Domínguez (track 4)
Ira Gershwin (track 8)
Lord Invader (calypso vocalist and songwriter) (track 13)
Kansas Joe McCoy (track 17)
Rose Noël (track 5)
Robert Fletcher (US poet) (1934) (track 11)
Cole Porter (1934) (track 11)
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (1944) (track 3)
orchestra:
John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra (1944-02-07) (track 3)
performer:
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (1942-07-27) (track 17)
vocals:
The Andrews Sisters (tracks 11, 13)
Bing Crosby (track 11)
Peggy Lee (jazz vocalist) (1942-07-27) (track 17)
writer:
Lionel Belasco (track 13)
Doris Fisher (track 7)
Allan Roberts (track 7)
Lord Invader (calypso vocalist and songwriter) (track 13)
publisher:
Edwin Morris Music (track 17)
Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. (later renamed as Peermusic) (track 5)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 8)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 11)
Éditions Semi (SEMI Société) (track 5)
ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion) (track 5)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (1944) (track 8)
recorded at:
Decca Studios (Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1944-02-07) (track 3)
cover recording of:
Don’t Fence Me In (1944) (track 11)
later translated versions:
Rhum et Coca-Cola (track 13)
later versions:
Why Don't You (track 17)
À toi de choisir (Swinging On A Star) (track 3)
recording of:
Frenesi (track 4)
Tampico (track 7)
Why Don’t You Do Right? (1942-07-27) (track 17)
Rum and Coca-Cola (calypso) (1944) (track 13)
Swinging on a Star (1944-02-07) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Big Band Swing (track 3)
Bing Crosby Medley (track 3)
version of:

CD 2

composer:
Johnny S. Black (track 2)
Miarka Laparcerie (track 12)
Dino Olivieri (Musician and composer) (1936) (track 20)
Gilles (Swiss composer/vocalist/actor Jean Villard Gilles) (1939) (track 16)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1943) (track 18)
Harold Arlen (1944) (tracks 7, 7)
Albert Lasry (1945) (track 6)
Ted Mossman (1945) (tracks 10, 10)
Charles Trenet (1945) (track 6)
conductor:
Albert Lasry (1946) (track 6)
lyricist:
Johnny S. Black (track 2)
Miarka Laparcerie (track 12)
Jean Richepin (track 12)
Nino Rastelli (1936) (track 20)
Gilles (Swiss composer/vocalist/actor Jean Villard Gilles) (1939) (track 16)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1943) (track 18)
Johnny Mercer (1944) (tracks 7, 7)
Buddy Kaye (1945) (tracks 10, 10)
Charles Trenet (1945) (track 6)
orchestra:
translator:
Louis Poterat (track 20)
Sunny Skylar (track 9)
vocals:
Joséphine Baker (track 9)
Perry Como (American popular music singer and TV personality, 1912-2001) (1945-07-05) (track 10)
Charles Trenet (1946) (track 6)
writer:
Hughie Prince (tracks 1, 1)
Don Raye (tracks 1, 1)
publisher:
Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) (track 18)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 18)
cover recording of:
Till the End of Time (1945-07-05) (track 10)
is based on:
later translated versions:
Bim bam (track 16)
Das Meer (track 6)
De tre klockorna (track 16)
I’ll Be Yours (track 20)
Jimmy Brown (track 16)
The Three Bells (track 16)
later versions:
Beyond the Sea (track 6)
recording of:
Bésame Mucho (English lyric version by Sunny Skylar) (track 9)
J’attendrai (J’attendrai le jour et la nuit…) (track 20)
Les Trois Cloches (track 16)
Paper Doll (track 2)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (1940) (track 1)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (1941) (track 1)
La Mer (Charles Trenet song) (1946) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
Bing Crosby Medley (tracks 7, 7)
Overture (tracks 10, 10)
Perry Como Medley (tracks 10, 10)
translated version of:
Bésame mucho (Bésame, bésame mucho como si fuera esta noche la última vez) (track 9)
Tornerai (track 20)
version of:
Concerto for Cootie (track 18)

CD 3

recorded in:
Berlin, Germany (1930-02-06) (track 18)
composer:
Julian Dash (track 14)
Erskine Hawkins (track 14)
Bill Johnson (US jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist and arranger) (track 14)
Sam H. Stept (track 4)
Charles Tobias (Tin Pan Alley songwriter) (track 4)
Buddy Feyne (track 14)
Cole Porter (1935) (track 8)
Charles Trenet (1938) (track 17)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1940) (track 10)
Harold Arlen (1941) (track 16)
Don Swander (1941) (track 12)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (1941) (track 1)
June Hershey (1941) (track 12)
Alex Kramer (1944) (track 13)
conductor:
lyricist:
Lew Brown (track 4)
Buddy Feyne (track 14)
Cole Porter (1935) (track 8)
Charles Trenet (1938) (track 17)
Don Swander (1941) (track 12)
Mack Gordon (1941) (track 1)
June Hershey (1941) (track 12)
Johnny Mercer (1941) (track 16)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1942) (track 10)
Mack David (1944) (track 13)
Joan Whitney (1944) (track 13)
translator:
Reginald Connelly (track 18)
Sammy Lerner (track 18)
vocals:
Marlene Dietrich (actress and singer) (track 18)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (track 13)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 10)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 10)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 13)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 16)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 13)
arrangements:
Tuxedo Junction (arrangement for band) (track 14)
is the basis for:
Divine biguine (french) (track 8)
later parody versions:
Cha cha boum (track 17)
later translated versions:
Beguine (track 8)
Boom ! (track 17)
Chattanooga Choo‐Choo (Portuguese version) (track 1)
Das gibt es nur in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas) (track 12)
later versions:
Begin the Beguine (unknown language, not English) (track 8)
part of:
Jubilee (track 8)
recording of:
Begin the Beguine (track 8)
Blues in the Night (track 16)
Boum ! (track 17)
Candy (track 13)
Tuxedo Junction (track 14)
Falling in Love Again (Can’t Help It) (1930-02-06) (track 18)
referred to in medleys:
translated version of:
version of:
Never No Lament (track 10)

CD 4

recorded in:
Paris, Île-de-France, France (1945-03-29) (track 14)
piano:
Robert Chauvigny (track 3)
additional composer:
Saul Chaplin (tracks 1, 1)
composer:
Lothar Brühne (track 12)
Louiguy (track 3)
James V. Monaco (track 5)
Sholom Secunda (tracks 1, 1)
Maurice Vandair (french lyricist, not the jazz musician) (track 14)
Édith Piaf (track 3)
conductor:
Jacques Hélian (track 14)
Guy Luypaerts (track 3)
lyricist:
Bruno Balz (track 12)
Henri Bourtayre (aka 'James H. Midway') (track 14)
Sammy Cahn (tracks 1, 1)
Mack Gordon (track 5)
Édith Piaf (track 3)
orchestra:
performer:
The Andrews Sisters (1937-11-24) (track 1)
vocals:
Maurice Chevalier (track 14)
Zarah Leander (track 12)
Édith Piaf (track 3)
publisher:
Ufa-Ton (track 12)
ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion) (track 3)
arrangements:
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (tracks 1, 1)
La vie en rose (track 3)
later translated versions:
La Vie en rose (English translation) (track 3)
La vida es rosa (track 3)
La vie en rose (Swedish lyrics by Roland) (track 3)
Le vent m'a dit une chanson (du film "La Habanera") (track 12)
Mans mīļais draugs (tracks 1, 1)
Sä kaunehin oot (tracks 1, 1)
バラ色の人生 (track 3)
粉紅色的一生 (track 3)
later versions:
Allain is maar allain (tracks 1, 1)
recording of:
I Can’t Begin to Tell You (1940s song from “The Dolly Sisters”) (track 5)
Bei mir bist du schön (English version) (1937) (track 1)
Bei mir bist du schön (English version) (1937-11-24) (track 1)
Fleur de Paris (1945-03-29) (track 14)
La Vie en rose (French original) (1946-10-09) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (tracks 1, 1)
translated version of:
Bei mir bistu shein (original Yiddish version) (tracks 1, 1)

Release Group

Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/407735 [info]