Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Mad About the Boy
Dinah Washington 5 2:49
2 Cheek to Cheek
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 4 5:54
3 My Baby Just Cares for Me
Nina Simone 3:37
4 I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Louis Prima & Keely Smith 2:36
5 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
Nat King Cole 2:37
6 Hello Dolly
Louis Armstrong 2:31
7 Close to You
Lionel Hampton & Dinah Washington 4:43
8 I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Tony Bennett feat. The Count Basie Orchestra 3:02
9 September in the Rain
Peggy Lee 3:23
10 More Than You Know
Lena Horne 3:05
11 Carelessly
Billie Holiday 3:08
12 Willow Weep for Me
Lionel Hampton & Dinah Washington 5:06
13 Summertime
Sarah Vaughan 3:13
14 I Loves You Porgy
Nina Simone 4:10
15 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Dinah Washington 3:26
16 Moonlight in Vermont
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 5 3:43
17 A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Louis Armstrong 3:01
18 Stompin’ at the Savoy
Benny Goodman 2:26
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 St. James Infirmary
Louis Armstrong 4:50
2 Mood Indigo
Nina Simone 4:03
3 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Lena Horne 2:50
4 Willow Weep for Me
Dinah Washington 3:30
5 My Favourite Things
Sarah Vaughan 2:49
6 Stormy Weather
Billie Holiday 3:41
7 Don’t Be That Way
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 5:02
8 Stardust
Nat King Cole 2.5 3:17
9 Into Each Live Some Rain Must Fall
The Ink Spots 3:08
10 Moon Glow
The Mills Brothers 2:35
11 Black Coffee
Sarah Vaughan 3:19
12 Back Ole Time Blues
Louis Armstrong 4:04
13 The Mood That I’m In
Billie Holiday 3:03
14 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Nat King Cole 5 3:14
15 Makin’ Whoopie
Stéphane Grappelli 3:36
16 After You’ve Gone
Nina Simone 5:40
17 I’ve Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Peggy Lee 2:45
18 Black and Blue
Louis Armstrong 3:31
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Jeepers Creepers
Tony Bennett feat. The Count Basie Orchestra 2:04
2 They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 4:32
3 Nancy (with the Laughing Face)
Frank Sinatra 3:24
4 Nature Boy
Nat King Cole 2:38
5 Embraceable You
Engelbert Humperdinck 2:46
6 Ain’t Misbehavin’
Dave Brubeck 3:22
7 Blue Skies
Doris Day 1:46
8 Perdido
Sarah Vaughan 2:25
9 Just One of Those Things
Peggy Lee 2:17
10 Who Loves You
Billie Holiday 3:11
11 Sweethearts
Louis Armstrong & Frank Sinatra 5:32
12 The Dipsey Doo
Larry Clinton 2:57
13 So Rare
Jimmy Dorsey 2:36
14 How High the Moon
Ella Fitzgerald 3:12
15 Minnie the Moocher
Cab Calloway 3:32
16 I Cried For You
Dinah Washington 2:27
17 I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
Nina Simone 3:25
18 And the Angels Sing
Benny Goodman 3:11

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (track 3)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (1956-08-16) (tracks 2, 16)
drums:
Buddy Rich (1956-08-16) (tracks 2, 16)
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (track 3)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1956-08-16) (tracks 2, 16)
bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1956-08-16) (tracks 2, 16)
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (track 3)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (1956-08-16) (tracks 2, 16)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (track 3)
composer:
Noël Coward (track 1)
Walter Donaldson (track 3)
Karl Suessdorf (track 16)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 12)
Harry Ruby (1935) (track 17)
Irving Berlin (1935) (track 2)
Frederick Loewe (1956) (track 8)
lyricist:
Noël Coward (track 1)
John Blackburn (songwriter) (track 16)
Gus Kahn (track 3)
Alan Jay Lerner (track 8)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 12)
Irving Berlin (1935) (track 2)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1935) (track 17)
Bert Kalmar (1935) (track 17)
performer:
Louis Armstrong (tracks 2, 17)
Ella Fitzgerald (track 2)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (1956-08-16) (track 2)
Ella Fitzgerald (1956-08-16) (tracks 2, 16)
Louis Armstrong (1956-08-16 – 1967-08-16) (track 16)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (track 3)
writer:
Al Hoffman (track 7)
Carl Lampl (track 7)
Jerry Livingston (songwriter) (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
publisher:
Gus Kahn Music Co. (track 3)
Tobago Music Co. (track 3)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1956-08-16) (tracks 2, 16)
arrangements:
Mad About the Boy (arr Paul Campbell) (track 1)
cover recording of:
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face (My Fair Lady) (track 8)
Mad About the Boy (track 1)
Willow Weep for Me (track 12)
later translated versions:
Kind mot kind (track 2)
part of:
My Fair Lady (full musical) (track 8)
recording of:
Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat) (track 2)
Close to You (track 7)
Moonlight in Vermont (1956-08-16) (track 16)
My Baby Just Cares for Me (1957-12) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Top Hat Medley (Charlie Kunz) (tracks 2, 2)
My Fair Lady Suite (track 8)

CD 2

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-08-13) (track 7)
New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (track 2)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-13) (track 7)
drums:
Louie Bellson (1957-08-13) (track 7)
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (track 2)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1957-08-13) (track 7)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (track 2)
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1957-08-13) (track 7)
piano:
Nat King Cole (track 8)
Oscar Peterson (1957-08-13) (track 7)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (track 2)
composer:
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (track 7)
Edgar Sampson (track 7)
Turner Layton (1918) (tracks 16, 16, 16)
Hoagy Carmichael (1927) (track 8)
Barney Bigard (1930) (track 2)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1930) (track 2)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 4)
Harold Arlen (1933) (track 6)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1940) (track 14)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (track 8)
lead vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 16)
lyricist:
Mitchell Parish (track 7)
Henry Creamer (1918) (tracks 16, 16, 16)
Mitchell Parish (1929) (track 8)
Irving Mills (1930) (track 2)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 4)
Ted Koehler (1933) (track 6)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1942) (track 14)
producer:
Lee Gillette (track 8)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (track 8)
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-13) (track 7)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-08-13) (track 7)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (track 2)
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 6)
Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. (tracks 16, 16, 16)
Mills Music, Inc. (track 8)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 14)
EMI Mills Music Inc. (1930) (track 2)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1930) (track 2)
cover recording of:
After You’ve Gone (track 16)
Stormy Weather (track 6)
Willow Weep for Me (track 4)
Stardust (the jazz standard) (1956-12-19 – 1956-12-28) (track 8)
later translated versions:
Polvere di stelle (track 8)
later versions:
Nostalgia (Marie Myriam song) (track 6)
live cover recording of:
After You’ve Gone (track 16)
live recording of:
After You’ve Gone (track 16)
recording of:
Don't Be That Way (track 7)
Mood Indigo (1930 jazz composition and song) (1957-12) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (tracks 16, 16, 16)
version of:
Never No Lament (track 14)

CD 3

composer:
Ziggy Elman (track 18)
Arthur Freed (track 16)
Abe Lyman (track 16)
lyricist:
Gus Arnheim (track 16)
Johnny Mercer (track 18)
performer:
Count Basie (track 1)
publisher:
Arthur Freed Music (track 16)
recording of:
And the Angels Sing (track 18)
I Cried for You (track 16)