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)
drums (drum set):
Buddy Rich (1956-08-16) (tracks 2, 16)
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (track 3)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (1956-08-16) (tracks 2, 16)
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)
arranger:
James Morgan (conductor) (track 13)
Juliette Pochin (track 13)
composer:
Noël Coward (tracks 1, 1)
Walter Donaldson (tracks 3, 3)
Sammy Fain (track 5)
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 13–14)
Jerry Herman (track 6)
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 (tracks 1, 1)
Jerry Herman (track 6)
John Blackburn (songwriter) (track 16)
Ira Gershwin (tracks 13–14)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 13–14)
Gus Kahn (tracks 3, 3)
Alan Jay Lerner (Lyricist and composer) (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:
Bethlehem Records (50s Jazz Label) (1958) (track 3)
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1992) (track 3)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1992) (track 3)
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1993) (track 3)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1993) (track 3)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 13)
Chappell Music Co. Inc. (tracks 3, 3)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 1, 1, 13)
Gus Kahn Music Co. (tracks 3, 3)
Tobago Music Co. (tracks 3, 3)
Warner/Chappell (track 13)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (tracks 8, 13)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 14)
Ira Gershwin Music (1935) (track 13)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1935) (track 13)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1956-08-16) (tracks 2, 16)
Beltone Studios in New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (track 3)
arrangements:
Mad About the Boy (arr Paul Campbell) (tracks 1, 1)
Summertime (catch-all for arrangements) (track 13)
cover recording of:
Hello, Dolly! (track 6)
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face (My Fair Lady) (track 8)
Willow Weep for Me (track 12)
Mad About the Boy (1961) (track 1)
is based on:
is the basis for:
Doin’ Time (track 13)
Summertime (Rick Wakeman arrangement) (track 13)
The Bones of You (track 13)
later translated parody versions:
Tschibuti (track 13)
later translated versions:
C'est l'été (track 13)
Kind mot kind (track 2)
Kumm hoit mi Porgy (track 14)
Sommartid (track 13)
Summa is (track 13)
later versions:
Hello, Dolly (french version) (track 6)
part of:
Hello, Dolly! (track 6)
My Fair Lady (full musical) (track 8)
recording of:
Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat) (track 2)
Close to You (track 7)
I Loves You, Porgy (track 14)
Mad About the Boy (track 1)
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (track 13)
Moonlight in Vermont (1956-08-16) (track 16)
My Baby Just Cares for Me (1957-12) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Porgy and Bess Suite (tracks 13–14)
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)
drums (drum set):
Louie Bellson (1957-08-13) (track 7)
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (track 2)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-13) (track 7)
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)
arranger:
Joe Primrose (track 1)
composer:
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (track 7)
Will Hudson (track 10)
Irving Mills (track 10)
Edgar Sampson (track 7)
Fats Waller (track 18)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
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:
Nat King Cole (track 8)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 16)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
Harry Brooks (jazz pianist & songwriter) (track 18)
Eddie DeLange (track 10)
Mitchell Parish (track 7)
Andy Razaf (track 18)
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:
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)
phonographic copyright by:
Phillips (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1966) (track 2)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (1977) (track 16)
publisher:
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 14)
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)
recorded at:
Beltone Studios in New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (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:
Nid mis Problem (track 18)
Ohne dich (Stormy Weather) (track 6)
Polvere di stelle (track 8)
Quand il pleut (Stormy Weather) (track 6)
later versions:
J'avais deux amis (track 1)
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:
Black and Blue (track 18)
Moonglow (track 10)
St. James Infirmary (Joe Primrose's arrangement) (track 1)
Don't Be That Way (1957-08-13) (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)
The Unfortunate Rake (Roud 2; Laws Q26 / B1) (track 1)

CD 3

arranger:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 17)
composer:
Ziggy Elman (track 18)
Arthur Freed (track 16)
Abe Lyman (track 16)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 2)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 4)
lyricist:
Gus Arnheim (track 16)
Johnny Mercer (track 18)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 2)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 4)
performer:
Count Basie (track 1)
writer:
Dally Small (track 17)
Clarence Williams (track 17)
publisher:
Arthur Freed Music (track 16)
Golden World (track 4)
Ira Gershwin Music (track 2)
Sam Fox Publishing Co. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 17)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 2)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 2)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 2)
arrangements:
later translated versions:
Luonnon poika (Luonnonlapsi) (track 4)
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)
recording of:
And the Angels Sing (track 18)
I Cried for You (track 16)
I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl (Nina Simone's version) (track 17)
Nature Boy (track 4)
version of:
Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl (Bessie Smith's version) (track 17)