Annotation

Recorded July 4, 1950 (tracks 1, 5-7, 18), April 19, 1951 (tracks 2-4, 8-10) and April 10, 1952 (tracks 11-16) at the Pathé Pelouze studio in Paris.
Reissue of the Blue Star 10" LP 6802 (tracks 1-10) and 6805 (tracks 11-18).

Annotation last modified on 2014-11-24 18:35 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Summertime
2:51
2 Night and Day
2:37
3 Easy to Love
2:59
4 Where or When
2:39
5 Flamingo
2:58
6 Stardust
3:19
7 Old Man River
2:50
8 The Man I Love
2:45
9 Georgia on My Mind
2:54
10 Over the Rainbow
2:52
11 Laura
4:16
12 Somebody Loves Me
2:54
13 Old Folks at Home
3:20
14 Riviera Blues (Blues à la Don)
2:40
15 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
2:58
16 I Cover the Waterfront
4:07
17 It's the Talk of the Town
3:28
18 A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
2:57

Credits

CD 1

anthem of:
Florida, United States (1935 –) (track 13)
Georgia, United States (1979 –) (track 9)
drums:
Benny Bennet (drummer and bandleader) (tracks 2–4, 8–10)
Bill Clark (Drummer) (tracks 11–16)
Claude Marty (tracks 1, 5–7, 18)
guitar:
Jean-Pierre Sasson (tracks 2–4, 8–10)
Jean-Jacques Tilché (tracks 1, 5–7, 18)
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (tracks 11–16)
Roger Grasset (tracks 1, 5–7, 18)
Jacques "Popof" Medvedko (tracks 2–4, 8–10)
piano:
Art Simmons (tracks 1, 5–7, 11–16, 18)
Maurice Vander (tracks 2–4, 8–10)
tenor saxophone:
Don Byas (tracks 1–16, 18)
composer:
Irving Berlin (track 18)
George Gershwin (composer) (track 1)
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (track 16)
Ted Grouya (track 5)
Edward Heyman (track 16)
Jerome Kern (track 15)
Stephen Foster (composer) (1851) (track 13)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 8)
Hoagy Carmichael (1927) (track 6)
Jerome Kern (1927) (track 7)
Hoagy Carmichael (1930) (track 9)
Cole Porter (1932) (track 2)
Cole Porter (1936) (track 3)
Harold Arlen (1938) (track 10)
David Raksin (1944) (track 11)
lyricist:
Edward Heyman (track 16)
Edmund Anderson (track 5)
Ira Gershwin (track 1)
Otto Harbach (track 15)
DuBose Heyward (track 1)
Stephen Foster (composer) (1851) (track 13)
Ira Gershwin (1924) (track 8)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1927) (track 7)
Mitchell Parish (1929) (track 6)
Stuart Gorrell (1930) (track 9)
Cole Porter (1932) (track 2)
Cole Porter (1936) (track 3)
Yip Harburg (1938) (track 10)
Johnny Mercer (1945) (track 11)
publisher:
Carlin Music Group (track 13)
Chappell & Co. (track 1)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 10)
Leo Feist Music (track 10)
New World Company (track 8)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (track 15)
Universal/MCA Music (music publisher; do not use as release label!) (track 7)
Warner/Chappell (tracks 1, 10)
Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd. (1930 –) (track 9)
Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. (later renamed as Peermusic) (1930 –) (track 9)
Ira Gershwin Music (1935) (track 1)
WB Music Corp. (1935) (track 1)
株式会社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) (2017-04-01 –) (track 10)
recorded at:
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1950-07-04) (tracks 1, 5–7, 18)
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1951-04-19) (tracks 2–4, 8–10)
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1952-04-10) (tracks 11–16)
arrangements:
Old Folks at Home (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 13)
The Man I Love (for solo piano, transcr. by Percy Grainger) (track 8)
The Man I Love (for piano solo) (track 8)
cover recording of:
Flamingo (track 5)
instrumental cover recording of:
Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz) (track 10)
Stardust (the jazz standard) (track 6)
instrumental recording of:
Easy to Love (track 3)
Georgia on My Mind (track 9)
Laura (1945 song) (track 11)
Night and Day (Cole Porter song) (track 2)
Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) (track 13)
Ol’ Man River (track 7)
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (track 1)
The Man I Love (track 8)
is the basis for:
Doin’ Time (track 1)
MAIN THEME (Rainbow Islands) (track 10)
South Bay Surfer (track 13)
Summertime (track 1)
The Bones of You (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Tschibuti (track 1)
later translated versions:
Fumo negli occhi (track 15)
Goisern (track 9)
Laura (track 11)
Mia zwa (track 8)
Ovan regnbågen (track 10)
Polvere di stelle (track 6)
Pāri varavīksnei (Over the Rainbow) (track 10)
Sommartid (track 1)
Souvenir de Laura (French version of "Laura") (track 11)
Summa is (track 1)
Tout le jour, toute la nuit (Night and Day; du film "Joyeuse divorcée") (track 2)
スワニー河 (track 13)
later versions:
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Marusha rave version of "Over the Rainbow") (track 10)
orchestrations:
Ol' Man River (orchestrated by R. Williams) (track 7)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 8)
Born to Dance (track 3)
Gay Divorce (track 2)
Roberta (track 15)
Show Boat (1951 film) (track 7)
Show Boat: Act I (track 7)
The Wizard of Oz (Arlen/Harburg musical, introduced in the 1939 motion picture) (track 10)
recording of:
version of:
Laura (original 1944 film theme) (track 11)

Release Group

part of: Jazz in Paris (number: 21)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000661956 [info]