Annotation

One of these "listener-digest" huge budget sets compiling in 30 discs a range of jazz musicians, apparently drawing the takes from public domain material.
If cheap, maybe this is a good dig for absolute beginners who want an overview about things. Amateurs, obviously, stay away.

The Mingus disc consists exclusively of early 1945-49 singles, probably ripped from the (way superior) "West Coast" Mingus late anthology.

Annotation last modified on 2014-05-02 16:04 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1: Stan Getz
CD 2: Astrud Gilberto
CD 3: Django Reinhardt
CD 4: Sarah Vaughan
CD 5: Tony Bennett
CD 6: B.B. King
CD 7: Ray Charles
CD 8: Miles Davis
CD 9: Charles Mingus
CD 10: John Coltrane
CD 11: Nina Simone
CD 12: Buddy Guy
CD 13: Glenn Miller
CD 14: Judy Garland
CD 15: Count Basie
CD 16: Charlie Parker
CD 17: Billie Holiday
CD 18: Benny Goodman
CD 19: Sidney Bechet
CD 20: Dizzy Gillespie
CD 21: Duke Ellington
CD 22: Ella Fitzgerald
CD 23: Perry Como
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Till the End of Time
Perry Como 3:11
2 If I'm Lucky
Perry Como 2:57
3 Bali Ha'i
Perry Como 3:33
4 If
Perry Como 3:06
5 I Wanna Go Home (With You)
Perry Como 2:22
6 Sonata
Perry Como 3:18
7 Some Enchanted Evening
Perry Como 3:29
8 A Garden in the Rain
Perry Como 3:04
9 With a Song in My Heart
Perry Como 2:14
10 They Say It's Wonderful
Perry Como 2:34
11 Far Away Places
Perry Como 3:03
12 A Bushel and a Peck
Perry Como 2:45
13 Long Ago and Far Away
Perry Como 3:09
14 Prisoner of Love
Perry Como 4 3:31
15 Temptation
Perry Como 2:46
16 Blue Room
Perry Como 3:29
CD 24: Louis Armstrong
CD 25: Nat King Cole
CD 26: Erroll Garner
CD 27: Lionel Hampton
CD 28: John Lee Hooker
CD 29: Muddy Waters
CD 30: Sonny Terry

Credits

CD 23: Perry Como

composer:
Nacio Herb Brown (US songwriter) (tracks 15, 15)
Russ Columbo (American singer, songwriter, violinist and actor) (tracks 14, 14)
Eddie DeLange (track 2)
Tolchard Evans (tracks 4, 4)
Clarence Gaskill (tracks 14, 14)
Jerome Kern (track 13)
Josef Myrow (track 2)
Richard Rodgers (tracks 3, 7)
Irving Berlin (tracks 10, 10)
Frank Loesser (track 12)
Richard Rodgers (1926) (track 16)
Carroll Gibbons (1928) (track 8)
Richard Rodgers (1929) (track 9)
Ted Mossman (1945) (tracks 1, 1)
lyricist:
Irving Berlin (tracks 10, 10)
Stanley J. Damerell (tracks 4, 4)
Arthur Freed (tracks 15, 15)
Ira Gershwin (track 13)
Oscar Hammerstein II (tracks 3, 7)
Robert Hargreaves (tracks 4, 4)
Frank Loesser (track 12)
Leo Robin (tracks 14, 14)
Lorenz Hart (1926) (track 16)
James Dyrenforth (1928) (track 8)
Lorenz Hart (1929) (track 9)
Buddy Kaye (1945) (tracks 1, 1)
orchestra:
Russ Case and His Orchestra (1945-12-18) (track 14)
Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra (1950-11-28) (track 4)
producer:
Charles R. Grean (track 4)
vocals:
Perry Como (American popular music singer and TV personality, 1912-2001) (1945-07-05) (track 1)
Perry Como (American popular music singer and TV personality, 1912-2001) (1945-12-18) (track 14)
Perry Como (American popular music singer and TV personality, 1912-2001) (1949-03-01) (track 7)
Perry Como (American popular music singer and TV personality, 1912-2001) (1950-11-28) (track 4)
writer:
Alex Kramer (1948) (track 11)
Joan Whitney (1948) (track 11)
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 7)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 13)
Williamson Music Company (tracks 3, 7)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (1944) (track 13)
cover recording of:
If (Song, popular in the 1950s) (track 4)
Prisoner of Love (track 14)
Temptation (track 15)
They Say It’s Wonderful (from “Annie Get Your Gun”) (track 10)
Till the End of Time (1945-07-05) (track 1)
is based on:
later translated versions:
Sanovat sitä ihmeelliseksi (tracks 10, 10)
part of:
Singin' in the Rain (1952 film) (tracks 15, 15)
South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein musical) (tracks 3, 7)
Guys and Dolls (full musical) (track 12)
Annie Get Your Gun (tracks 10, 10)
recording of:
A Bushel and a Peck (track 12)
Bali Ha’i (South Pacific) (track 3)
Blue Room (track 16)
Far Away Places (track 11)
If (Song, popular in the 1950s) (track 4)
If I’m Lucky (track 2)
Temptation (track 15)
They Say It’s Wonderful (from “Annie Get Your Gun”) (track 10)
Prisoner of Love (1945-12-18) (track 14)
Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific) (1949-03-01) (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
Overture (tracks 1, 1, 14, 14–15, 15)
Perry Como Medley (tracks 1, 1)
Annie Get Your Gun Suite (tracks 10, 10)
South Pacific Suite (tracks 3, 7)

Release

ASIN: UK: B000A2GJA8 [info]