Annotation

Another one in the Songbook serie, again with Nelson Riddle.
Variously titled as "The Jerome Kern Songbook" "Ella Sings the..."

Annotation last modified on 2007-11-16 18:24 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Let's Begin
2:59
2 A Fine Romance
2 3:38
3 All the Things You Are
3:17
4 I'll Be Hard to Handle
3:50
5 You Couldn't Be Cuter
3:15
6 She Didn't Say Yes
3:23
7 I'm Old Fashioned
3:29
8 Remind Me
3:52
9 The Way You Look Tonight
4:30
10 Yesterdays
2:52
11 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
3:56
12 Why Was I Born?
3:43

Credits

CD 1

additional lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 4)
arranger:
Nelson Riddle (tracks 1–12)
composer:
Jerome Kern (track 10)
Jerome Kern (1927) (track 11)
Jerome Kern (1929) (track 12)
Jerome Kern (1931) (track 6)
Jerome Kern (1932) (track 4)
Jerome Kern (1933) (track 1)
Jerome Kern (1936) (tracks 2, 2, 9)
Jerome Kern (1938) (track 5)
Jerome Kern (1939) (tracks 3, 3)
Jerome Kern (1940) (track 8)
Jerome Kern (1942) (track 7)
conductor:
Nelson Riddle (1963) (tracks 1–12)
engineer:
Val Valentin (tracks 1–12)
lead vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (1963) (tracks 1–12)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 1)
Otto Harbach (track 10)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1927) (track 11)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1929) (track 12)
Otto Harbach (1931) (track 6)
Bernard Dougall (1932) (track 4)
Otto Harbach (1933) (track 1)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1936) (tracks 2, 2, 9)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1938) (track 5)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1939) (tracks 3, 3)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1940) (track 8)
Johnny Mercer (1942) (track 7)
performer:
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1963) (tracks 1–12)
producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 1–12)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (tracks 2, 2)
PolyGram Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 3, 3, 9–10)
Polygram Int. Publishing (tracks 3, 3)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (track 7)
T.B. Harms Co. (tracks 3, 3)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (tracks 10–11)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 10)
cover recording of:
A Fine Romance (1963) (track 2)
All the Things You Are (from Very Warm for May) (1963) (track 3)
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (1963) (track 11)
I'm Old Fashioned (1963) (track 7)
I’ll Be Hard to Handle (1963) (track 4)
Let’s Begin (1963) (track 1)
Remind Me (1963) (track 8)
She Didn’t Say Yes (1963) (track 6)
The Way You Look Tonight (1963) (track 9)
Why Was I Born? (1963) (track 12)
Yesterdays (1963) (track 10)
You Couldn't Be Cuter (1963) (track 5)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Det som var (track 10)
L'oiseau s'envole (track 11)
part of:
Roberta (tracks 1, 4, 10)
Show Boat (1951 film) (track 11)
Show Boat: Act I (track 11)
recording of:
A Fine Romance (track 2)
All the Things You Are (from Very Warm for May) (1963-01-07 –) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Swing Time Medley (tracks 2, 2, 9)

Release

ASIN: US: B0000046X8 [info]