The Song Is You: Capitol Sings Jerome Kern ()


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One of the most prolific of Tin Pan Alley scribes, Jerome Kern is given the royal treatment here with 25 vintage interpretations by some of the finest singers in jazz and pop. The likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan may be missing (two stars from songbook competitors Verve), but Capitol more than makes up for it with golden takes from Peggy Lee, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Jo Stafford, and Judy Garland. Among the many other choice cuts on display, the disc features particularly fine sides by Dinah Washington ("Jim") ...

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  1. The Song Is You
  2. All the Things You Are
  3. Pick Yourself Up
  4. In Love in Vain
  5. The Way You Look Tonight
  6. Why Was I Born?
  7. Lovely to Look At
  8. I Won't Dance
  9. Look for the Silver Lining
  10. They Didn't Believe Me
  11. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
  12. Long Ago (And Far Away)
  13. Who?
  14. I'm Old Fashioned
  15. The Folks Who Live on the Hill
  16. The Last Time I Saw Paris
  17. Sure Thing
  18. Make Believe
  19. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  20. Bill
  21. You Were Never Lovelier
  22. A Fine Romance
  23. Dearly Beloved
  24. Yesterdays
  25. Ol' Man River
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