And the Winner Is...Capitol Sings the Best Movie Songs

And the Winner Is...Capitol Sings the Best Movie Songs

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Show tunes provide a multitude of reference material for the traditional vintage jazz or pop vocalist. Then there are movie themes, more familiar to the general public, especially when they were seen later on a modern invention called television. This collection of 26 tracks features a modicum of jazz, but mainly pop tunes from the Golden Era of the '30s, '40s, and '50s. Big bands are prevalent as the backup groups, sometimes including strings, with little instrumental improvisation and stock charts. Among the most famous of these sentimental journey songs are "Moon River" from Billy May, "Call Me Irresponsible" by Bobby Darin, Dean Martin's slightly sloshed "Baby, It's Cold Outside," and Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa" and his actually hip "The Continental" (two of three Cole selections heard here). There are also two from Johnny Mandel with the Pied Pipers, "Swinging on a Star" by Freddie Slack, a young Nancy Wilson with "Secret Love," and soupier group vocal pieces from the King Sisters, Bob Hope with the Clark Sisters, the Lettermen, the Four Freshmen, and Ray Anthony with the Belvederes on the apropos "Thanks for the Memory." Overall, this is nothing more than a trip down that lane of reminiscence for those familiar with the old dirt road path to grandma's, now a superhighway.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/1992
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077779847525
catalogNumber: 98475

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tex Ritter   Vocals,Track Performer
June Christy   Track Performer
Four Freshmen   Vocals,Track Performer
Judy Garland   Vocals,Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Lettermen   Vocals,Track Performer
Dean Martin   Vocals,Track Performer
Martino   Vocals,Track Performer
Pied Pipers   Track Performer
Nancy Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Baxter   Conductor
Bobby Darin   Vocals,Track Performer
Ray Anthony   Conductor,Vocals,Track Performer
Billy May   Conductor,Vocals,Track Performer
Mavis Rivers   Vocals,Track Performer
Margaret Whiting   Vocals,Track Performer
Pete Rugolo   Conductor
Freddie Slack   Conductor,Track Performer
Keely Smith   Vocals,Track Performer
Helen O'Connell   Vocals,Track Performer
Alvino Rey   Conductor
Dick Haymes   Vocals,Track Performer
Frank deVol   Conductor
Dick Powell   Vocals,Track Performer
King Sisters   Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Hope   Vocals,Track Performer
Max Bennett   Accompaniment
Nat King Cole   Vocals,Track Performer
Peter DeAngelis   Conductor
Jimmie Haskell   Conductor
Jimmy Jones   Conductor
Gus Levene   Conductor
Johnny Mercer   Vocals,Track Performer
Anthony Morelli   Conductor
Dick Reynolds   Conductor
Richard Wess   Conductor
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Conductor
Jack Cathcart   Conductor
Belvederes   Track Performer
Ian Bernard   Conductor
Winifred Shaw   Vocals,Track Performer
Brian Sisters   Vocals,Track Performer
Clark Sisters   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

June Christy   Contributor
Billy May   Arranger
Joe Castro   Contributor
Pete Rugolo   Arranger
Max Bennett   Contributor
Peter DeAngelis   Arranger
Jimmie Haskell   Arranger
Jimmy Jones   Arranger
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Bob Norberg   Remixing
Dick Reynolds   Arranger
Richard Wess   Arranger
Brad Benedict   Producer
Wayne Watkins   Contributor
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Ian Bernard   Arranger
Robert Risko   Artwork

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