Complete Irving Berlin Songbooks

Complete Irving Berlin Songbooks



The Complete Irving Berlin Songbooks combines the three individual discs in the Irving Berlin Songbook series -- Blue Skies, Cheek to Cheek, and the instrumental How Deep Is the Ocean -- in a mid-priced slipcase. All three discs are intelligently compiled and presented. Jazz purists may balk at various-artists collections, but compilations rarely come as good as this. It may rely exclusively on the Verve roster, but Songbooks draws a good portrait of the songwriter through interpretations by Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Anita O'Day, Frankie Laine, Joe Williams, Fred Astaire, Cassandra Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Bill Evans, the Three Sounds, Stephane Grappelli, Red Norvo, Teddy Wilson and Gerry Mulligan, among many others.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/1997
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731453944220
catalogNumber: 539442

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Scott   Clarinet
Fred Astaire   Vocals,Track Performer
Bing Crosby   Vocals,Track Performer
Frankie Laine   Vocals,Track Performer
Ernestine Anderson   Vocals,Track Performer
Billy Bauer   Guitar,Track Performer
Louie Bellson   Drums
Bob Brookmeyer   Vibes,Track Performer
Ray Bryant   Piano
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Terri Lyne Carrington   Drums
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone,Track Performer
Bob Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Eckstine   Vocals,Track Performer
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet,Track Performer
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Bill Evans   Piano
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Erroll Garner   Piano,Track Performer
Jimmy Giuffre   Bassoon
Stéphane Grappelli   Vocals,Track Performer
Freddie Green   Guitar
Lionel Hampton   Vibes,Track Performer
Bill Harris   Trombone
Gene Harris   Piano,Track Performer
Shirley Horn   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Henry Johnson   Guitar
Jo Jones   Drums
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Mel Lewis   Drums
Shelly Manne   Drums,Track Performer
Pierre Michelot   Bass
Red Mitchell   Bass
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone,Track Performer
Ted Nash   Tenor Saxophone
Red Norvo   Xylophone,Track Performer
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Oscar Peterson   Piano,Celeste,Track Performer
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Lonnie Plaxico   Bass
Specs Powell   Drums
Buddy Rich   Drums
Jerome Richardson   Tenor Saxophone
Max Roach   Drums
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone
Norman Simmons   Piano
Paul Smith   Piano
Slam Stewart   Bass
Art Taylor   Drums
3 Sounds   Ensemble,Track Performer
Dinah Washington   Vocals,Track Performer
Ethel Waters   Vocals,Track Performer
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Joe Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Teddy Wilson   Piano,Track Performer
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet,Track Performer
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Buddy Clark   Bass
Cozy Cole   Drums
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Oliver Jackson   Drums
Pete Jolly   Piano
Stan Levey   Drums
Lou Levy   Piano
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Ernie Royal   Flugelhorn
Pete Rugolo   Conductor
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Buddy Bregman   Conductor
Hal Mooney   Conductor
Anita O'Day   Vocals,Track Performer
Gene Ramey   Bass
Ray Copeland   Trumpet
Charlie Kennedy   Alto Saxophone
Charles Ables   Bass
Porcino   Trumpet
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Badgley   Bass
Hal Blaine   Drums
Reginald Beane   Piano
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Keter Betts   Bass
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Harry Bluestone   Concert Master
Ray Brown   Bass
Monty Budwig   Bass
Larry Bunker   Vibes
Don Butterfield   Tuba
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Red Callender   Bass
Gene Cipriano   Woodwind
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Mickey Crane   Piano
Bill Crow   Bass
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Bill Dowdy   Drums
Harry Geller   Conductor
Chuck Gentry   Baritone Saxophone
Roger Grasset   Bass
Johnny Hartman   Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Helms   Guitar
Hendrickson   Guitar
Milt Hinton   Bass
Francis Howard   Trombone
Osie Johnson   Drums
Gerryck King   Drums
Clyde Lombardi   Bass
Junior Mance   Piano
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Mickey Mangano   Trumpet
Baptiste "Mac Kac" Reilles   Drums
George Roberts   Trombone
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Jack Ryan   Bass
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals,Track Performer
Art Simmons   Piano
Andy Simpkins   Bass
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Fred Stulce   Clarinet
Billy Taylor   Piano
Bobby Tucker   Piano,Conductor
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Maurice Vander   Piano
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Conductor
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Julian Lee   Conductor
Blossom Seeley   Vocals,Track Performer
Andrew Ackers   Piano
Tommy Bryant   Bass
Hal Mooney Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Gus Chappell   Trombone
Joe Thomas   Trumpet
Maurice Stein   Alto Saxophone
Steve Williams   Drums
Buddy Bregman & Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Jean-Jacques Tilche   Guitar
Claydes Smith   Drums

Technical Credits

Billy May   Arranger
Pete Rugolo   Arranger
Buddy Bregman   Arranger
Hal Mooney   Arranger
Norman Granz   Producer
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Harry Geller   Arranger
Leroy Lovett   Director
Chico O'Farrill   Arranger
Richard Seidel   Producer,Executive Producer
Bob Shad   Producer
Jack Tracy   Producer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Arranger
Stefan Winter   Producer
Harry Lim   Producer
Julian Lee   Arranger
Hal Mooney Orchestra   Contributor
Lisa Po-Ying Huang   Art Direction

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