The Great Vocalists [Pearl]

The Great Vocalists [Pearl]


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This Pearl Flapper set does include some pretty fantastic singers, many of them in the most popular performances of their career, but The Great Vocalists is compromised by its attempt to include both European-influenced vocalists in the classical mold as well as the American singers inspired by jazz and more contemporary popular music. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Al Jolson, the Ink Spots, the Andrews Sisters -- all of these great vocal artists are represented, most with the songs that best-characterize their appeal during the '30s and '40s (though, indeed, most aren't their best performances). Much of the rest cycles between second-rank Americans (Tony Martin, the Merry Macs, Connee Boswell, Jo Stafford) with vocalists known best to audiences familiar with British orchestras and the London theater (Al Bowlly, Denny Dennis, Anne Zeigler and Webster Booth, Turner Layton, Anne Shelton, Carl Brisson). It does earn points for including artists who are seldom anthologized, though the sheer number of starched collars and unflinching vibratos will likely drive away fans of vocal jazz.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/1997
Label: Pearl
UPC: 0727031701828
catalogNumber: 7018

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrews Sisters   Track Performer
Bing Crosby   Track Performer
Frank Sinatra   Track Performer
Jo Stafford   Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Jolson   Track Performer
Fats Waller   Track Performer
Connee Boswell   Track Performer
Adelaide Hall   Track Performer
Chick Henderson   Track Performer
Ink Spots   Track Performer
Tony Martin   Track Performer
Dorothy Carless   Track Performer
Bowlly   Track Performer
Webster Booth   Track Performer
Tino Rossi   Track Performer
Turner Layton   Track Performer
Frances Langford   Track Performer
Anne Shelton   Track Performer
Merry Macs   Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Anne Ziegler   Track Performer
Denny Dennis   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Van Alexander   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Bill Finegan   Composer
Jerry Gray   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Eddie Lane   Composer
Don R. Baker   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Dino Olivieri   Composer
Nat D. Ayer   Composer

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