You're the Top: The Love Songs of Cole Porter

You're the Top: The Love Songs of Cole Porter

by Bobby ShortBobby Short


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Although he modestly calls himself a mere "saloon singer," Bobby Short has long been one of the most delightful pianist-vocalists on the cabaret circuit. His throaty baritone is a perfect match for the refined songs of Cole Porter with their international jet-set spirit. Unlike many other nightclub singers, Short sings with full-voiced, heart-tugging expressivity that makes emotional statements out of these time-worn Broadway standards. In this selection, Short is accompanied by a sprightly jazz ensemble, led by the gifted bass player Frank Tate. Highlights include Short's wistful vocal on "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "What is This Thing Called Love?," which is sung as an nervy question that expects a real answer. YOU'RE THE TOP, Short's refreshing take on these Porter standards, is the top itself.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1999
Label: Telarc
UPC: 0089408346323
catalogNumber: 83463
Rank: 147904

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Short   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Howard Alden   Guitar
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Loren Schoenberg   Conductor,Tenor Saxophone
Klaus Suonsaari   Drums
Jay Berliner   Guitar
Danny Bank   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Jay Brandford   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
John Eckert   Trumpet
Virgil Jones   Trumpet
Tony Kadleck   Trumpet
Doug Lawrence   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Pring   Trombone
Jack Stuckey   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Frank Tate   Bass

Technical Credits

John Snyder   Producer
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction,Cover Design

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