Various Artists - The Gentlemen Sing: From The Big Band Era And Beyond:

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After assembling albums titled THE LADIES SING JASCD390 and THE GROUPS SING JASCD393 it was incumbent upon us to give equal attention to the male vocalists from the Big Band Era and beyond, sampling in many instances both their Big Band performances and then their later starring roles as featured solo singers. We knew at the outset, of course, that both Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra should be given top billing and they've each been placed at the beginning of the two CDs in this collection. Nineteen other singers have been included to chronicle some key moments in musical history, both from a standpoint of popularity and contribution to the vocal art. Even a few novelty songs have been included as a sampling of what was going on in many of the Big Bands at the time.

See also JASCD 390 and JASCD 393.

Track Listing

Disc One
1. Frank Sinatra - Stardust
2. Frank Sinatra - There Are Such Things
3. Frank Sinatra - Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
4. Frank Sinatra - I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night
5. Frank Sinatra - Why Try To Change Me Now
6. Johnny Mercer - Strip Polka
7. Johnny Mercer - On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe
8. Johnny Mercer - Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
9. Johnny Mercer - G. I. Jive
10. Bob Eberly - The Breeze And I
11. Bob Eberly - Maria Elena
12. Bob Eberly - I Understand
13. Billy Eckstine - Blue Moon
14. Billy Eckstine - Sophisticated Lady
15. Andy Russell - Besame Mucho
16. Andy Russell -Amor
17. Andy Russell -Laughing On The Outside
18. Skip Nelson - That Old Black Magic
19. Vaughn Monroe - Racing With The Moon
20. Vaughn Monroe - Let's Get Lost
21. Vaughn Monroe - Ballerina
22. Frankie Laine - That's My Desire
23. Frankie Laine - Mule Train
24. Hoagy Carmichael - Huggin' And Chalkin'
25. Butch Stone - The Frim Fram Sauce

Disc Two
1. Bing Crosby - Be Careful, It's My Heart
2. Bing Crosby - Moonlight Becomes You
3. Bing Crosby - Swinging On A Star
4. Bing Crosby - San Fernando Valley
5. Bing Crosby - Now Is The Hour
6. Ray Eberle - Moonlight Cocktail
7. Ray Eberle -At Last
8. Dick Haymes - You'll Never Know
9. Dick Haymes - Little White Lies
10. Dick Haymes - It Might As Well Be Spring
11. Dick Haymes - How Blue The Night
12. Eddy Howard - I Wonder, 1 Wonder, I Wonder
13. Eddy Howard - To Each His Own
14. Art Lund - Mam'selle
15. Art Lund - Sleepy Time Gal
16. Nat 'King' Cole - Nature Boy
17. Nat 'King' Cole - Portrait Of Jennie
18. Nat 'King' Cole - Mona Lisa
19. Nat 'King' Cole - Orange Coloured Sky
20. Perry Como - Till The End Of Time
21. Perry Como - Prisoner Of Love
22. Perry Como - When You Were Sweet Sixteen
23. Perry Como -Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
24. Tex Beneke - A Gal In Calico
25. Ronnie Kemper - Cecilia
26. Ziggy Talent - Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long


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