And the Angels Sing: Divas of the Big Band Era

And the Angels Sing: Divas of the Big Band Era


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In 2008, Dynamic Entertainment put out a series of hefty reissue compilations variously touching upon boogie-woogie, Dixieland jazz, and a 74-track anthology devoted to Divas of the Big Band Era bearing the title And the Angels Sing. Finding blues empress Bessie Smith in the mix is a pleasant surprise, and her presence is provocatively complimented by Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters, Ivie Anderson, and Mildred Bailey. The range of talent represented here is quite impressive, as Ella Fitzgerald, Martha Tilton, Helen Forrest, Connee Boswell, Lena Horne, and Lee Wiley meet Peggy Lee, Jo Stafford, Chris Connor, June Christy, Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting, Helen O'Connell, Kitty Kallen, Judy Garland, Dinah Shore, and Doris Day. The modern end of the spectrum is powerfully personified by Helen Merrill, Julie London, Anita O'Day, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, and Dinah Washington. This impressive and at times awe-inspiring lineup makes And the Angels Sing as strong and worthwhile as its sister editions in the Dynamic Entertainment catalog.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2008
Label: Dynamic
UPC: 0827139355029
catalogNumber: 3550
Rank: 103959


Disc 1

  1. I'm Beginning to See the Light
  2. But Beautiful
  3. I Wanna Be Loved
  4. 'Deed I Do
  5. Early Autumn
  6. The Lady Is a Tramp
  7. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
  8. A Tree in the Meadow
  9. While We're Young
  10. Let's Fall in Love
  11. Please Be Kind
  12. Deep Purple
  13. Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
  14. Opus One
  15. I'm Old Fashioned
  16. Gone with the Wind
  17. I Told Ya I Love You, Now Get Out
  18. Just One of Those Things
  19. Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
  20. Say It Isn't So
  21. Trust in Me
  22. Tenderly
  23. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  24. Don't Blame Me
  25. Day by Day

Disc 2

  1. Every Time We Say Goodbye
  2. And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine
  3. Am I Blue
  4. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart
  5. Lover
  6. A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  7. Speak Low
  8. Tampico
  9. Lullaby of Birdland
  10. I Had the Craziest Dream
  11. Mad About the Boy
  12. The Gentleman Is a Dope
  13. Memories of You
  14. Lover Man
  15. Singin' the Blues
  16. Will You Still Be Mine?
  17. Come Rain or Come Shine
  18. The End of a Love Affair
  19. Gone with the Wind
  20. Stormy Weather
  21. Lazy Bones
  22. You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)
  23. These Things I Offer You
  24. Love, You Didn't Do Right by Me
  25. I'm Stepping out with a Memory Tonight

Disc 3

  1. And the Angels Sing
  2. Cry Me a River
  3. Boogie Blues
  4. Last Night When We Were Young
  5. Someone to Watch Over Me
  6. Skylark
  7. Manhattan Serenade
  8. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
  9. Carelessly
  10. Heat Wave
  11. Embraceable You
  12. Love Is Like a Cigarette
  13. Miss Otis Regrets
  14. The Man That Got Away
  15. I Don't Care Who Knows It
  16. One for My Baby
  17. I Miss You So
  18. So Help Me
  19. God Bless the Child
  20. Where Can I Go Without You
  21. I Cried for You
  22. Born to Be Blue
  23. Sinner or Saint
  24. Teach Me Tonight

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
George Shearing   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Ogden Nash   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Walter Gross   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
W. Reid   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
J. Russel Robinson   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Don George   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Norman Ellis   Composer
Ned Wever   Composer

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