Hollywood Award Songs

Hollywood Award Songs



One might reasonably assume, considering an album titled Hollywood Award Songs, which sports a photograph of an Academy Award statue on its cover, would consist of performances of Oscar-winning songs. But if one did make such an assumption in this case, one would be mistaken. "Almost all of the songs in this collection, despite being over 50 years old, will be familiar to listeners," writes annotator James Murray. "Most were nominated for (and in some cases won) Academy Awards. In other cases, the artists or the films won." To be precise, 15 of the 25 songs featured on the album were nominated for the Academy Award, and five of them won. But perhaps the key phrase in Murray's remark has to do with the tracks being over 50 years old. The collection is one of the many coming out of Europe that takes advantage of the 50-year-old copyright limit on recordings on that continent. The tracks here date back as far as 1938's recording of "Jeepers Creepers" by Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra, but they stop abruptly at 1952 with Tex Ritter's performance of the Oscar-winning "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)." The tracks are taken from studio recordings originally issued (and still claimed in the U.S.) by major labels that go unmentioned here. As Murray notes, almost all the songs remain familiar, and so do the singers, from the Andrews Sisters to Jo Stafford. The sound quality is good, the singers are good, and the songs are good. In fact, the collection is of higher quality than it might be if the compilers really had stuck to Oscar winners of the period. But this is still just a miscellaneous collection of mid-century pop music, randomly assembled.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2013
Label: Regis
UPC: 5055031361090
catalogNumber: 6109


  1. As Time Goes By
  2. Singing in the Rain
  3. Mona Lisa
  4. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  5. My Foolish Heart
  6. I Remember You
  7. That Old Black Magic
  8. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
  9. Golden Earrings
  10. Blue Velvet
  11. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
  12. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)
  13. AC-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
  14. Blues in the Night
  15. Love Letters
  16. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  17. Old Buttermilk Sky
  18. Dearly Beloved
  19. Jeepers Creepers
  20. Moonlight Becomes You
  21. Be My Love
  22. The Turntable Song
  23. September Song
  24. The Loveliest Night of the Year
  25. Over the Rainbow

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tex Ritter   Track Performer
Andrews Sisters   Track Performer
Fred Astaire   Track Performer
Bing Crosby   Track Performer
Judy Garland   Track Performer
Gene Kelly   Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Track Performer
Dean Martin   Track Performer
Dinah Shore   Track Performer
Frank Sinatra   Track Performer
Jo Stafford   Track Performer
Hoagy Carmichael   Track Performer
Tony Bennett   Track Performer
Billy Eckstine   Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Lou McGarity   Track Performer
Dick Haymes   Track Performer
Mario Lanza   Track Performer
Deanna Durbin   Track Performer
Tony Martin   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
Lou Bring   Conductor
Russ Case   Track Performer
Nat King Cole   Track Performer
Lennie Hayton   Conductor
Ray Sinatra   Conductor
Benny Goodman Sextet   Track Performer
Baxter & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Percy Faith & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Victor Young & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Constantine Callinicos   Conductor
Dave Barbour & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Jeff Alexander Choir   Track Performer
Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra   Track Performer
John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Vic Schoen & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Earle Hargen and His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Robert Vaughan   Producer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Irving Aaronson   Composer
Shelton Brooks   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Bernie Wayne   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Mike Gardner   Producer
Morris Gardner   Producer
Lee Morris   Composer
Tony Watts   Producer
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Nicholas Brodszky   Composer
James Murray   Producer,Liner Notes
Herman Hupfeld   Composer

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