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Now Singing in 12 Great Movies


Download links and information about Now Singing in 12 Great Movies by Billy Eckstine. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Bop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 40:01 minutes.

Artist: Billy Eckstine
Release date: 2002
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Bop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 40:01
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No. Title Length
1. More (Theme from "Mondo Cane") (featuring Bobby Tucker, The Orchestra) 2:40
2. The High and the Mighty (featuring Bobby Tucker, The Orchestra) 4:00
3. Moon River (featuring Bobby Tucker) 2:38
4. Never on Sunday (featuring Bobby Tucker, The Orchestra) 2:47
5. Tender Is the Night (featuring Bobby Tucker, The Orchestra) 3:18
6. Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival) (featuring Bobby Tucker, The Orchestra) 2:51
7. A Felicidade (Adieu Tristesse) 2:47
8. Three Coins in the Fountain (featuring Bobby Tucker) 3:47
9. Days of Wine and Roses 2:50
10. On Green Dolphin Street (featuring Bobby Tucker) 2:35
11. My Own True Love (featuring Bobby Tucker, The Orchestra) 3:29
12. The Good Life (featuring Bobby Tucker, The Orchestra) 3:36
13. Tonight 2:43



This reissue of an early-'60s collection of movie themes sung by Billy Eckstine is labeled as a jazz CD, which is a bit of a stretch. Although no one should question the jazz credentials in the resumes of the rich-voiced Eckstine, pianist and conductor Bobby Tucker, arranger Billy Byers, or producer Quincy Jones, this is very much an easy listening album. Of the 13 songs, which include a bonus track not on the original release, only a few have become jazz standards, and just one, "On Green Dolphin Street," deserves to be called a jazz arrangement. This is not to knock the music, as it is very listenable, with a solid performance throughout by Eckstine. It is just that the arrangements are very predictable, lacking any significant improvising or solos, awash in strings with a rhythm section that seems on autopilot. While several songs in addition to "On Green Dolphin Street" have become part of a typical jazz singer's repertoire, ("Manhã de Carnival," "Moon River," and "A Felicidade"), the very sappy "Never on Sunday" (with lyrics totally unfit for a male singer, or for anyone for that matter!) and the forgettable "Three Coins in the Fountain" (the theme from the easily bypassed movie of the same name) haven't stood the test of time very well. Billy Eckstine's vocal abilities are never in question, but jazz fans need to know what to expect prior to purchasing this reissue.