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Sings the Cole Porter Songbook


Download links and information about Sings the Cole Porter Songbook by Julie Wilson. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:08:38 minutes.

Artist: Julie Wilson
Release date: 1990
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:08:38
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No. Title Length
1. Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love 2:08
2. My Heart Belongs to Daddy 2:58
3. Easy to Love / All of You / You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To / Experiment 5:51
4. Dream Dancing 2:52
5. Queen of Terre Haute / You've Got That Thing / You Don't Know Paris / You Do Something to Me 6:05
6. Mister and Missus Fitch 2:00
7. What Is This Thing Called Love / Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye 3:23
8. Don't Look At Me That Way 2:47
9. Miss Otis Regrets 2:02
10. I've Got You Under My Skin / Night and Day 4:37
11. But In the Morning, No! 5:50
12. Down In the Depths On the 90th Floor 2:56
13. The Tale of the Oyster 2:34
14. It's Bad for Me 2:12
15. After You Who? / Do I Love You? 4:22
16. I'm the Laziest Gal In Town 3:12
17. I Am Loved 3:16
18. I'm Unlucky At Gambling / It's Alright With Me 6:18
19. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) 3:15



Having previously devoted songbook albums to Stephen Sondheim, Kurt Weill, and Harold Arlen in successive years, Julie Wilson continues the career comeback she mounted in 1984 by turning to Cole Porter, who may be her most compatible songwriter source yet. Wilson, a native of Omaha, NE, moved to New York and the world of musical theater and nightclubs, just as Porter had also come east years earlier after his birth in Peru, IN. Wilson shares Porter's delight at wealth and sophistication as well as his underlying distrust of it. She is an ideal interpreter of songs that explore the top and the bottom, such as "Mr. & Missus Fitch" (which she performs as a duet with her piano accompanist William Roy) and "Miss Otis Regrets." Although most of the songs on the album are well known, she has a special affinity for one of the obscurities, "Queen of Terre Haute." Relying only on Roy's piano and her own voice, Wilson emphasizes Porter's wit and wordplay, savoring the lyrics. At 64, she has a limited voice, but she picks her spots to soar or growl, and Porter benefits from her wise, nearly spoken passages, in which the meaning of the lyrics is emphasized. Not surprisingly, the album is an extrapolation of a club act Wilson has been performing; she sounds like she has the material down. And this makes four winners in a row for her with DRG Records.