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Sings the Songs of George & Ira Gershwin & Cole Porter


Download links and information about Sings the Songs of George & Ira Gershwin & Cole Porter by Lee Wiley. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 51:38 minutes.

Artist: Lee Wiley
Release date: 1989
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 51:38
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No. Title Length
1. How Long Has This Been Going On? 3:27
2. My One and Only What Am I Gonna Do?) 3:27
3. Sweet and Low Down 2:53
4. 'S Wonderful 3:17
5. I've Got a Crush on You 3:19
6. Someone to Watch over Me 3:01
7. Sam and Delilah 3:29
8. But Not for Me 3:12
9. Looking at You 3:25
10. Let's Fly Away 3:04
11. Why Shouldn't It 3:11
12. Hot-House Rose 2:51
13. You Do Something to Me 3:05
14. Find Me a Primitive Man 3:25
15. Easy to Love 3:12
16. Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love 3:20



Lee Wiley was the first jazz singer to record a full album (eight songs in the '78' days) dedicated to the music of one composer; her "songbooks" preceded Ella Fitzgerald's by more than 15 years. The greatest recordings of her career were these four projects, the first two of which are on this Audiophile reissue. Wiley, who had an introverted and quietly straightforward yet sensuous (and somewhat smoldering) style, is heard singing eight songs apiece by the Gershwins and Cole Porter. Her accompaniment includes all-star groups headed by pianist Joe Bushkin and trumpeter Max Kaminsky (which include tenor-saxophonist Bud Freeman, clarinetist Pee Wee Russell and on four songs Fats Waller), a quartet with Bushkin and trumpeter Bunny Berigan, and Paul Weston's Orchestra. Wiley's renditions of such songs as "How Long Has This Been Going On," "I've Got A Crush On You," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Let's Do It" and "Easy To Love" are both memorable and haunting. This reissue is a gem as is the followup Audiophile release of Rodgers & Hart and Harold Arlen songs.