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Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter


Download links and information about Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter by Bobby Short. This album was released in 1972 and it belongs to Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 01:08:49 minutes.

Artist: Bobby Short
Release date: 1972
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 22
Duration: 01:08:49
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No. Title Length
1. Rap Tap On Wood 2:39
2. You've Got That Thing 3:23
3. You Don't Know Paree 3:08
4. Pilot Me 2:45
5. Katie Went to Haiti 4:39
6. How's Your Romance 2:22
7. At Long Last Love 3:17
8. By Candlelight 2:24
9. So Near and Yet So Far 3:18
10. How Could We Be Wrong 3:16
11. Hot-House Rose 2:31
12. Let's Fly Away 2:45
13. Why Shouldn't I 4:45
14. Once Upon a Time 2:09
15. Weren't We Fools 4:09
16. Do I Love You 2:25
17. I've Got You On My Mind 3:08
18. Where Have You Been 3:48
19. I Hate You, Darling 3:08
20. I'm In Love Again 2:27
21. Just One of Those Things 2:30
22. Why Don't We Try Staying Home 3:53



In a sense, Bobby Short was only doing what he'd been doing for decades when he recorded a double LP of Cole Porter songs in 1971. But somehow, the reaction was different. The album actually spent a couple of months in the pop charts in the late winter and early spring of 1972, and its comparative commercial success "made me think for a moment that I'd actually become a recording star," he later noted. He hadn't, but he had consolidated his status as the premiere cabaret performer of his time, holding forth every season from the elegant Café Carlyle on New York's Upper East Side. Porter had always been a constant in his shows and recordings, but this album was something special, a collection largely made up of the songwriter's more obscure efforts, including three unpublished songs — "By Candlelight," "Once Upon a Time," and "Why Don't We Try Staying Home" — as well as the usually unperformed introductory verses to many songs, such as the witty compendium of historical figures that introduced "Just One of Those Things." Of course, not all the songs were winners, but they all had the sparkle of Porter's wit, which was brought out effectively by Short's smooth tenor, well-placed emphases, and precise pronunciation. Porter was the voice of wealth and sophistication in interwar show music, and Short's interpretations rendered his sentiments with just the right combination of zest and humor. Thus, the public may have responded more to this Short album than to others just because he had played to his strengths more than on any other effort.