In 1953 record label owner Norman Granz had pianist Oscar Peterson launch the first in a series of 120 tracks on ten albums featuring tunes penned by America’s finest songwriters, one of which, Oscar Peterson Plays Harold Arlen is remembered here. Three years later, Granz developed his idea further. Having signed Ella Fitzgerald to his Verve label, he decided to engage her in a similar project but, this time, one that would involve a series of elite backings provided by some of the best orchestras and most talented arrangers on the scene. Enjoy these three original albums including Stormy Weather, One for My Baby (And One More For The Road), and many more.
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DISC 1: Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook
1. Blues In The Night 2. Let's Fall In Love 3. Stormy Weather 4. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea 5. My Shining Hour 6. Hooray For Love 7. This Time The Dream's On Me 8. That Old Black Magic 9. I've Got The World On A String 10. Let's Take A Walk Around The Block 11. Ill Wind 12. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
DISC 2: Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook
1. When The Sun Comes Out 2. Come Rain Or Come Shine 3. As Long As I Live 4. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe 5. It's Only A Paper Moon 6. The Man That Got Away 7. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) 8. It Was Written In The Stars 9. Get Happy 10. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues 11. Out Of This World 12. Over The Rainbow
DISC 3: Plays the Harold Arlen Songbook
1. As Long As I Live 2. Come Rain Or Come Shine 3. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive 4. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea 5. I've Got The World On A String 6. That Old Black Magic 7. Let's Fall In Love 8. Stormy Weather 9. Over The Rainbow 10. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe 11. The Man That Got Away 12. Ill Wind 13. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues 14. It's Only A Paper Moon 15. Blues In the Night