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Fascinatin' Rhythm

CRAZY OVER COLE-Cel­brat­ing the genius of COle Porter, born on June 7, 1891 in Peru, Indi­ana (as was Hoagy Carmichael!), and passed trag­i­cal­ly at age 73 ion Octo­ber 15, 1964, suf­fer­ing from depres­sion and ampu­ta­tions from a severe acci­dent , falling from a horse. He was, arguably, the finest lyricist/​composer of the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, give or take Irv­ing Berlin. He is still rel­e­vant in the 21st cen­tu­ry, as seen in new record­ings by Joe Coughlin/​Mark Eis­n­man, Car­ol Fre­dette, Per­ry Beekman,Champian Ful­ton, and a beau­ti­ful com­pi­la­tion offered by Star­bucks last year. Two movies have attempt­ed with some mea­sure of suc­cess to depict his com­plex life in Night & Day with Cary Grant, and It’s De-Love­ly’ with Kevin Kline and Ash­ley Judd, as his wife, who always have the final word on whther his song shuld go to the publishers.

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Guido Basso/Peter Appleyard C Fascinating Rhythm Jazz Canadiana
Patrick Williams Big Band, feat. Eddie Daniels Just One Of Those Things Sinatraland
Ella Fitzgerald/Buddy Bregman Orch. Love For Sale The Cole Porter Songbook
Tony Bennett/Count Basie Orch. Anything Goes Chicago
Oscar Peterson Trio It's De-Lovely Plays The Cole Porter Songbook
Champian Fulton It's ALright With Me SIngs & Swings

Set #2

Artist Song Album
Joe Coughlin & Mark Eisenman C Dream Dancing Saloon Standard
Russell Malone Do I Love You? Triple Play
Rosemary Clooney I've Got You Under My SKin R. Clooney SIngs The Music of C. Porter
Mel Torme/Rob McConnell /Boss Brass C I Get A KIck Out Of You Velvet & Brass
Ralph Sharon Trio I Love Paris The Magic of COle Porter
Julie London/Bud Shank QUintet Get Out of Town SIngs The Chosiest Cole Porter

Set #3

Artist Song Album
Dick Johnson Big Band In The Still Of The Night Star Dust & Beyond-Tribute to Artie Shaw
Mark Murphy with Tom Harrell Looking At You The Latin Cole Porter
Daryl Sherman Let's Do It Mississippi Belle
Charlie Shavers Begin The Beguine We Dig Cole
Frank Sinatra Night & Day SIngs The Select C. Porter
Billie Holiday with Oscar Peterson & Barney Kessel Easy To Love In Love WIth Cole Porter

Set #4

Artist Song Album
Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sisters Don't Fence Me In In Love WIth C. Porter
Ruby Braff & The Flying Pizzarellis C'est Magnifique C'est Magnifique
Carol Fredette I Am In Love No Sad SOngs For Me
Perry Beekman Let's Misbehave So In Love-SIngs & Plays C. Porter
Saxaomania You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Claude Tissendier with Saxomania/Scott Robinson
David Leonhardt with Nancy Reed I Love You Plays Cole Porter