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Various Artists: Capitol Sings Jimmy McHugh, vol. 17 CD Track Listing

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Various Artists Capitol Sings Jimmy McHugh, vol. 17 (1995)
Jimmy McHugh is one of the lesser-known songwriters to be included in the Capitol Sings series of compilations, but several of his songs, including "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," and "I'm In the Mood for Love," are standards, and many more, written during a 40-year career mostly devoted to Broadway and Hollywood, are familiar. McHugh's most successful work was written with lyricist Dorothy Fields in the late 1920s and early '30s, and much of his catalog predates the founding of Capitol Records in 1942. So, necessarily, most of the selections here are 1950s re-creations of songs written in previous decades. (One exception: Nat "King" Cole's popular recording of "Too Young to Go Steady," drawn from McHugh's unsuccessful attempt to return to Broadway with Strip for Action in 1956.) That means lots of vibrant studio orchestra music conducted by Nelson Riddle and Billy May, among others, and lots of bravura singing by people like Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan. But there are also some performances that provide a change of pace, such as Julie London's smoky "I'm In the Mood for Love," accompanied only by bass and guitar, and Chet Baker's jazzy reading of "Let's Get Lost." The result is more a grab bag than a definitive McHugh compilation, but there are some excellent individual interpretations.
This jazz cd contains 20 tracks and runs 53min 14sec.
Freedb: 110c7814

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  1. Various Artists - Judy Garland / I Feel a Song Coming On (02:09)
  2. Various Artists - Nat King Cole / Too Young to Go Steady (02:53)
  3. Various Artists - June Christy / It's a Most Unusual Day (02:21)
  4. Various Artists - Dinah Washington / You're a Sweetheart (02:27)
  5. Various Artists - Ann Richards / I'm Shooting High (01:31)
  6. Various Artists - The Four Preps / I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night (03:10)
  7. Various Artists - Anita O'Day / I Can't Believe That You're in Love... (02:51)
  8. Various Artists - Julie London / I'm in the Mood for Love (02:29)
  9. Various Artists - Chet Baker / Let's Get Lost (03:44)
  10. Various Artists - Chris Connor / Can't Get out of This Mood (02:45)
  11. Various Artists - Nat King Cole / Warm and Willing (03:01)
  12. Various Artists - Sue Raney / Exactly Like You (02:34)
  13. Various Artists - Gordon MacRae / Cuban Love Song (02:48)
  14. Various Artists - Peggy Lee / When My Sugar Walks Down the Street (01:59)
  15. Various Artists - Andy Russell / Don't Blame Me (03:04)
  16. Various Artists - June Christy / Lovely Way to Spend an Evening (02:21)
  17. Various Artists - Dinah Washington / Where Are You? (02:14)
  18. Various Artists - Keely Smith / On the Sunny Side of the Street (03:01)
  19. Various Artists - Nat King Cole / Love Me as Though There Were No... (02:35)
  20. Various Artists - Sarah Vaughan / I Can't Give You Anything But Love (03:07)


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