Various Artists: Anything Goes (1991)

subtitled: Capitol Sings Cole Porter

Anything Goes

Track list:

01. All of You -Annie Ross (w/ Gerry Mulligan)
02. Always True to You in My Fashion -Peggy Lee (w/ George Shearing)
03. Anything Goes -Tony Bennett (w/ Count Basie)
04. Begin the Beguine -Gordon MacRae
05. Blow, Gabriel, Blow -Martha Tilton
06. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye -June Christy (w/ Stan Kenton)
07. From Now On -Peggy Lee
08. I Get a Kick out of You -Chris Conner (w/Stan Kenton)
09. I Happen to Like New York -Judy Garland
10. In the Still of the Night -Helen O’Connell
11. It’s All Right with Me -Dinah Shore (w/ The Red Norvo Quintet)
12. I’ve Got You Under My Skin -Louis Prima & Keely Smith
13. Just One of Those Things -Nat King Cole
14. Looking at You -Liza Minnelli
15. Miss Otis Regrets -Francis Faye
16. So in Love -John Raitt
17. True Love -Dean Martin (w/ Nelson Riddle)
18. What Is This Thing Called Love? -Keely Smith (w/ Nelson Riddle)
19. Why Shouldn’t I? -Margaret Whiting
20. Wunderbar -Jo Stafford & Gordon McRae
21. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To -Nancy Wilson
22. You’re the Top -Jean Turner (w/ Stan Kenton)
23. Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love) -Trudy Richards (w/ Billy May)
24. Get out of Town -Jerri Southern (w/ Billy May)
25. You Do Something to Me -The Andrews Sisters (w/ Billy May)

This Compilation:
Re-mastered at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Released: 1992
Label: Capitol
CDP 7 96361 2

Compiled by: Wayne Watkins
Consultation: Pete Welding

Re-mastered by: Kevin Reeves

Illustration: Robert Risko
Art Direction: Tommy Steele
Design: Murphy And Company

Co-ordinator: Kim Niemi

As far as all-star Cole Porter compilations go, Capitol Sings Cole Porter: Anything Goes is recommended as an entertaining sampler of 25 titles performed by some of the label’s biggest stars. These include, on the hip end of the spectrum, Nat King Cole, Nancy Wilson, Frances Faye, Jo Stafford, and Annie Ross, a disarming vocalist who collaborates warmly with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan.

Peggy Lee is heard with George Shearing, Keely Smith with Louis Prima, Dinah Shore with Red Norvo, Tony Bennett with Count Basie and Chris Connor, and June Christy with Stan Kenton. Pop singers heard on this collection include Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Margaret Whiting, Dean Martin, Gordon MacRae, and the Andrews Sisters.

This mini-survey of great moments in mid-20th century pop culture is suitable for casual listening (and optional singalong) while cleaning house, preparing food, shampooing the cat, or operating heavy machinery during rush hour.
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