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SERGIO FRANCHI - ROMANTIC ITALIAN SONGS

Romantic tenor Sergio Franchi was born in Italy; during a career spanning close to three decades he won acclaim not only as an entertainer but also as a humanitarian, earning the title of "Cavaliery" from the Italian government. Becoming an American citizen in 1972, Franchi issued a series of recordings for RCA before succumbing to cancer on May 1, 1990; in the wake of his death, his widow Eva established the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation, annually awarding scholarships to students of vocal studies.
Tracklist
1 Core 'ngrato 3:15
Written-By - Cordiferro* , Cardillo*
2 Funiculì, Funiculà 2:42
Written-By - Denza* , Turco*
3 'O Sole Mio 3:48
Written-By - Di Capua* , Capurro*
4 Mattinata 2:27
Written-By - Leoncavallo*
5 Mamma Mia, Che Vo' Sapé 3:32
Written-By - Nutile* , Russo*
6 La Vilanella 2:36
Adapted By - Luboff*
Written-By - Franchi*
7 Marechiare 3:04
Written-By - Tosti* , Di Giacomo*
8 'A Vucchella 2:37
Written-By - Tosti* , D'Annunzio*
9 Comme…

Mario Lanza - Be My Love

TrackListing:
01 - Be My Love
02 - Serenade
03 - Temptation
04 - Wanting You
05 - I'll Be Seeing You
06 - With A Song In My Heart
07 - Without A Song
08 - Danny Boy
09 - My Wild Irish Rose
10 - And This Is My Beloved
11 - Because
12 - Only A Rose3
13 - Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life
14 - Look For The Silver Lining
15 - Memories
16 - The Song Is You
17 - You'll Never Walk Alone

Mario Lanza by Wiki

Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson

Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson is a 1959 studio album featuring a jazz trio, led by the Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, with the tenor saxophonist Ben Webster.


Track listing
"The Touch of Your Lips" (Ray Noble) – 6:20
"When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) – 3:59
"Bye Bye Blackbird" (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson) – 6:45
"How Deep Is the Ocean?" (Irving Berlin) – 2:36
"In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (Bob Hilliard, David Mann) – 3:13
"Sunday" (Chester Conn, Benny Krueger, Ned Miller, Jule Styne) – 3:57
"This Can't Be Love" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 9:51



Personnel
Oscar Peterson - piano
Ben Webster - tenor saxophone
Ray Brown - double bass
Ed Thigpen - drums



They don't come much better than Ben Webster and Oscar Peterson. And this CD demonstrates why.


From Webster's opening on "The Touch of Your Lips" to the final notes of "This Can't Be Love", these two great artists com…

Ella Fitzgerald - Live In San Francisco

TrackListing:
01 - Hey Jude - 03:49 (John Lennon, Paul MacCartney)
02 - Sunshine Of Your Love - 03:18 (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Eric Clapton)
03 - This Girl's In Love With You - 04:25 (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
04 - Watch What Happens - 03:56 (Michel Legrand, Norman Gimbel)
05 - All Right, Ok, You Win - 03:45 (Mayme Watts, Sid Wyche)
06 - Give Me The Simple Life - 02:00 (Herman "Harry" Ruby, Rube Bloom)
07 - Useless Landscape (Inùtil Paisagem) - 05:07 (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Gilbert, Aloysio De Oliveira)
08 - Old Devil Moon - 04:17 (Burton Lane, Edgar Yipsel Harburg)
09 - Don'cha Go 'Way Mad - 03:33 (Jimmy Mundy, Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman)
10 - A House Is Not A Home - 04:10 (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
11 - Trouble Is A Man - 04:10 (Alex Wilder)
12 - Love You Madly - 03:03 (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington)


Playing Time: 00:46:00


Notes & Personnel:


Recorded at Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, 1968
Tracks 1-6 Ernie Hecksher's Big Band
Track 7-12 …

Cassandra Wilson-Silver Pony

BBC Review


Wilson’s vein of excellent form continues with this fine live set.


Vocalist Cassandra Wilson long ago attained the happy position where it was unnecessary to tell her followers that a new album was good. The fact it is a Cassandra Wilson album is recommendation enough. Since her Blue Note debut in 1993, she has been in a rich vein of form – and now Silver Pony continues that run.

The album’s special feature is that it contains live material, the first from Wilson since her 1991 Live album. Recordings from a European tour are seamlessly blended with recordings made at Piety Street Studios, New Orleans – the applause is all that helps tell them apart. Silver Pony includes live versions of three tracks featured on Wilson’s 2008 Grammy-winning album, Loverly.


The choice of material is typically eclectic, including original compositions, old blues songs, standards and pop songs. Who else could sandwich Stevie Wonder’s romantic If It’s Magic between blues classics associated with Cha…