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Reviewers: Don Mather, Tony Augarde, Dick Stafford, John Eyles, Robert Gibson, Ian Lace, Colin Clarke, Jack Ashby



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Stanley Wilson
Sings Cole Porter

 

 

 

 


  1. It’s De-Lovely
  2. All of You
  3. Let’s Misbehave
  4. Easy to Love
  5. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  6. In the Still of the Night
  7. Agua Sincopada
  8. Ridin’ High
  9. All Through the Night
  10. Let’s Do It
  11. Nuit et Jour
  12. I Concentrate on You
  13. So in Love
  14. Don’t Fence Me In
  15. What is This Thing Called Love/
  16. Begin the Beguine
  17. Blow, Gabriel Blow

Stanley Wilson - Vocals
Ben Cook - Piano
Jim Guin - Drums
Tadd Baker - Bass
Dave Whitney - Trumpet
Lucy Pope, Ann Marie Chubit, Beth Welty - Violins
Frank Grimes - Viola
Michael Curry - Cello
Recorded in Westwood MA

Unfortunately this record got into the wrong sector as there is in fact no jazz content!

It is not without interest however, Stanley Wilson sounds to me like the kind of singer associated with classic musical shows. A sort of latter day Fred Astaire! All the famous composers liked Fred’s singing, because he sang all their songs in the way they intended.

Another item of interest is that Stanley’s clear diction makes it possible to appreciate what a brilliant songwriter Cole Porter was. The arrangements by Ben Cook are neat and they are well played throughout by his ensemble, with Dave Whitney doing quite a nice ‘Bix’ impression on Let’s Misbehave.

Why Night and Day is sung in French, when the rest of the album is in English, I did not understand!

The lyrics Cole Porter wrote are brilliant throughout, the world would be a much sadder place without the work of Cole Porter.

Don Mather



 



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