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Stanley Wilson
Sings Cole Porter





  1. Itís De-Lovely
  2. All of You
  3. Letís Misbehave
  4. Easy to Love
  5. Iíve Got You Under My Skin
  6. In the Still of the Night
  7. Agua Sincopada
  8. Ridiní High
  9. All Through the Night
  10. Letís Do It
  11. Nuit et Jour
  12. I Concentrate on You
  13. So in Love
  14. Donít 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 Fredís singing, because he sang all their songs in the way they intended.

Another item of interest is that Stanleyís 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 ĎBixí impression on Letís 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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