Billy Eckstine Billy's Best!

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Polygram Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  • Buy for $0.992.Stella by Starlight
  • Buy for $0.993.When the Sun Comes Out
  • Buy for $0.994.I Got Lost in His Arms
  • Buy for $0.995.Nobody's Heart (Belongs to Me)
  • Buy for $0.996.Where Have You Been?
  • Buy for $0.997.Babalu
  • Buy for $0.998.You Don't Know What Love Is
  • Buy for $0.999.A Sunday Kind of Love
  • Buy for $0.9910.Trust in Me
  • Buy for $0.9911.That Ole Devil Called Love
  • Buy for $0.9912.Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
  • Buy for $0.9913.Easier Said Than Done, (It's)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Prisoner of Love
  • Buy for $0.9915.Portrait
  • Buy for $0.9916.In the Rain
  • Buy for $0.9917.One Love in My Life
  • Buy for $0.9918.Vertigo

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Billy Eckstine (vocals); Herny Mancini, Pete Rugolo (arranger); Hal Mooney's Orchestra.
Bobby Tucker Orchestra includes: Bobby Tucker (conductor); Harry "Sweets" Edison, Manny Klein (trumpet); Milt Bernhart, Eddy Kusby (trombone); Vincent DeRosa (French horn); Buddy Collette, William Green (woodwinds); Victor Arno, Ben Gill (violin); Paul Robyn, David Sterkin (viola); Cy Bernard (cello); Katherine Julyie (harp); Gerald Tucker (piano); Trefoni Rizzi (guitar); Red Callender (bass); Irving Cottler (drums).
Producer: Bob Shad.
Reissue: Michael Lang.
Principally recorded in Hollywood, California between April 26, 1957 and May 10, 1958 and in New York, New York in September 1958. Includes liner notes by Bill Ruhlmann.
Digitally remastered by Steve Fallone (Polygram Studios).
Not the greatest-hits compilation listeners may think it is, Billy's Best! is in fact a full LP, one of Eckstine's first for Mercury, and the best of his career. Wrapped in strings and the brassy notes of a few jazzmen by arrangers Henry Mancini and Pete Rugolo, Eckstine slides through a dozen ballads and romantic songs, "Stella by Starlight," "You Don't Know What Love Is," and "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams." Though his certainly isn't the zippiest version of "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" ever committed to record, Eckstine's wonderful baritone commands this set entirely. ~ John Bush

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  • UPC: 731452644022
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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