Original Album #1: Columbia Masterworks ML 4682 (1953)
Original Album #2: Columbia Masterworks ML 4382 (1951)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Conductor/arranger/accompanist Andre Kostelanetz left his mark on the music industry in many areas, but when he began arranging Classical and Broadway songs for the Pop market, he also helped create the Easy Listening genre. Two of his most popular albums originally released on Columbia are collected here. On this disc Kostelanetz focuses on two of America's greatest popular composers; highlights include "Begin The Beguine," "Night and Day," and "Tea for Two."
1.Begin The Beguine (From "Jubilee")
2.All Through The Night (From "Anything Goes")
3.I Concentrate On You (From "Broadway Melody Of 1940")
4.I Love You (From "Mexican Hayride")
5.Night And Day (From "The Gay Divorcee")
6.In The Still Of The Night (From "Rosalie")
7.I've Got You Under My Skin (From "Born To Dance")
8.Blow, Gabriel, Blow (From "Anything Goes")
9.Just One Of Those Things (From "Jubilee") (Bonus Track)
10.Medley: Hallelujah! (From "Hit The Deck")/Time On My Hands (From "Smiles")
11.Tea For Two (From "No, No, Nanette")
12.Carioca (From "Flying Down To Rio")
13.Medley: Without A Song / Great Day (From "Great Day")
14.More Than, You Know (From "Great Day")
15.Orchids In The Moonlight (From "Flying Down To Rio")
16.Medley: Sometimes I'm Happy (From "Hit The Deck")/I Know That You Know (From "Oh, Please")
17.Medley: Through The Years / Drums In My Heart (From "Smiling Through")
2 LPs on 1 CD: MUSIC OF COLE PORTER (1953)/MUSIC OF VINCENT YOUMANS (1951).
Originally released on Columbia.
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out-of-print Andre Kostelanetz LPs: Music of Cole Porter and Music of Victor Youmans. Originally issued in the early '50s, each of the 20 tracks has a continuity dominated by easy listening (or elevator music) versions of Tin Pan Alley standards. Highlights Include "In the Still of the Night," "More Than You Know," "Night and Day," and "Tea for Two." ~ Al Campbell