Stanley Black Stanley Black and his Orchestra
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- Released: May 6, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Dutton Vocalion Uk
- 1.Isn't It Romantic?, song (from film "Love Me Tonight")
- 2.I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
- 3.Kiss Me Again, song for voice & orchestra (from "Mlle Modiste")
- 4.Lovely to Look At, song (from 1935 film "Roberta")
- 5.You Leave Me Breathless
- 6.I'm Falling in Love with Someone, song for voice & orchestra (from "Naughty Marietta")
- 7.They Say It's Wonderful, song (from "Annie Get your Gun")
- 8.Isn't It Heavenly?
- 9.I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
- 10.Moulin Rouge, film score: Theme
- 11.Red Velvet
- 12.Sophisticated Lady
- 13.May I? (for the film We're Not Dressing)
- 14.Would You? (used in the film San Francisco)
- 15.You and the Night and the Music
- 16.heure bleue, song, L'
- 17.A Little White Gardenia
- 18.Dearly Beloved, song (from the film "You Were Never Lovelier")
- 19.Just Let Me Look at You, song (from film "The Joy of Living")
- 20.Too Marvelous for Words, song
- 21.Moonlight Becomes You
- 22.Lovely Lady (for the film of the same name)
- 23.Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, song
- 24.Mona Lisa
- 25.So Blue
- 26.If I Love Again
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
2 LPs on 1 CD: RED VELVET (1956)/MUSIC FOR ROMANCE (1955).
Liner Note Author: David Ades.
Pianist Stanley Black's roots were in jazz and the British dance band scene of the 1930s. By the late '40s and early '50s he had settled into a comfortable existence as a composer of film scores and purveyor of lounge and mood music. Dutton Vocalion here presents two of Black's most understated Decca albums, Red Velvet and Music for Romance. Unfortunately this ultra-comfy stuff comes across as stringy Muzak with piano in front. Those who regard this material as a cop-out for a man who made great jazz records with Coleman Hawkins in 1934 should bear in mind the fact that Hawkins too made several albums with strings. Even so, Hawk's orchestral collaborations with Manny Albam, Glenn Osser and Frank Hunter were more substantial than Stanley Black's Red Velvet and Music for Romance. ~ arwulf arwulf
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