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Fran Warren - The Collection 1945-56

Fran Warren - The Collection 1945-56

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Fran Warren was one of the coterie of female big band singers of the 1940s whose voices matched their striking good looks and who went on to enjoy solo careers as chart performers in the 1950s before turning to acting and the album market.

Born Frances Wolff, she worked briefly with Art Mooney’s band and Billy Eckstine, who coined the name of Fran Warren, after which she recorded with Charlie Barnet’s orchestra and most notably with the innovative band of Claude Thornhill before she embarked on a solo career in 1949.

This 48-track set comprises recordings with the Charlie Barnet Orchestra and Claude Thornhill Orchestra from the 1940s, plus selected A- and B-sides from her singles on the RCA-Victor, MGM and Unique labels during this era, including duets with Tony Martin, Lisa Kirk and Woody Herman. It features all her career hits, both solo and with Tony Martin, including her No.4 hit with him I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Prayers), and her Top 20 hits A Wonderful Guy and Envy, along with a chart entry with Claude Thornhill A Sunday Kind Of Love.

It’s a varied and entertaining showcase for a talented and versatile song stylist whose work deserves wider appreciation.


REVIEWS

The Acrobat label continues to issue collections of great interest and musical merit and this double disc collection of Fran Warren is no exception. I enjoyed this collection immensely and it has many highlights which mark her out as one of the most tasteful and talented singers to have emerged from the post war big band scene. The usual scholarly liner notes and comprehensive discographical details, which goes without saying, but is always worth repeating as adding great value to an already very worthwhile release. - Gerry Stonestreet (In Tune Issue 348)


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Just A Little Fond Affection Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
2 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
3 A Sunday Kind Of Love Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
4 I Get The Blues When It Rains Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
5 Would You Believe Me ? Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
6 You're Not So Easy To Forget Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
7 Early Autumn Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
8 Love For Love  Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
9 Don't Call It Love Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
10 Look For The Silver Lining Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
11 Just About This Time Last Night Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
12 For Heaven's Sake Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
13 Whip-Poor-Will Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
14 I Remember Mama Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
15 Tell Me Why Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra feat. Fran Warren
16 Why Is It Fran Warren
17 What's My Name Fran Warren
18 A Wonderful Guy Fran Warren
19 There's No Way Getting Away From You Fran Warren
20 Envy Fran Warren
21 Speak A Word Of Love (I Wish, I Wish) Tony Martin And Fran Warren
22 I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Prayers) Tony Martin And Fran Warren
23 I Almost Lost My Mind Fran Warren
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Dearie Lisa Kirk & Fran Warren
2 Darn It Baby - That's Love Tony Martin And Fran Warren
3 Ho Hum, It's Spring Fran Warren
4 I Love The Guy Fran Warren
5 My Silent Love Fran Warren
6 I'll Know Fran Warren
7 Teardrops From My Eyes Fran Warren
8 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues Fran Warren
9 Let's Fall In Love Fran Warren
10 Here Comes the Springtime and There Goes My Heart! (Ho-Dalee, Hi Fran Warren
11 Trying Too Hard Fran Warren
12 Speak Low Fran Warren
13 I Hear A Rhapsody Fran Warren
14 What Is This Thing Called Love? Fran Warren
15 Former Members Of The 106th Division (99th Regimental Band) Fran Warren & Woody Herman
16 Settin' The Woods On Fire Fran Warren
17 Everyone Knew But Me Fran Warren
18 Love Is A See-Saw Fran Warren
19 Shake A Hand Fran Warren
20 It's Anybody's Heart Fran Warren
21 The Man That Got Away Fran Warren
22 If You Love Me (Why Don't You Tell Me So) Fran Warren
23 Kiss Me And Kill Me With Love Fran Warren
24 Would You Take Me Back Fran Warren
25 My Guy Fran Warren
  • Artist:
    Fran Warren
  • EAN:
    0824046336721
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    December 2020
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3367
  • Weight:
    0.1kg