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Fred Astaire - All The Hits And More

Fred Astaire - All The Hits And More

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Singer, dancer and actor Fred Astaire became one of the most high-profile personalities in popular entertainment with his legendary screen appearances with Ginger Rodgers and other leading ladies in a succession of movie musicals during the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s. He was also a highly successful recording artist, translating the classic songs from films and Broadway shows into a string of hits, notably featuring the songs of George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, and other composers of the classic, Great American Songbook, era.

This 75-track 3-collection features most of his releases on the HMV, Columbia (UK & US), Victor, Brunswick and Decca labels during these years. It includes all his 30 career hits, including the No.1s Cheek To Cheek, I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket, The Way You Look Tonight, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Change Partners plus Top 10 hits with many other classics of the era like A Foggy Day, Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off and Top Hat, White Tie And Tails. Featuring duet recordings with Adele Astaire, and performances with George Gershwin at the piano and with the orchestras of Leo Reisman, Johnny Green, Ray Noble, Benny Goodman, Perry Botkin, Bob Crosby and John Scott Trotter, it captures the spirit of the entertainment that carried the USA through the Depression years.

Extremely modest about his singing abilities (he frequently claimed that he could not sing), Astaire possessed a light voice and was admired for his lyricism, diction, and phrasing… There was a grace and elegance in his vocal which seemed to be reflected in his effortless style of dance. He died on 22 June 22 1987 and one of his last requests was to thank his fans for their years of support.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Oh Gee! Oh Gosh! Fred And Adele Astaire
2 The Whichness Of The Whatness Fred And Adele Astaire
3 Fascinating Rhythm Fred And Adele Astaire
4 The Half Of It, Dearie, Blues Fred Astaire
5 I'd Rather Charleston Fred And Adele Astaire
6 Hang On To Me Fred And Adele Astaire
7 Swiss Miss Fred And Adele Astaire
8 High Hat Fred Astaire
9 My One And Only Fred Astaire
10 Funny Face Fred And Adele Astaire
11 Not My Girl Fred Astaire
12 Louisiana Fred Astaire
13 Puttin' On The Ritz Fred Astaire
14 Crazy Feet Fred Astaire
15 I Love Louisa Fred Astaire
16 New Sun In The Sky Fred Astaire
17 Hoops Fred Astaire
18 White Heat Fred Astaire
19 I've Got You On My Mind Fred Astaire
20 Night And Day Fred Astaire
21 Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much Fred Astaire
22 My Temptation Fred Astaire
23 Gold Diggers Song Fred Astaire
24 Heart Of Stone Fred Astaire
25 Flying Down To Rio Fred Astaire
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Music Makes Me Fred Astaire
2 Cheek To Cheek Fred Astaire
3 No Strings Fred Astaire
4 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails Fred Astaire
5 Isn't This A Lovely Day? Fred Astaire
6 The Piccolino Fred Astaire
7 Let Yourself Go Fred Astaire
8 Let's Face The Music And Dance Fred Astaire
9 We Saw The Sea Fred Astaire
10 I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket Fred Astaire
11 I'd Rather Lead A Band Fred Astaire
12 I'm Building Up To An Awful Let Down Fred Astaire
13 A Fine Romance (A Sarcastic Love Song) Fred Astaire
14 Pick Yourself Up Fred Astaire
15 The Way You Look Tonight Fred Astaire
16 Bojangles Of Harlem Fred Astaire
17 Never Gonna Dance Fred Astaire
18 (I've Got) Beginner's Luck Fred Astaire
19 They Can't Take That Away From Me Fred Astaire
20 Slap That Bass Fred Astaire
21 They All Laughed Fred Astaire
22 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off Fred Astaire
23 Shall We Dance Fred Astaire
24 A Foggy Day Fred Astaire
25 I Can't Be Bothered Now Fred Astaire
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Nice Work If You Can Get It Fred Astaire
2 Things Are Looking Up Fred Astaire
3 I Used To Be Color Blind Fred Astaire
4 Change Partners Fred Astaire
5 The Yam Fred Astaire
6 Who Cares Fred Astaire
7 Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby Fred Astaire
8 Me And The Ghost Upstairs Fred Astaire
9 Love Of My Life Fred Astaire
10 Poor Mister Chisholm Fred Astaire
11 Dig It Fred Astaire
12 So Near And Yet So Far Fred Astaire
13 Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye Fred Astaire
14 Wedding Cake Walk Fred Astaire
15 Dream Dancing Fred Astaire
16 I'll Capture Your Heart Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire
17 You're Easy To Dance With Fred Astaire
18 I Can't Tell A Lie Fred Astaire
19 You Were Never Lovelier Fred Astaire
20 On The Beam Fred Astaire
21 I'm Old Fashioned Fred Astaire
22 Dearly Beloved Fred Astaire
23 Doing The Shorty George Fred Astaire
24 If Swing Goes, I Go Too Fred Astaire
25 This Heart Of Mine Fred Astaire
  • Artist:
    Fred Astaire
  • EAN:
    824046912628
  • Discs:
    3
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    November 2022
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9126
  • Weight:
    0.2kg