From This Moment On: The Songs of Cole Porter


Program selected and annotated by Dwight Blocker Bowers
Producers: Margaret Robinson, Dennis Britton
Mastering Engineer: Frank Abbey

  • Compact Discs (4), 1992 [Smithsonian Institution / Sony Music Special Products RD 047/A4-22481] (254:54 mins.)
  • Cassettes (4), 1992 [Smithsonian Institution / Sony Music Special Products RC 047/A4-22481]

  • Selections

    Note: Selections in red are original cast recordings.  Date of recording follows the artist's name.

    Disc One

    • "Anything Goes" - Cole Porter November 27, 1934 (3:09)
    • "Don't Look at Me That Way"- Irene Bordoni with Irving Aaronson and His Commanders June 4, 1928 (3:30)
    • "Let's Misbehave" - Irving Aaronson and His Commanders [vocal: Phil Saxe] March 1, 1928 (2:50)
    • "You've Got That Thing" - Maurice Chevalier January 25, 1930 (2:47)
    • "You Do Something to Me" - Marion Harris May, 1930 (3:17)
    • "Love for Sale" - Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians [vocal: The Three Waring Girls] December 24, 1930 (3:34)
    • "Night and Day" - Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra November 22, 1932 (3:26)
    • "The Physician" - Gertrude Lawrence with Ray Noble and His Orchestra October 18, 1933 (3:01)
    • "Miss Otis Regrets" - Alberta Hunter with Jack Jackson and His Orchestra September 24, 1934 (3:13)
    • "I Get a Kick Out of You" - Ethel Merman with Johnny Green and His Orchestra December 4, 1934 (3:06)
    • "You're the Top" - Cole Porter October 26, 1934 (3:24)
    • "The Kling-Kling Bird on the Divi-Divi Tree" - Cole Porter July, 1935 (3:34)
    • "Begin the Beguine" - Artie Shaw and His Orchestra July 24, 1938 (3:14)
    • Jubilee Medley [Includes "Just One of Those Things", "Why Shouldn't I?", "Me and Marie", "A Picture of Me Without You", "Begin the Beguine", and "When Love Comes Your Way"] - Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra [vocal: Ramona Davies and The Kings Men] September 28, 1935 (8:57)
    • "Rap Tap on Wood" - Frances Langford with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra August 3, 1936 (2:28)
    • "I've Got You Under My Skin" - Al Bowlly with Ray Noble and His Orchestra September 25, 1936 (2:57)
    • "Down in the Depths" - Ethel Merman with Fairchild and Carroll and Their Orchestra November 6, 1936 (3:07)
    • "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" - Mary Martin [conductor: Ray Sinatra] January 25, 1940 (2:31)
    • "Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love" - Mary Martin with Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra December 2, 1938 (2:20)

    Disc Two

    • "Easy to Love" - Lee Wiley with Paul Weston's Orchestra April 15, 1940 (3:08)
    • "Find Me a Primitive Man" - Lee Wiley with Bunny Berifan's Music April 10, 1940 (3:21)
    • "Friendship" - Judy Garland and Johnny Mercer [conductor: Victor Young] April 15, 1940 (2:34)
    • "Make It Another Old Fashioned, Please" - Ethel Merman with Harry Sosnik's Orchestra December 2, 1940 (2:56)
    • "Let's Be Buddies" - Ethel Merman and Joan Carroll with Harry Sosnik's Orchestra December 2, 1940 (3:20)
    • "Dream Dancing" - Fred Astaire [conductor: Harry Sosnik] September 10, 1941 (2:40)
    • "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye" - Fred Astaire and the Delta Rhythm Boys [conductor: Harry Sosnik] September 10, 1941 (2:55)
    • "Let's Do It" - Billie Holiday with Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra March 21, 1941 (2:56)
    • "What is This Thing Called Love?" - Lena Horne [conductor: Lou Bring] December 15, 1941 (2:41)
    • "Let's Not Talk About Love" - Danny Kaye [conductor: Johnny Green] January 9, 1942 (2:23)
    • "Ev'rything I Love" - Benny Goodman Orchestra with Peggy Lee November 27, 1941 (3:03)
    • "You Irritate Me So" - Hildegarde [conductor: Harry Sosnick] October 13, 1941 (2:54)
    • "Night and Day" - Frank Sinatra [conductor: Axel Stordahl] January 19, 1942 (3:02)
    • "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" - Dinah Shore [conductor: Paul Weston] July 30, 1942 (2:53)
    • "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" - Maxine Sullivan with the Teddy Wilson Quintet January 8, 1945 (3:05)
    • "I Love You" - Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter's Orchestra February 11, 1944 (2:34)
    • "Don't Fence Me In" - Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters with the Vic Schoen Orchestra July 25, 1944 (3:05)
    • "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" - Ethel Merman [conductor: Jay Blackton] December 1, 1947 (2:24)
    • "Look What I Found" - Larry Laurence (Enzo Stuarti) 1946 (2:51)
    • "Be a Clown" - Judy Garland and Gene Kelly with the MGM Studio Orchestra [conductor: Lennie Hayton] June, 1947 (2:35)
    • "Wunderbar" - Patricia Morison and Alfred Drake [conductor: Pembroke Davenport] December 30, 1947 (3:35)
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - Harry Clark and Jack Diamond [conductor: Pembroke Davenport] December 30, 1947 (1:40)

    Disc Three

    • "Nobody's Chasing Me" - Charlotte Greenwood [conductor: Pembroke Davenport] December 31, 1950 (3:33)
    • "No Lover" - Portia Nelson with the Norman Paris Trio December 12, 1952 (2:01)
    • "All Through the Night" - Mary Martin with Lehman Engel and His Orchestra August 29, 1950 (3:10)
    • "C'est Magnifique" - Peter Cookson and Lilo [conductor: Milton Rosenstock] May, 1953(3:18)
    • "I Am In Love" - Nat "King" Cole with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra March 31, 1953 (2:33)
    • "It's All Right With Me" - Peggy Lee June 5, 1956 (2:20)
    • "Love for Sale" - Billie Holiday with Oscar Peterson April, 1952 (2:57)
    • "It's Bad for Me" - Benny Goodman Sextet with Rosemary Clooney November 14, 1955 (2:55)
    • "Experiment" - Mabel Mercer with Stan Freeman, Cy Walter and Frank Carroll November 7, 1954 (3:15)
    • "It's Delovely" - Mabel Mercer with Stan Freeman, Cy Walter and Frank Carroll November 7, 1954 (3:38)
    • "It's a Chemical Reaction, That's All" / "All of You" - Don Ameche and Hildegarde Neff [conductor: Herbert Greene] March 6, 1955 (4:02)
    • "Silk Stockings" - Vic Damone with David Carroll and His Orchestra October 15, 1954 (3:02)
    • "Why Shouldn't I" - Margaret Whiting [conductor: Frank DeVol] August 22, 1955 (3:15)
    • "True Love" - Margaret Whiting June 6, 1956 (2:29)
    • "I Concentrate on You" - Frances Wayne with the Neal Hefti Orchestra December 12, 1955 (2:39)
    • "I've Got You Under My Skin" - Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra January 12, 1956 (3:39)
    • "Get Out of Town" - Chris Connor January 23, 1956 (3:08)
    • "Ace in the Hole" - Ella Fitzgerald with Buddy Bregman's Orchestra February 8, 1956 (1:58)
    • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Ella Fitzgerald with Buddy Bregman's Orchestra February 7, 1956 (5:05)

    Disc Four

    • "At Long Last Love" - Bobby Short November 29, 1956 (3:15)
    • "From Now On" - Bobby Short October 18, 1957 (2:40)
    • "The Ritz Roll and Rock" - Fred Astaire with the MGM Studio Orchestra [conductor: Andre Previn] November, 1957 (2:58)
    • "Just One of Those Things" - Lena Horne [conductor: Lennie Hayton] March 4, 1957 (2:02)
    • "Where Have You Been?" - Judy Holliday [conductor: Glenn Osser] March 31, 1958 (3:16)
    • "Ridin' High" - Peggy Lee [conductor: Jack Marshall] May 25, 1958 (2:08)
    • "I Am Loved" - Judy Garland with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra June 17, 1958 (3:14)
    • "Anything Goes" - Tony Bennett with the Count Basie Orchestra November, 1958 (2:19)
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Lisa Kirk [conductor: Pembroke Davenport] July 3, 1959 (3:47)
    • "I Hate Men" - Nancy Walker with Sid Bass and His Orchestra August 14, 1959 (2:12)
    • "So in Love" - Gordon MacRae [conductor: Van Alexander] December 17, 1957 (2:36)
    • "Which?" - Jeri Southern [conductor: Billy May] April 6, 1959 (2:41)
    • "I Love Paris" - Maurice Chevalier 1958 (2:25)
    • "From This Moment On" - Lena Horne [conductor: Lennie Hayton] 1961 (1:51)
    • "In the Still of the Night" - Eileen Farrell with Percy Faith and His Orchestra September 1, 1961 (3:13)
    • "You're the Top" - Eileen Rodgers and Hal Linden [conductor: Ted Simons] July 2, 1962 (3:30)
    • "Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking" - Barbra Striesand [conductor: Peter Matz] January 24, 1963 (1:56)
    • "I Worship You" - David Allyn [conductor: Norman Paris] 1964 (2:53)
    • "I Loved Him But He Didn't Love Me" - Kaye Ballard [conductor: Skip Redwine] May 26-27, 1965 (2:59)
    • "The Laziest Gal in Town" - Marlene Dietrich [conductor: Burt Bacharach] December 12, 1964 (2:47)
    • "I'm in Love Again" - Bobby Short July 23, 1971 (2:25)
    • "So Near and Yet So Far" - Bobby Short July 19, 1971 (2:50)
    • "After You, Who?" - Dorothy Loudon May, 1986 (3:33)
    • "From This Moment On" - Sarah Vaughan with the Count Basie Orchestra February 16-18, 1981 (2:32)

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