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Collection 1947-62
Artist: Billy Eckstine
Format: CD

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Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 12/11/2020
UPC: 824046910129

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DISC: 1

1. This Is the Inside Story
2. The Wildest Gal in Town
3. Fool That I Am
4. 1
5. Intrigue
6. Mr. B's Blues
7. Everything I Have Is Yours
8. Blue Moon
9. Fools Rush in
10. Bewildered
11. Caravan
12. Somehow
13. Temptation
14. Crying
15. Good Bye
16. Body and Soul
17. Fool's Paradise
18. Sitting By the Window
19. Someone to Watch Over Me
20. My Old Flame
21. My Foolish Heart
22. Baby Won't You Say You Love Me
23. My Destiny
24. You're All I Need
25. I Wanna Be Loved
26. The Show Must Go on
27. Be My Love
28. I've Never Been in Love Before
29. I'm So Crazy for Love
30. If
31. I Apologize
32. I Left My Hat in Haiti
33. I'm Yours to Command
34. I'm a Fool to Want You
35. Pandora
36. Enchanted Land (Song of India)
37. Out in the Cold Again
38. Taking a Chance on Love
39. A Weaver of Dreams
40. I Love You
41. Room with a View
42. Hold Me Close to You
43. Kiss of Fire
44. Be Fair
45. Until Eternity
46. Coquette
47. Send My Baby Back to Me
48. St. Louis Blues
49. I Can Read Between the Lines
50. Rendezvous
51. Lost in Loveliness
52. No One But You
53. You Leave Me Breathless
54. Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me
55. Love Me
56. What More Is There to Say
57. Love Me or Leave Me
58. September Song
59. La de Do de Do (Honey Bug Song)
60. You'll Get Yours
61. The Bitter with the Sweet
62. Your Eyes Say Yes, My Heart Says No
63. Condemned for Life
64. The Chosen Few
65. Oh My Pretty Pretty
66. Passing Strangers
67. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
68. Gigi
69. Vertigo
70. Prisoner of Love
71. Alexander's Ragtime Band
72. (Main Theme from) "Exodus"
73. Jeannie
74. Guilty

More Info:

Starting out as a trumpeter as well as vocalist, Billy Eckstine led one of the most innovative big bands during the early 1940s, with many future bebop stars passing through his ranks as he had a number of R&B hits on the National label before he disbanded his orchestra and became a solo singer - this earlier era is covered in our existing Acrobat release "Billy Eckstine - Jukebox Hits" (ACMCD4019). As a solo performer, he became a popular, sophisticated and highly-regarded crooner, racking up a string of hits during the late '40s and through into the rock 'n' roll era. This great-value 74-track 3-CD set comprises selected A & B sides from his releases on the MGM, RCA and Mercury labels during these years, and features all his twenty and more hits on those labels his US pop and R&B chart entries in this era, and his UK hits, including the Top 10 successes "Bewildered", "Fools Rush In", "Temptation", "Sitting By The Window", "My Foolish Heart", "I Wanna Be Loved", "If", "I Apologize", "Kiss Of Fire", "No One But You" and "Gigi" and his duet hit with Sarah Vaughan "Passing Strangers". It's a substantial overview of a core 15-year period of his career, including at least one side of a significant proportion of his releases, and providing an entertaining showcase for his versatility as a performer and for his distinctive and unmistakeable vocal styling.