Oscar Peterson & Fred Astaire

Oscar Peterson & Fred Astaire: Astaire Story

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Product Type: CD

Title: Astaire Story
Label: Masterjazz Records

EU-only two CD set containing the complete classic set THE ASTAIRE STORY. Originally a four-LP deluxe box set, it was conceived by producer Norman Granz to showcase the singing talents of the great Fred Astaire in a jazz context, backed by an all-star small group conducted by pianist Oscar Peterson. The project spanned Astaire's then 20-year long movie career presenting a selection of songs by composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter, which he had premiered in his various films in the 1930s and 1940s. The set was conceived in the typical Granz jam session style, with plenty of instrumental solos, and on some tracks, Astaire was recorded tap dancing on a big wooden block.

1.1 Isn't This a Lovely Day
1.2 Puttin' on the Ritz
1.3 I Used to Be Color Blind
1.4 The Continental
1.5 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
1.6 Change Partners
1.7 's Wonderful
1.8 Lovely to Look at
1.9 They All Laughed
1.10 Cheek to Cheek
1.11 Steppin' Out with My Baby
1.12 The Way You Look Tonight
1.13 I've Got My Eyes on You
1.14 Dancing in the Dark
1.15 The Carioca
1.16 Nice Work If You Can Get It
1.17 New Sun in the Sky
1.18 I Won't Dance
1.19 (Ad Lib) Fast Dances [Instrumental]
1.20 Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
1.21 No Strings
1.22 I Concentrate on You
1.23 I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
1.24 A Fine Romance
1.25 Night and Day
1.26 Fascinating Rhythm
1.27 I Love Louisa
1.28 (Ad Lib) Slow Dances [Instrumental]
1.29 (Ad Lib) Medium Dances [Instrumental]
1.30 They Can't Take That Away from Me
1.31 You're Easy to Dance with
1.32 A Needle in a Haystack
1.33 So Near and Yet So Far Away
1.34 A Foggy Day
1.35 Oh, Lady Be Good
1.36 I'm Building Up to An Awful Letdown
1.37 Not My Girl
1.38 Jam Session for a Dancer [Instrumental]
1.39 The Astaire Blues [Instrumental]
1.40 The Second Astaire Blues [Instrumental]

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