Frances Langford: I’m in the Mood for Love (27 finest 1935-42)
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Cat No: RTR4245
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 7th April 2014
A superb collection of the finest recordings of one of the best-loved American singers of the late 30s and early 40s.
Florida-born Frances Langford (1913-2005), became a popular recording and radio star in the mid-30s, before a film career in Hollywood. Her final film appearance was as herself in The Glenn Miller Story.
Her sweetly melodious mezzo-soprano voice, light but strong, made her the ideal interpreter for so many of the great standards of her day, epitomised by her versions of Moonglow and Blue Moon. Iím in the Mood for Love, her theme song and first big success (in the film 'Every Night At Eight'), spearheads this meticulously compiled sequence of 27 of the very best of her many recordings.
The majority come from stage and screen, such as Falling In Love With Love and When You Wish Upon A Star. Included are hit duets with Bing Crosby (Gypsy Love Song . . .) and Tony Martin (Why Do I Love You?). The album closes with the latter and two great songs from a Glenn Miller film: Serenade In Blue and At Last.
1. Iím in the Mood for Love
2. I Feel a Song Coming on
3. Easy to Love
4. Rap Tap on Wood
5. Iíve Got You under My Skin
6. Swinginí the Jinx Away
7. Pennies from Heaven
8. Was It Rain?
9. Harbour Lights
10. So Many Memories
11. IíM Getting Sentimental over You
12. Please Be Kind
13. Gypsy Love Song (with Bing Crosby)
14. Iím Falling In Love With Someone (with Bing Crosby)
15. Falling in Love with Love
16. This Canít Be Love (with Rudy Vallťe)
17. The Man I Love
19. Blue Moon
20. Am I Blue?
21. Say It over and over Again
22. When You Wish upon a Star
23. In the Cool of the Evening
24. In Waikiki
25. Serenade in Blue
26. At Last
27. Why Do I Love You? (With Tony Martin)
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