augustus 12, 2017

Soundtrack - High Society (1956) - Lp

High Society is a 1956 American musical comedy film directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra. The film was produced by Sol C. Siegel for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and shot in VistaVision and Technicolor, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry, with a screenplay by John Patrick, the film is about a successful popular jazz musician who tries to win back the affections of his ex-wife, who is preparing to marry another man.
The cast also features Celeste Holm, John Lund and Louis Calhern, with a musical contribution by Louis Armstrong.
High Society was the last film appearance of Grace Kelly, before she became Princess consort of Monaco.

Producer Sol C. Siegel paid Porter $250,000 for his first original film score in eight years; it introduced a couple of pop standards, including "True Love" and "You're Sensational". Not only did Sinatra and Crosby collaborate for the first time, but behind the scenes two master orchestrators – Conrad Salinger and Nelson Riddle – melded their arrangements under the baton of Johnny Green. Armstrong and his band get a couple of standout moments and Kelly has her only role in a musical.

A soundtrack album was released the year of the film's release and was a major success in both America and the United Kingdom. It has been said[citation needed] that one of the main reasons star Sinatra was drawn to the film was a mock-tipsy duet with his boyhood idol Crosby on "Well, Did You Evah!", a song from an earlier Porter show, DuBarry Was a Lady (1939), re-adapted and added at the last minute when it was noted that the two singers did not have a duet to perform in the film.
The title of the song "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" gained new significance a half-century later as the title of a global game show franchise. "I Love You, Samantha" has also become a jazz favorite for improvisations.

Side A
A1. Johnny Green, conducting the MGM Studio Orchestra – High Society (Overture) – 3:27
A2. Louis Armstrong and His Band – High Society Calypso – 2:21
A3. Bing Crosby – Little One – 2:29
A4. Celeste Holm & Frank Sinatra – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? – 2:04
A5. Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly – True Love – 3:05

Side B
B1. Frank Sinatra – You’re Sensational – 3:50
B2. Bing Crosby – I Love You, Samantha – 4:25
B3. Louis Armstrong and His Band & Bing Crosby – Now You Has Jazz – 4:14
B4. Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra – Well, Did You Evah! – 3:44
B5. Frank Sinatra – Mind if I Make Love to You? – 2:21

Release: 1956
Label: EMI Records
Catalog# 5C048-50714
Prijs: € 20,00

Album: Goed
Cover: Goed

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