Capitol from the Vaults, Vol. 7: Capitol Goes to the Movies

Capitol from the Vaults, Vol. 7: Capitol Goes to the Movies

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Overview

It's a no-brainer that the Capitol From the Vaults series would dedicate a volume to their affluent association with the cinematic side of Hollywood. This is especially true since label co-founder Buddy de Sylva was previously the head of production for Paramount Pictures. As pop music artist and scholar Billy Vera points out in his liner notes essay, the label's first hit -- "Cow Cow Boogie" by Ella Mae Morse -- was featured in the all-star propaganda film Reveille With Beverly (1943). The tradition served Capitol well throughout their first decade and there are over two dozen examples -- which Vera also notes as being nowhere near complete -- on this single CD compilation. Many of these sides not only scored big at the box office, but held their own on the national pop and country & western charts as well. Included are a bevy of Top Ten hits such as "The High and the Mighty" (Les Baxter), "It Could Happen to You" (Jo Stafford), "Buttons and Bows" (Dinning Sisters), and even the animated antics of "I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat" (Mel Blanc). This collection also features a couple of chart-toppers -- "On the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe" (Johnny Mercer) as well as "Mona Lisa," the latter of which was also given an Oscar as "Best Song" in 1950 for its use in Captain Carey U.S.A. As an obvious labor of love, the audio in the Capitol From the Vaults series is unsurpassed -- rising to the occasion of such memorable pop music.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/09/2001
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724352829521
catalogNumber: 28295

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tennessee Ernie Ford   Track Performer
Tex Ritter   Track Performer
Pied Pipers   Track Performer
Jo Stafford   Track Performer
Baxter   Conductor
Hoagy Carmichael   Track Performer
Billy May   Conductor
Margaret Whiting   Track Performer
Dave Barbour   Conductor
Matt Dennis   Vocals
Carl Kress   Conductor
Pete Rugolo   Conductor
Gordon MacRae   Track Performer
Bob Hope   Track Performer
Mel Blanc   Track Performer
Nat King Cole   Track Performer
Sammy Davis   Track Performer
Sid Feller   Conductor
J.J. Lilley   Conductor
Johnny Mercer   Track Performer
Starlighters   Track Performer
Martha Tilton   Track Performer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Conductor,Track Performer
June Hutton   Track Performer
Dinning Sisters   Track Performer
Baxter & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Danny Welton   Harmonica
Jane Froman   Track Performer
Jane Russell   Track Performer
Dave Cavanaugh   Conductor
Carlyle Hall   Conductor

Technical Credits

Billy May   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Billy Vera   Producer,Liner Notes
Alan Livingston   Composer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Alan Warner   Producer,Concept
Bryan Kelley   Producer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Ralph Blaine   Composer
Warren Foster   Composer

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