Ultimate: Art Tatum
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||Tenderly||Art Tatum||4:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Cover the Waterfront||Art Tatum||4:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Body and Soul||Art Tatum||3:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Someone to Watch over Me (Live 1955/Beverly Hills)||Art Tatum||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||In a Sentimental Mood||Art Tatum||3:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Yesterdays||Art Tatum||3:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Willow, Weep for Me||Art Tatum||3:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams||Art Tatum||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Over the Rainbow||Art Tatum||3:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'll Never Be the Same||Art Tatum||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sweet Lorraine||Art Tatum||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||There Will Never Be Another You||Art Tatum||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Without a Song||Art Tatum||2:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day||Art Tatum||4:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Too Marvelous for Words||Art Tatum||2:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Love for Sale||Art Tatum||2:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Verve's Ultimate Art Tatum may not live up to its billing, but the budget-priced collection is nevertheless a terrific introductory sampler. Hank Jones selected the 16 tracks on the compilation and he also wrote the liner notes. He did an excellent job balancing acknowledged classics with choices that illustrate Tatum's range. Some listeners will undoubtedly find a favorite or two missing, but these 16 tracks — including "Tenderly," "I Cover the Waterfront," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Yesterdays," "Willow Weep for Me," "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)," "Sweet Lorraine," "There Will Never Be Another You," and "Too Marvelous for Words" — capture the essence of Tatum's Verve recordings, which is enough to make this a worthwhile sampler.
By far the greatest ever to strike the 88 black and whites.
Hilarious note - on Someone to Watch Over Me, someone makes a farting noise during the recording at 1:30 and a bunch of people laugh.
Born: October 13, 1909 in Toledo, OH
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s