(Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You

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It Could Happen to You
Studio album by Chet Baker
Released August, 1958
Genre Jazz
Label Riverside
Producer Bill Grauer, Jr.
Chet Baker chronology
Stan Meets Chet
(1958)
It Could Happen to You
(1958)
Chet Baker in New York
(1958)

(Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You is an album by jazz trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker. It follows a formula similar to two other Baker albums, Chet Baker Sings (1956) and Chet Baker Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman & Strings (recorded in 1955, released in 1964[1]) in which he updates existing standards in a hipper, jazzier fashion. Unlike the aforementioned records, on It Could Happen to You, on a few tracks, Baker plays no trumpet whatsoever, opting to scat in place of an instrumental solo.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Lindsay Planer awarded the album 4 stars and states, "One immediate distinction between these vocal sides and those recorded earlier in the decade for Pacific Jazz is the lissome quality of Baker's playing and, most notably, his increased capacity as a vocalist. The brilliant song selection certainly doesn't hurt either. This is an essential title in Chet Baker's 30-plus year canon."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Do It the Hard Way"   Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers 3:00
2. "I'm Old Fashioned"   Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer 5:03
3. "You're Driving Me Crazy"   Walter Donaldson 2:53
4. "It Could Happen to You"   Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen 2:49
5. "My Heart Stood Still"   Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers 3:26
6. "The More I See You"   Mack Gordon, Harry Warren 3:03
7. "Everything Happens to Me"   Tom Adair, Matt Dennis 5:02
8. "Dancing on the Ceiling"   Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers 3:08
9. "How Long Has This Been Going On?"   George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin 4:10
10. "Old Devil Moon"   E.Y. Harburg, Burton Lane 2:59

CD Reissue bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
11. "While My Lady Sleeps"   4:21
12. "You Make Me Feel So Young"   3:38

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chet Baker Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings Review". allmusic. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "It Could Happen to You Information". iTunes. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "It Could Happen to YouInformation". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "It Could Happen to You Information". Answers.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.