12 (American Song Book)

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12 (American Song Book)
Studio album by Mina
Released December 4, 2012
Recorded at PDU studios in Lugano
Length 49:07
Label PDU
Mina chronology
Piccolino
(2011)
12 (American Song Book)
(2012)
Christmas Song Book
(2013)

12 (American Song Book) is an album by Italian singer Mina, released in 2012.

In the album, Mina covers 12 standards of American music, originally published between 1930 ("Just a Gigolo") and 1970 ("Fire and Rain"). Among the others, she sings "Everything Happens to Me" for the third time (previously recorded in 1964 for the album Mina and in 1993 for Lochness) and "Love Me Tender" for the second time (previously covered for the 1991 album Caterpillar).

The album was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.[1]

Track Listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "September Song"   Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson Walter Huston (1938)[2] 2:48
2. "Banana Split for My Baby"   Louis Prima, Stan Irwin Louis Prima (1956) 3:18
3. "Everything Happens to Me"   Matt Dennis, Tom Adair Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Frank Sinatra (1940) 3:15
4. "Fire and Rain"   James Taylor James Taylor (1970) 4:45
5. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"   Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin Judy Garland (1944) 4:00
6. "I'll Be Seeing You"   Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal Tamara Drasin (1938) 5:48
7. "I'm Glad There Is You"   Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Bob Eberly (1942) 4:25
8. "I've Got You Under My Skin"   Cole Porter Virginia Bruce (1936) 2:48
9. "Just a Gigolo"   Leonello Casucci, Irving Caesar Irène Bordoni (1930)[3] 3:28
10. "Love Me Tender"   Elvis Presley, Vera Matson Elvis Presley (1956)[4] 4:36
11. "Over the Rainbow"   Harold Arlen, Edward Yip Harburg Judy Garland (1939) 6:00
12. "Anytime, Anywhere"   Mary Imogene Carpenter, Lenny Adelson Frank Sinatra (1953) 3:57
Total length:
49:07

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italian album certifications – Mina" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry.  Select Album e Compilation in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Mina in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca
  2. ^ The Originals - "September Song". Retrieved 6 December 2012
  3. ^ The Originals - "Just a Gigolo". Retrieved 6 December 2012
  4. ^ The Originals - "Love Me Tender". Retrieved 6 December 2012

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