List of songs recorded by Pink Martini

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In the forefront is a crowd of people facing a stage. In the background are four people on a stage; a woman in the center is wearing a red dress and standing behind a microphone and the rest are men performing various instruments, including a piano, double bass and drum set.
Pink Martini performing in 2012

The American musical group Pink Martini, based in Portland, Oregon, has recorded songs for six studio albums, one compilation album, and one video album featuring live concert footage.[1] Formed by Thomas Lauderdale in 1994, the group that has been described as a "mini-orchestra" performs songs of many music genres in multiple languages by lead vocalist China Forbes.[1][2] Their debut album Sympathique was released through the group's own independent record label, Heinz Records, in 1997 – subsequent recordings were also released through Heinz. The album includes three original tracks, "Sympathique", "La Soledad", and "Lullaby"; cover versions include Ernesto Lecuona's "Amado Mio", Maurice Ravel's "Boléro", "Brazil" (Ary Barroso), "Never on Sunday" (Manos Hatzidakis), and "Que Sera Sera" by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.[3]

Hang On Little Tomato, released in 2004, features more original songs; covers include "Anna (El Negro Zumbón)" by Francesco Giordano and Roman Vatro, "Kikuchiyo to Mohshimasu" (Yoichi Suzuki, Michio Yamagami), and Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Song of the Black Swan (O canto do cysne negro)".[2] In 2007, the group released Hey Eugene! Songs include the title track, written by Forbes, and covers in several languages: "Bukra Wba'do" (Mounir Mourad, Fatehi Qorah) in Arabic, the French chanson "Ojalá", "Tempo Perdido" (Ataulfo Alves) in Spanish, and "Taya Tan" (Taku Izumi, Michio Yamagami) in Japanese, among others. The album also features guest vocals by Little Jimmy Scott on "Tea for Two", originally written by Irving Caesar and Vincent Youmans.[4]

Pink Martini's fourth studio album, Splendor in the Grass, was released in 2009. Forbes performs songs in five languages (English, French, Italian, Neapolitan, and Spanish). Guest vocalists include Ari Shapiro on "But Now I'm Back", Chavela Vargas on "Piensa en mí", and Emilio Delgado on "Sing".[5] The group also released the video album Discover the World: Live in Concert in 2009, which features live concert footage and includes the original song "The Flying Squirrel" and a cover of Ernesto Lecuona's "Malagueña".[6] In 2010, Pink Martini released its fifth studio album, the holiday-themed Joy to the World. Christmas music includes "Do You Hear What I Hear?", "Little Drummer Boy", "Santa Baby", "Silent Night" performed in Arabic, English and German, "We Three Kings", and "White Christmas". Hanukkah music includes Danny Maseng's "Elohai, N'Tzor" and "Ocho Kandelikas" (Flory Jagoda), performed in Ladino. The album also commemorates New Year's Day with "Auld Lang Syne" and Chinese New Year with "Congratulations".[7]

The group released two albums in 2011: 1969 with Saori Yuki and A Retrospective, a compilation album with tracks from previous studio albums plus unreleased material. 1969 includes covers of "Is That All There Is?", "Mas que Nada", and "Puff, the Magic Dragon".[8] A Retrospective contains collaborations with Michael Feinstein ("How Long Will It Last?"), Georges Moustaki ("Ma Solitude"), and film director Gus Van Sant ("Moon River"), along with remixes by Johnny Dynell ("Una Notte a Napoli") and Hiroshi Wada ("Kikuchiyo to Mohshimasu").[9]

Songs[edit]

A woman wearing a black-and-white printed dress, standing behind a microphone with her arms extended.
Pink Martini's lead vocalist and songwriter China Forbes performing in 2006
A man sitting on a piano bench behind a pian; he is wearing a suit and glasses, and his hands are folded.
The group's founder Thomas Lauderdale performing in 2008
Headshot of a man wearing a formal suit.
Michael Feinstein provides vocals on the track "How Long Will It Last?", originally by Max Lief and Joseph Meyer.
A man holding a microphone.
Film director Gus Van Sant made his singing debut on "Moon River" for the 2011 compilation album A Retrospective.[10][11]
A woman standing behind a microphone on a stage; she is wearing  colorful outfit and has her arms bent so that her hands are at chest-level.
Chavela Vargas (pictured in 2006) performs on "Piensa en mí" for Pink Martini's 2009 album Splendor in the Grass.
Black-and-white headshot of a man wearing a printed shirt with stripes.
Emilio Delgado contributes guest vocals on Joe Raposo's "Sing" for Splendor in the Grass.
A man in a suit and a woman in a white outfit seated on a couch; both are looking toward reading material he is holding in his hands along with a pen.
Little Jimmy Scott (pictured in 2009 on right) appears on "Tea for Two" (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans), recorded for Pink Martini's 2007 album Hey Eugene!
List of songs recorded by Pink Martini
Song Artist(s) Writer(s) Original release Year Ref.
"Amado Mio" Pink Martini Doris Fisher
Allan Roberts
Sympathique 1997 [3]
"And Then You're Gone" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Alex Marashian
Derek Rieth
Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"Andalucia" Pink Martini Ernesto Lecuona Sympathique 1997 [3]
"Anna (El Negro Zumbón)" Pink Martini Francesco Giordano
Roman Vatro
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Aspettami" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Aspettami" [First Recording] Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
A Retrospective 2011 [9]
"Auld Lang Syne" Pink Martini Robert Burns
Dirgham Sbait
Jacques Sevin
Traditional
Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Autrefois" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Bitty Boppy Betty" Pink Martini Alex Marashian Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"Blue Light Yokohama" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Jun Hashimoto
Kyohei Tsutsumi
1969 2011 [8]
"Boléro" Pink Martini Maurice Ravel Sympathique 1997 [3]
"Brazil" Pink Martini Ary Barroso Sympathique 1997 [3]
"Bukra Wba'do" Pink Martini Mounir Mourad
Fatehi Qorah
Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"But Now I'm Back" Pink Martini featuring Ari Shapiro Thomas Lauderdale
Alex Marashian
Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"Cante e Dance" Pink Martini Phil Baker Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"City of Night" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"Clementine" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Congratulations (A Happy New Year Song)" Pink Martini Chen Gexin Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Dansez-vous" Pink Martini China Forbes
Robert Taylor
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" Pink Martini Gloria Shayne Baker
Noël Regney
Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Donde Estas Yolanda?" Pink Martini Manuel Jiménez Sympathique 1997 [3]
"Donde Estas Yolanda?" [China Forbes Vocals Version] Pink Martini Manuel Jiménez A Retrospective 2011 [9]
"Dosvedanya Mio Bombino" Pink Martini China Forbes
Maya Forbes
Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"Du Soleil Plein Les Yeux (Eyes Full of Sun)" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Catherine Desage
Frances Lai
1969 2011 [8]
"Elohai, N'tzor" Pink Martini Danny Maseng Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Everywhere" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"The Flying Squirrel" Pink Martini Thomas Lauderdale
Robert Taylor
Discover the World: Live in Concert 2009 [6]
[12]
"The Gardens of Sampson & Beasley" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Hey Eugene" Pink Martini China Forbes Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"How Long Will It Last?" Pink Martini featuring Michael Feinstein Max Lief
Joseph Meyer
A Retrospective 2011 [9]
"Ii Janaino Shiawase Naraba (It's Okay If I'm Happy)" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Tokiko Iwatani
Taku Izumi
1969 2011 [8]
"Is That All There Is?" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Rena Connor
Yoshia Kurosaki
Thomas Lauderdale
Jerry Leiber
Tadashi Nagoi
Camellia Nieh
Satomi Sano
Mike Stoller
Masumi Timson
Stephen Timson
Mas Yatabe
1969 2011 [8]
"Kikuchiyo to Mohshimasu" Pink Martini Yoichi Suzuki
Michio Yamazaki
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Kikuchiyo to Mohshimasu" [The Hiroshi Wada Mix] Pink Martini Yoichi Suzuki
Michio Yamazaki
A Retrospective 2011 [9]
"Kisetsu no Ashioto (Footsteps of the Seasons)" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Yasushi Akimoto
Hitoshi Haba
1969 2011 [8]
"La Soledad" Pink Martini Frédéric Chopin
Thomas Lauderdale
Pepe Raphael
Sympathique 1997 [3]
"La Vergine Degli Angeli" Pink Martini featuring the Pacific Youth Choir Francesco Maria Piave
Giuseppe Verdi
Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Let's Never Stop Falling in Love" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Lilly" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Little Drummer Boy" Pink Martini Katherine Kennicott Davis
Henry Onorati
Harry Simeone
Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Lullaby" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Sympathique 1997 [3]
"Ma Solitude" Pink Martini featuring Georges Moustaki Georges Moustaki A Retrospective 2011 [9]
"Malagueña" Pink Martini Ernesto Lecuona Discover the World: Live in Concert 2009 [6]
[12]
"The Man with the Big Sombrero" Pink Martini Phil Boutelje
Foster Carling
A Retrospective 2011 [9]
"Mar Desconocido" Pink Martini Frédéric Chopin
Martin Zarzar
Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"Mas que Nada" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Jorge Ben
Fumio Nagata
1969 2011 [8]
"Mayonaka no Bossa Nova (Midnight Bossa Nova)" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Jun Hashimoto
Kyohei Tsutumi
1969 2011 [8]
"Moon River" Pink Martini featuring Gus Van Sant Henry Mancini
Johnny Mercer
A Retrospective 2011 [9]
"Never on Sunday" Pink Martini Manos Hatzidakis Sympathique 1997 [3]
"New Amsterdam" Pink Martini Moondog Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"Ninna nanna" Pink Martini Massimo Audiello
Alba Clemente
Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"Ninna nanna" [Reprise] Pink Martini Massimo Audiello
Alba Clemente
Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"No Hay Problema" Pink Martini Jacques Marray Sympathique 1997 [3]
"Ocho Kandelikas (Eight Little Candles)" Pink Martini Flory Jagoda Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Ohayoo Ohio (Hello Ohio)" Pink Martini Dan Faehnle Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"Ojala" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Daniel Lemay
Timothy Nishimoto
Luisa Quiñoy
Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"Où est ma tête?" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Alex Marashian
Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"Over the Valley" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"Piensa en mí" Pink Martini featuring Chavela Vargas Agustín Lara
Maria Teresa Lara
Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"Puff, the Magic Dragon" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Leonard Lipton
Akira Nogami
Peter Yarrow
1969 2011 [8]
"Que Sera Sera" Pink Martini Jay Livingston
Ray Evans
Sympathique 1997 [3]
"Santa Baby" Pink Martini Joan Javits
Philip Springer
Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Shchedryk (Ukrainian Bell Carol)" Pink Martini featuring the Pacific Youth Choir Mykola Leontovych Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Silent Night" Pink Martini featuring the Portland Boychoir Franz Xaver Gruber
Joseph Mohr
John Freeman Young
Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Sing" Pink Martini featuring Emilio Delgado Joe Raposo Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"A Snowglobe Christmas" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Song of the Black Lizard" Pink Martini Akihiro Miwa Sympathique 1997 [3]
"Song of the Black Swan (O canto do cysne negro)" Pink Martini Heitor Villa-Lobos Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Splendor in the Grass" Pink Martini Thomas Lauderdale
Alex Marashian
Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"Sunday Table" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"Sympathique" Pink Martini China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Sympathique 1997 [3]
"Syracuse" Pink Martini Bernard Dimey
Henri Salvador
Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"Taya Tan" Pink Martini Taku Izumi
Michio Yamagami
Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"Tea for Two" Pink Martini featuring Little Jimmy Scott Irving Caesar
Vincent Youmans
Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"Tempo Perdido" Pink Martini Ataulfo Alves Hey Eugene! 2007 [4]
"Tuca tuca" Pink Martini Gianni Boncompagni
Franco Pisano
Splendor in the Grass 2009 [5]
"U Plavu Zoru" Pink Martini Gavin Bondy
David Eby
China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Derek Rieth
Robert Taylor
John Wager
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Una Notte a Napoli" Pink Martini Alba Clemente
Johnny Dynell
China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Una Notte a Napoli" [DJ Johnny Dynall Remix] Pink Martini Alba Clemente
Johnny Dynell
China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
A Retrospective 2011 [9]
"Una Notte a Napoli" [First Recording] Pink Martini Alba Clemente
Johnny Dynell
China Forbes
Thomas Lauderdale
A Retrospective 2011 [9]
"Veronique" Pink Martini Thomas Lauderdale
Gregory Tozian
Hang On Little Tomato 2004 [2]
"Wasuretainoni (I Want to Forget You, But...)" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Larry Kolber
Barry Mann
Terunobo Okuyama
1969 2011 [8]
"Watashi mo Anata to Naite Ii? (Consolation)" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Go Misawa 1969 2011 [8]
"We Three Kings" Pink Martini John Henry Hopkins, Jr. Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"White Christmas" Pink Martini Irving Berlin Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"White Christmas, Pt. 2" Pink Martini featuring Saori Yuki Irving Berlin
Tatsuro Yamashita
Joy to the World 2010 [7]
"Yoake No Scat (Melody for a New Dawn)" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Taku Izumi
Michio Yamagami
1969 2011 [8]
"Yuuzuki (Evening Moon)" Pink Martini and Saori Yuki Rei Nakanishi
Miki Takahashi
1969 2011 [8]

References[edit]

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