Chet Baker Sings

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Chet Baker Sings
Chet Baker Sings.jpg
Studio album by Chet Baker
Released April/May 1954[1]
Recorded February 15, 1954
Genre West Coast jazz, cool jazz, vocal jazz
Length 43:55 LP/CD reissue
Label Pacific Jazz
Producer Richard Bock
Chet Baker chronology
Chet Baker in Europe
(1956)
Chet Baker
(1956)
Live in Europe 1956
(1956)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

Chet Baker Sings is the debut vocal album by jazz musician Chet Baker, released in 1954 by Pacific Jazz Records. In 2001, the album received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Original LP (Pacific PJLP-11)[edit]

  1. "But Not For Me" - 3:04
  2. "Time After Time" - 2:46
  3. "I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)" - 2:59
  4. "My Funny Valentine" - 2:21
  5. "There Will Never Be Another You" - 3:00
  6. "The Thrill Is Gone" - 2:51
  7. "I Fall In Love Too Easily" - 3:21
  8. "Look for the Silver Lining" - 2:39

1956 LP reissue (Pacific PJ-1222)[edit]

This issue features additional tracks 1-6, which were recorded on July 23 and 30, 1956.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "That Old Feeling"   Lew Brown, Sammy Cahn 3:03
2. "It's Always You"   Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke 3:35
3. "Like Someone in Love"   Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke 2:26
4. "My Ideal"   Newell Chase, Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting 4:22
5. "I've Never Been In Love Before"   Frank Loesser 4:29
6. "My Buddy"   Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn 3:19
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "But Not For Me"   George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin 3:04
8. "Time After Time"   Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn 2:46
9. "I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)"   Hoagy Carmichael 2:59
10. "My Funny Valentine"   Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart 2:21
11. "There Will Never Be Another You"   Harry Warren, Mack Gordon 3:00
12. "The Thrill Is Gone"   Lew Brown, Ray Henderson 2:51
13. "I Fall In Love Too Easily"   Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn 3:21
14. "Look for the Silver Lining"   Jerome Kern, Buddy DeSylva 2:39

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Richard Bock – producer
  • Gerald Heard – liner notes
  • William Claxton – photography

References[edit]