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Carrying the Torch

Carrying the Torch (Topic TSCD782)

Carrying the Torch
The Evolution of the Torch Song in Popular Music
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD782 (CD, UK, 2001)

This is a compilation from the Jazz Collection of the British Library National Sound Archive.


  1. Helen Morgan: Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (2.59)
    [Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II]
    rec. February 14, 1928; HMV B.2735
  2. Ivie Anderson with Duke Ellington's Orchestra: I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good (3.16)
    [Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster]
    rec. June 26, 1941; HMV B.9252
  3. Billy Eckstine: You Don't Know What Love Is (3.18)
    [Gene DePaul, Dony Raye]
    rec. November 17, 1941; Bluebird B-11394
  4. Bea Wain with Larry Clinton's Orchestra: I Want My Share of Love (3.14)
    [Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin]
    rec. 1938; Victor 26158
  5. Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra: The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else) (3.30)
    [Isham Jones, Gus Kahn]
    rec. June 27, 1940; HMV BD.5665
  6. Anne Shelton with Harry Roy's Orchestra: Lover Man (3.01)
    [Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman]
    rec. July 27, 1947; Decca F.8842
  7. Ella Johnson with Buddy Johnson's Orchestra: Since I Fell for You (3.11)
    [Buddy Johnson]
    rec. November 7, 1945; Decca 48016
  8. Mills Brothers: I'll Be Around (2.57)
    [Alex Wilder]
    rec. February 18, 1942; UK Brunswick 3464
  9. Billie Holiday: Don't Explain (3.25)
    [Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog]
    rec. August 14, 1945; Brunswick 03786
  10. Pearl Bailey with Cootie Williams's Orchestra: Tess' Torch Song (2.35)
    [Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler]
    rec. January 6, 1944; Hit 7075
  11. Al Hibbler with Duke Ellington's Orchestra: Don't Get Around Much Anymore (3.00)
    [Duke Ellington, Bob Russell]
    rec. November 2, 1947; Brunswick 03460
  12. Dorothy Alt with Lew Stone's Orchestra: Deep in a Dream (2.51)
    [Eddie De Lange, Jimmy Van Heusen]
    rec. February 27, 1939; Decca F.6977
  13. Pha Terrell with Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy: Until the Real Thing Comes Along (2.58)
    [Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L.E. Freeman, Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols]
    rec. New York, March 11, 1936; US Decca 809
  14. June Christy with Stan Kenton Orchestra: I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out (2.45)
    [John Frigo, Herb Ellis, Lou Carter]
    rec. October 22, 1947; Capitol CL 3030
  15. Peggy Lee: Don't Smoke in Bed (3.07)
    [Willard Robinson]
    rec. December 2, 1947; Capitol CL 13050
  16. Jimmy Mitchelle with Erskine Hawkins Orchestra: Song of the Wanderer (Where Shall I Go?) (3.33)
    [Neil Moret]
    rec. April 26, 1940; Bluebird 10879-B
  17. Jo Stafford with Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra: Who Can I Turn To? (3.05)
    [Alec Wilder, Bill Engvick]
    rec. September 18, 1941; RCA Victor 27701-B
  18. Four Vagabonds: I Had The Craziest Dream (2.53)
    [Harry Warren, Mack Gordon]
    rec. Chicago, January 15, 1943; RCA Victor 30-0810
  19. Judy Garland: But Not for Me (3.05)
    [George & Ira Gershwin]
    rec. November 4, 1943; MCA DMCM 5023
  20. Elsie Carlisle with Ambrose and His Orchestra: It's the Talk of the Town (2.59)
    [Jerry Levinson, Al Nieburg, Marty Symes]
    rec. October 13, 1933; Brunswick 01607
  21. The Ink Spots: Do I Worry? (2.41)
    [Cowan, Worth]
    rec. August 8, 1940; Brunswick 03197
  22. Lena Horne with Teddy Wilson's Orchestra: Prisoner of Love (3.23)
    [Russ Columbo, Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin]
    rec. September 16, 1941; V-Disc 317A
  23. Helen Forrest: I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance (2.52)
    [Victor Young, Ned Washington, Bing Crosby]
    rec. July 17, 1940; US Victor 26696-B