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God Bless America
Kate Smith
God Bless America
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
God Bless America (Digitally Remastered) - Kate Smith & Friends


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All Artists: Kate Smith
Title: God Bless America
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Proarte
Release Date: 1/29/1993
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Oldies, Vocal Pop, Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015095051820


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God Bless America (Digitally Remastered) - Kate Smith & Friends

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Here is the track listing for the 3 cd set
DodgyUSA | Jamaica Plain, MA United States | 08/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"CD 1
When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain
Shine On Harvest Moon
Some Sunday Morning
Say It Over And Over Again
Embraceable You
Beautiful Dreamer
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Stay As Sweet As You Are
Makin' Faces At The Moon
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Who Cares? (As Long As You Care For Me)
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Easter Parade
I'm Stepping Out With A Memory Tonight
The Continental
Time On My Hands
Snuggled On Your Shoulder
Rose O' Day (The Filla-Ga-Dusha Song)
You Call It Madness
I Got Rhythm
When My Ship Comes In
I Cried For You
Now Is The Hour
We'll Meet Again

CD 2
(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover
I Don't Want To Walk Without You
Be Careful It's My Heart
If I Have To Go On Without You
How Do I Know It's Real?
Love, You Funny Thing
I Only Have Eyes For You
Tears On My Pillow
Somebody Loves Me
I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
Just A Prayer Away
Ridin' High
Along The Santa Fe Trail
Sioux City Sue
There's A Gold Mine In The Sky
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby)
Mother Machree
When You Wish Upon A Star
You'll Never Know Sweetheart
It Had To Be You
If I Had My Life To Live Over
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
It's Never Too Late (To Say You're Sorry)
Somebody Else Is Taking My Place
Anniversary Song

CD 3
Seems Like Old Times
There Goes That Song Again
Time Was
Bless This House
The Woodpecker Song (based on Reginalla Campagnola)
One Dozen Roses
Blues In The Night
My Melancholy Baby
River, Stay `Way From My Door
Don't Fence Me In
When The Roses Bloom Again
Ask Anyone Who Knows
Two Dreams Met
And There You Are
I Threw A Kiss In The Ocean
Memory Lane
The Miracle Of The Bells
When I Lost You
Don't Worry `Bout Me
It All Comes Back To Me Now
Maybe It's Love
You Didn't Have To Tell Me (I Knew It All The Time)
Too Late
God Bless America"
Victor Vail | Rockville, MD USA | 08/26/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Kate Smith was a true landmark in American music. No one sang like she did. She recorded for decades - without her voice failing (like so many other singers). And yet, she has been so grossly misrepresented on CD's. Her greatest body of work (in my opinion) is the work she did for RCA (several albums in the 1960's), when her voice was rich beyond belief - and orchestrations lush, contemporary, well recorded. BUT... where are these albums on CD? A few have surfaced, but only a few - and what HAS surfaced has NOT been re-mastered. In fact, much of what has resurfaced on CD is WORSE sounding than the original albums. The lady deserves much better than this. She gave us a lifetime of all-out singing. It's a shame.

This new CD is both a "must-have" and a "disappointment."

A "must-have" because there is simply not much out there for Kate - and this 3 CD set has many songs that have not appeared on other CD compilations.

A "disappointment" for many reasons... No liner notes. No photos. The track listing on Amazon (and practically EVERY website & music store!) is TOTALLY incorrect. The ONLY song in the listing that Kate sings on this set is "God Bless America". She sings NONE of the other songs.

The CD is also disappointing because NONE of the songs were re-mastered. The audio level varies from song to song. Some songs sound pretty good, with her voice WAY up front... while the next song will be so low, you can't understand what she's singing/saying. Many of the songs sounded better/clearer on the albums. By the way, most of these songs were 78 rpms. Only a few appeared on albums - nothing more recent than 1954 (Kate's Capitol Records album).

I was going to give a complete listing of songs, but hey - there are 75 songs on this CD. Way too many to list. There are some VERY early Kate Smith songs on this (Shine On Harvest Moon, for instance), and up to Who Cares (which I'm pretty sure is the version off her Capital Records album, 1954).

I will say, though, it was a joy to hear Seems Like Old Times, Bless This House, Some Sunday Morning, Beautiful Dreamer, etc. Her voice is strong, secure (as always) - but definitely more dated sounding than the volume of work she did for RCA.

Do I recommend this CD? Yeah. It's Kate, after all - and 75 songs for this price is a real bargain. Just don't expect good sound. (I'm actually thinking about running this through my home computer to adjust volumes, clean up the muddy sound on a lot of it, and burn a copy for my own use.) It's at least SOMETHING - until RCA gets off their ... and puts out a Kate Smith collection worthy of the woman.