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Everything I Have is Yours: The Best of the MGM Years

Billy EckstineAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)


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Disc 1:

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listen  1. Everything I Have Is YoursBilly Eckstine 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)Billy Eckstine 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Blue MoonBilly Eckstine 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Mr. B's BluesBilly Eckstine 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. TemptationBilly Eckstine 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. SomehowBilly Eckstine 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. CaravanBilly Eckstine 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. BewilderedBilly Eckstine 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Body And SoulBilly Eckstine 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. My Foolish HeartBilly Eckstine 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Every Day (I Fall In Love)Billy Eckstine 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Love YouBilly Eckstine 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Dedicated To YouSarah Vaughan 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. You're All I NeedBilly Eckstine 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. I Wanna Be LovedBilly Eckstine 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. You've Got Me Crying AgainBilly Eckstine 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. I've Never Been In Love BeforeBilly Eckstine 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. I Apologize (Edit)Billy Eckstine 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. As Long As I LiveWoody Herman & His Orchestra 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. I Left My Hat In HaitiBilly Eckstine 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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listen  1. Here Comes The BluesBilly Eckstine 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Life Is Just A Bowl Of CherriesBilly Eckstine 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Wonder WhyBilly Eckstine 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I'm A Fool To Want YouBilly Eckstine 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Taking A Chance On LoveBilly Eckstine 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. You're Driving Me CrazyBilly Eckstine 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Early AutumnBilly Eckstine 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. TenderlyBilly Eckstine 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)Billy Eckstine 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. If You Could See Me NowBilly Eckstine 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Smoke Gets In Your EyesBilly Eckstine 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. LauraBilly Eckstine 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Mister You've Gone And Got The BluesBilly Eckstine 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)Billy Eckstine 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. April In ParisBilly Eckstine 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. CoquetteBilly Eckstine 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Send My Baby Back To MeBilly Eckstine 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. How High Is The Moon (Parts 1 & 2)Billy Eckstine 5:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. St. Louis Blues (Parts 1 & 2)Billy Eckstine 6:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Don't Get Around Much AnymoreBilly Eckstine 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Lost In LovelinessBilly Eckstine 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Passing StrangersSarah Vaughan 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 25, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B0000046QG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,090 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

42 of Mr. B's million-selling MGM recordings from the late '40s and '50s! Blue Moon; I Apologize; My Foolish Heart; I Wanna Be Loved they're all here, with great notes and pix!

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Billy Eckstine was legendary. He is one of those performers I wish I could have seen in person. His distinctive baritone voice made anything he sang extraordinary. This 2 CD set is one of the most well thought out and enjoyable collections I own. Billy Eckstine recorded for M-G-M between 1947 and 1954. Here you will find the original recordings of many of Billy's biggest solo hits as well as more jazz oriented tunes backed by Woody Herman's and George Shearing's groups. But I prefer the ballads, particularly 1950's "My Foolish Heart" and his signature song "I Apologize". Perhaps my favorite tune on the entire set is the final one. "Passing Strangers" is a duet he recorded with Sarah Vaughn back in 1957. This one will literally send chills up and down your spine. It is an extraordinary recording! There are 42 tracks in this collection and over two hours of recorded bliss. This is a great collection to "crash" with. The 24 page booklet is one of the best I've seen with extensive biographical information, rare photos and a short discography. This is a collection of timeless classics that you can enjoy for a lifetime. Highly recommended.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best male vocal album of all time December 2, 1999
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I cannot say enough good about this album. I have over 2,500 jazz titles and this is my #1 favorite male vocal album of all time. Great male vocals are not as prolific as female as there just weren't as many singers, particularly great ones like Billy Eckstine. Often copied, he started a trend of copycats, although some of them were quite good, like Johnny Hartman and Earl Coleman. No one influenced jazz vocals quite like Eckstine who even had his own line of clothing. I saw him just before his death at Blues Alley on a very cold wintery night. There were only 12 or 15 people in the club... it was tragic, actually... someone so great and so popular. I appreciated him enough, however for a packed house and was grateful for the rare opportunity.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Incredible Mr. B August 22, 2001
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What an unbeleivable voice. I first heard Billy Eckstine on a west coast all-stars tape. The two song i heard him perform are part of this collection,How High the Moon? Parts 1 & 2 and St. Louis Blues, Pt. 1 & 2. From this I decided I needed to find out what more work he did. When i found this collection i knew i had a new favorite Jazz vocalist. Billy has a style as well as a voice like no one else. He is the kind of guy you imagine women just swooning at his feet when he says hello. That voice, its incredible. Songs like My foolish heart and tenderly are just perfect for his vocal stylings and just lend themselves to become some of his best work. If you don't have this CD, you need to get it because its a must have.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It makes me feel young again August 24, 2002
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The first time I heard Billy Eckstine in person was in about 1950 in Boston at the RKO theatre. I had an album clutched in my arms just bought next door with most of these songs on it, not all. I didn't have the nerve to go backstage for an autograph on it at the age of 19, but now I can have his songs on CD, not that pretty used up 78 rpm which I treasure, but doesn't sound like a CD. He is getting the credit today for what he should have back then. Besides which he was sooo handsome. I adore Sinatra, but Billy is right up there. Bigger voice, softer personality, good jazz. Too bad it isn't on cassette for my car.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A master voice of his time August 23, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Being only 17, my father introduced me to Billy Ecksitne, and wow! He has such an amazing voice, I hear it goes for three octaves! Everything I have is yours, Foosl rush in, Blue Moon are all beautiful ballads, MrB's Blues is a bit of a bebop big band track, Temptaiton has quite an avante-garde melody, Somehow and bewildered feature beautiful backing singingadn are forties type ballads. Caravan is a very unusual song, almost Arabian in parts, Body and soul and my foolish heart are straight forward ballads but have such great melodies, the foru tracks with Sarah Vaughan are at times unusual but often ballads. I wanna be loved, you've got me crying again and I've never been in love before are like My foolish heart, soft and melodious but then comes the big hit, I appologise, such a well sung, emotional ballad. Then there's foru Jazz songs, As long as I live, I left my hat in Haiti, Here comes the blues and life is just a bowl of cherries. Woody herman sings with him on that last one, Then there's two ballads, Wonder why and I'm a fool to want you. Takign a chance on love and You're driving me crazy are cool jazz, Early autumn is a fantastic ballad and Tenderly-April in paris are easy,listening jazz, a bit gloomy in some tracks, Eckstines' vocals impeccable. Coquette is a cheery forties ballad as is the follow up and then there's two blues/jazz songs in How High the Moon and St.Louis blues, followed by two beautiful ballads, don't get around much anymore and lost inloveliness the album is concluded by Passing strangers, a beautiful, emotion ballad with Sarah Vaughan. Read more ›
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection Of Billy Eckstine's Music April 9, 2000
By Kim K.
Format:Audio CD
Having grown up listening to my mom's Billy Eckstine albums, these songs are still very familiar to me. Every song is a winner but this 2 cd set doesn't really do him justice, he's recorded enough material for a 4 or 5 disc box set-which he truly deserves! I must ask of other Eckstine fans-does anyone remember back in the day when he recorded a beautiful tune called While We're Young-and what, if any, album is it on? I've been trying to find it for years without sucess. If anyone out there knows of this, please email me at Tunes73@aol.com and I'll be very grateful. This collection, while small, is highly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars What a voice!
I like the mix of songs and duets. Some of the songs I had never heard before are now my favorites.
Published 1 month ago by NANCY L THORNE
4.0 out of 5 stars poor condition, brilliant album
Two CDs, great songs, brilliant Billy Eckstine.
The CD box was already falling apart when it arrived. Plenty of cracks. One track had a lot of noise. Read more
Published 10 months ago by ying
5.0 out of 5 stars A favorite from the past.
Billy Eckstine was a very popular singer who was most active during the 1940's, 50's and 60's. He had a very pleasing, resonant baritone voice. Read more
Published 11 months ago by J. Crawford
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the X man
I have always love the X man. The quality of the sound of these CD's is excelent. Enjoying it much.
Published 12 months ago by David A. Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally Found Him
Have looked for a CD by this performer on and off for quite some time. Finally found and actually had a choice of 3.
Published 14 months ago by Florence Barnett
5.0 out of 5 stars I apologize
Yes, Billy, I'm the one who should apologize for not getting on here and recommending this album to folks sooner. Read more
Published on August 21, 2011 by AMO
5.0 out of 5 stars Billy Exstien
Have been looking for him for years. Love his voice an interpretations. Great sound and bavkground. Read more
Published on August 20, 2011 by Jerry d
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything I Have Is Yours: Best of the MGM Years
Billy Eckstine has always been one of my favorite vocalists. For the most part, the songs on this album are good. I have always enjoyed Billy's version of "I apologize".
Published on February 25, 2011 by Ralph B
4.0 out of 5 stars Missing 2.....
Love Billy. And this is probably the quintessential collection. Every song is a gem. Great sound. One thing. Read more
Published on November 6, 2010 by Carl J. Freda
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. B at his height
If you are a Billy Eckstine fan or missed his era; the most successful of his recordings are found on this compilation from the MGM years. Mr. Read more
Published on May 28, 2010 by JONNY-1 NYC
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