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Cole Porter

p, 1891-1964 US, Peru, Indiana
Composer / Songwriter of Soundtrack and Jazz
A.k.a. Cole Albert Porter

Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics, as well as the music, for his songs.

        
Genres
  • Soundtrack
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Anything Goes - (From "Anything Goes") on A Centennial Celebration by Various Artists
All of You on Romantic Jazz by Various Artists
Begin the Beguine on Éxitos Inolvidables De Cole Porter by Cole Porter
I Love Paris on Éxitos Inolvidables De Cole Porter by Cole Porter
You're The Top (with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks) on De-Lovely Music From The Motion Picture by Various Artists
Just One of Those Things on Jazz Queens of the 50's by Various Artists
You're the Top on Happy Jazz by Various Artists
So in Love on Éxitos Inolvidables De Cole Porter by Cole Porter
What Is This Thing Called Love? on Best Of Female Jazz Vocals by Various Artists
I Love You on Romantic Jazz by Various Artists

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Best Of BroadwayGeorge Gershwin / Cole Porter2012Compil.
Anything GoesCole Porter, Sutton Foster, Joel Grey2011Album
The Essential CollectionCole Porter2009Compil.
Selections From Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes'Cole Porter2008Album
Easy To Love: 40 Great TracksCole Porter2005Compil.
Kiss Me Kate / Let's Face ItCole Porter2005Compil.
Red, Hot And BlueCole Porter2005Compil.
American Dance Bands Play The Music Of Cole PorterCole Porter, Irving Aaronson And His Commanders, Eddy Duchin And His Central Park Casino Orchestra2004Compil.
Vacanze Romane (Colonna Sonora Originale Della Commedia Musicale)Cole Porter - Paul Blake - Armando Trovaioli2004Album
Born To DanceCole Porter2003Album
Anything Goes (2003 London Cast Recording)Cole Porter2003Album
Mirror Sound Orchestra Plays The Hits Made Famous By Cole PorterCole Porter2002Album
Starlight And Sweet Dreams (Songs By George Gershwin And Cole Porter)George Gershwin And Cole Porter - Nancy Armstrong, Robert Honeysucker, Daniel Stepner, Laura Jeppesen2002Album
But In The Morning, No - Cole Porter Vol 2.Cole Porter2002Compil.
Let's Misbehave! - A Cole Porter Collection, 1927-1940Cole Porter2001Compil.
"As You Like It" - Shakespeare In MusicHenry Purcell, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy2000Compil.
Kiss Me, Kate (The New Broadway Cast Recording)Cole Porter2000Album
Agatha Christie's Evil Under The Sun (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Cole Porter - John Lanchbery1999Album
Cole Porter - Great OrchestrasCole Porter1999Album
High Society (Original Cast Recording)Cole Porter1999Album
You're Sensational: Cole Porter in the '20s, '40s, & '50s Disc Three 1948-1956Cole Porter1999Album
You're Sensational: Cole Porter In The '20s, '40s, & '50s - Highlights SamplerCole Porter1999Album
The Music Of Cole PorterCole Porter1999Album
Csoda Kell... = Make Wonder - Operett Dalok = Songs From OperettasMagda Kalmár, Johann Strauss Jr., Carl Millöcker, Franz Lehár, Huszka Jenő, Cole Porter, Fényes Szabolcs, Frederick Loewe1996Album
Out Of This World (1995 Original New York Cast Recording)Cole Porter1996Album
American Legends: Cole PorterCole Porter1996Compil.
Kiss Me Kate - Music From The Original Motion PictureCole Porter1996Album
Kiss Me Kate - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackCole Porter1996Compil.
Cole PorterCole Porter1995Album
Berlin Gershwin Porter - The Gold Collection. 40 Classic PerformancesIrving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin1995Compil.
Kiss Me, KateCole Porter1995Album
The Music Of Cole PorterCole Porter1994Compil.
Cole Sings Porter: Rare And Unreleased Songs From Can-Can And JubileeCole Porter1994Compil.
The Cole Porter Gold CollectionCole Porter1994Compil.
The Complete Cole Porter SongbooksCole Porter1993Compil.
The Studio Recordings: Fennell Conducts Porter & GershwinCole Porter / George Gershwin / Frederick Fennell1993Compil.
Gold CollectionGeorge Gershwin & Cole Porter1993Compil.
Britten's Blues & Cabaret Songs & Songs By Cole PorterBenjamin Britten - Cole Porter, Jill Gomez, Martin Jones1993Album
Anything Goes: The Cole Porter Songbook - InstrumentalsCole Porter1992Compil.
Out Of This WorldCole Porter1992Single
I've Got You Under My Skin The Best Of Cole Porter Vol 2Cole Porter1992Compil.
From This Moment On - The Songs Of Cole PorterCole Porter1992Compil.
Fifty Million FrenchmenCole Porter1991Album
Blue Porter: Blue Note Plays The Music Of Cole PorterCole Porter1991Compil.
Overtures, Ballet: "Within The Quota"Cole Porter - John McGlinn, London Sinfonietta1991Album
Night And Day: Thomas Hampson Sings Cole PorterCole Porter, Thomas Hampson, The London Symphony Orchestra, John McGlinn1991Album
A Centenary Tribute 1891/1991Cole Porter1991Compil.
Nymph ErrantCole Porter1990Album
Night And Day - The Cole Porter SongbookCole Porter1990Compil.
Kiss Me, KateCole Porter, Samuel Spewack & Bella Spewack - Josephine Barstow · Thomas Hampson · Kim Criswell · George Dvorsky · Karla Burns · Damon Evans · Robert Nichols · David Garrison · John McGlinn · The Ambrosian Singers · London Sinfonietta1990Album
Night And Day - The Cole Porter SongbookCole Porter1990Compil.
Night And Day - The Cole Porter SongbookCole Porter1990Compil.
Anything GoesCole Porter1989Album
The Great American Composers: Cole PorterCole Porter1989Compil.
Cole Porter's Songs and Music, Can CanCole Porter1989Album
Songs From Paramount Pictures Anything GoesCole Porter1989Single
Can-Can (1988 London Revival Cast)Cole Porter, Abe Burrows, Donna McKechnie, Milo O'Shea, Bernard Alane1988Album
Anything Goes (The New Broadway Cast Recording)Cole Porter1988Album
The Music Of Cole PorterCole Porter1986Compil.
Born To DanceEleanor Powell, Cole Porter1984Album
American Musicals: Kiss Me, Kate/Can-Can/Anything GoesCole Porter1981Compil.
The Great British Dance Bands Play Cole PorterCole Porter1980Compil.
Let's Face It / Selections From Red, Hot And Blue! / Leave It To Me!Cole Porter With Danny Kaye And Mary Jane Walsh Plus Ethel Merman And Introducing Mary Martin1979Compil.
Dream DancingElla Fitzgerald & Cole Porter1978Album
Ritratto D'autoreCole Porter1977Compil.
Piano Songs - 24 Titres - 12 InstrumentalsCole Porter, George Gershwin1977Album
Cole Porter In Hollywood (1929-1956)Cole Porter1976Album
A Portrait In MusicCole Porter1976Compil.
Magic Moment from Cole Porter's "Can-Can" / Magic Moments from Irving Berlin's "Call Me Madam"Cole Porter1975Album
R.S.V.P. The Cole PortersCole Porter, Jack Jenkins, Sally Jenkins, Mac Frampton1974Album
Cole Porter In LondonCole Porter1974Compil.
Les Plus Grands Succes De Cole PorterCole Porter1973Compil.
The Incomparable Cole PorterCole Porter1973Compil.
You Never KnowCole Porter1973Album
ColeCole Porter1972Compil.
Andre Kostelanetz Plays Cole Porter With Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Narrator-SingerAndré Kostelanetz Plays Cole Porter With Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.1972Album
Delightful, Delicious, De-Lovely Cole PorterCole Porter1972Compil.
Cole PorterCole Porter1970Single
C'est Magnifique! The Best Of Cole PorterCole Porter, Eddy Mers And His Orchestra1968Album
Cole Porter's Unforgettable High SocietyCole Porter1967Album
The Greatest Hits Of Cole PorterCole Porter1965Album
Hits Of Broadway Volume 2Cole Porter, Jerome Kern1965Album
Begin De BeguineCole Porter1965Single
The Special Magic Of Cole PorterCole Porter1965Compil.
The Musical World Of Cole PorterCole Porter1965Album
The Fabulous PorterCole Porter1965Compil.
Can Can & Kiss Me KateMimi Benzell, Felix Knight, Cole Porter1965Album
PercusionCole Porter1965Single
Can CanCole Porter1964Album
Kiss Me, KateCole Porter, Saint Subber And Lemuel Ayers Present Alfred Drake And Patricia Morison1963Album
Can CanCole Porter1963Album
Cole Porter's Can-Can: Original Soundtrack AlbumCole Porter1960Album
Kiss Me, KateCole Porter, Gogi Grant, Howard Keel, Anne Jeffreys, Henri René And His Orchestra1959Album
Mimi Benzell & Felix Knight Sing Cole Porter's Can Can Kiss Me KateCole Porter1959Album
AladdinCole Porter1958Album
Kiss Me, KateCole Porter, Saint Subber And Lemuel Ayers Present Alfred Drake And Patricia Morison1958Single
Kiss Me, KateHill Bowen And His Orchestra With Marie Benson, Patricia Clark, Ivor Emmanuel, Andy Cole, Bryan Johnson, Denis Quilley, Laurie Cornell, Cole Porter1958Album
AladdinCole Porter1958Single
Silk StockingsCole Porter1957Album
Música De Cole Porter (Vol. IIº.)Cole Porter1956Single
Night And Day / Don't Fence Me InElla Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter1956Single
Original Soundtrack Recordings: High Society, Can-Can & Pal JoeyCole Porter1955Album
"Silk Stockings"Cole Porter1955Single
Cole Porter's Can-CanCole Porter1953Album
Out Of This WorldCole Porter1951Album
Kiss Me, KateCole Porter, Saint Subber And Lemuel Ayers Present Alfred Drake And Patricia Morison1950Album
Fred Waring Music, Cole Porter SongsFred Waring & The Pennsylvanians, Cole Porter1946Album
Anything Goes / You're The TopCole Porter1935Album
You're The Top / Thank You So Much, Mrs. Lowsborough-GoodbyCole Porter1934Album
Medley Of Cole Porter Hits / Night And DayPaul Whiteman And His Orchestra, Cole Porter1933Album
Les Plus Grands Films De Notre TempsNacio Herb Brown, George Gershwin, Frederick Loewe, Robin / Styne, Cole Porter, Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz, Maurice Jarre, Nino RotaAlbum
Night And Day And Other FavoritesCole PorterAlbum
VariousAlberto Dominguez, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole PorterSingle
Beguin The Beguin / Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)Cole Porter, Ary Barroso, Bob Russell, Xavier CugatAlbum
Anything GoesCole PorterAlbum
Kiss Me Kate / Annie Get Your GunCole Porter, Irving BerlinCompil.
Composers at playHarold Arlen, Cole PorterAlbum
Cole Porter FantasyCole Porter, The Melachrino OrchestraAlbum
1924-1944Cole PorterAlbum
Can Can: The Songs And Music From The Hit Motion PictureCole PorterAlbum
Moods With Cole Porter / Moods With Irving BerlinCole Porter, Irving BerlinAlbum
Can-Can (4 Songs From Cole Porter's Can-Can)Cole Porter — Ella Fitzgerald / Oscar Peterson / Louis ArmstrongCompil.
The Best Of Cole Porter / The Best Of Jerome KernCole Porter, Jerome KernAlbum
Favorite Composers Vol.1Cole Porter / George GershwinAlbum
All The Songs From Cole Porter's CAN CANCole PorterAlbum
Another Op,nin Another ShowCole PorterSingle
The Band Festival At Plum CenterAda Jones, Bob Harlan, Cole PorterSingle
The American Composers Hall Of FameCole PorterAlbum
Here's To Veterans Program No. 898-899Cole Porter, LiberaceAlbum
HitsCole PorterAlbum
Moods With Cole Porter / Moods With Irving BerlinCole Porter / Irving BerlinAlbum
American Showcase Series Presents: Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, The New American String EnsembleCole Porter, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, The New American String EnsembleCompil.
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