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Hutch, Let's Do It



Here is a tribute to one of the best-loved of all 20th century entertainers, Hutch, with his inimitable artistry displayed in the finest available collection of his always suavely elegant work. Leslie A. Hutchinson (1900-1969), known simply as "Hutch", had one of the most famous and best-loved voices of the late 30s and 40s. With his charming and debonair personality, his skilful piano playing and that unmistakeable, chocolate-flavoured baritone, he was among the most enduringly popular entertainers (even into his sixties). Red carnation in buttonhole below handsome good looks, he was the archetypal crooner par excellence, and his recordings sold in millions. Hutch now gets the accolade of a Retrospective double CD. Let's Do It opens a rich collection of well over two-and-a-half-hours of his finest recordings – the best and most comprehensive anthology on the market. The 50 songs are mostly the great popular 'standards' of the day, wonderful songs that benefit from the distinctively suave Hutch treatment. There are evergreens by Rodgers (With A Song In My Heart, Lover), Henderson (Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries, The Best Things In Life Are Free), Berlin (How Deep Is the Ocean?), Kern (The Way You Look Tonight, All The Things You Are), Gershwin (A Foggy Day), Carmichael (The Nearness Of You) and so many others. Hutch was a close friend of Cole Porter and one of the composer's favourite interpreters. In addition to Let's Do It he also sings Porter's Night And Day, Anything Goes, Easy To Love, It's De-Lovely, Begin The Beguine, Do I Love You? and You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To. Be captivated anew by "High Society's favourite gigolo".

Hutch, Let's Do It