This celebration of Cole Porter's 100th anniversary is "the top." The highlights of the disc are the three songs performed by Cole Porter himself. "Anything Goes," "You're the Top," and "Be Like the Bluebird" were recorded in about 1930, but are the gems of this collection. The intonation and inflection of Porter makes these songs funny and magical. These performances alone make the disc a good buy.
Also thrown in are vitage recordings by such noteworthies as Astaire, Mary Martin and Don Ameche. The Astaire rendition of "Night and Day," the oldest recording on the disc, is delovely and memorable.
In addition to these older performances, there are contemporary recordings by Andre Previn that were performed on the night of the 100th Anniversary celebration. No thinking person can listen to this disc and not be delighted and charmed.