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Hutch Sings Gershwin & Porter: Let's Do It 1920s, 30s & 40s

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Leslie Hutchinson is synonymous with the songs of Cole Porter and we are proud to present his almost complete oeuvre here. Hutch recalled that he ‘played double piano with Cole Porter and he taught me how to play his songs as he wanted them sung’.
It is always interesting to have a performer sing the songs of a particular composer and on this set you get 16 Cole Porter songs followed by 8 Gershwin songs … This CD from Past Perfect is one of the best in terms of the music; the performance & the sound reproduction of some very early recordings.” C Fuller-Hale

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  1. 'Wake Up And Dream' Selection Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  2. Lets Do It Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  3. I'm A Gigolo Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  4. Looking At You Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  5. What Is This Thing Called Love? Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  6. Two Little Babies In The Wood Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  7. Night And Day Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  8. Anything Goes Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  9. Begin The Beguine Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  10. Just One Of Those Things Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  11. Easy To Love Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  12. I've Got You Under My Skin Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  13. It's De-Lovely Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  14. Do I Love You? Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  15. I've Got My Eyes On You Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  16. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  17. 'Rhapsody In Blue' Selection Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  18. Do-Do-Do Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  19. Some To Watch Over Me Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  20. High Hat Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  21. He Loves And She Loves Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  22. They Can't Take That Away From Me Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  23. A Foggy Day Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30
  24. Love Walked In Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson 0:30


  • The Maestro Of Nostalgia
  • The Flirt Interest Of Rose In Downton Abbey Is Based On Hutch
  • Sung By Leslie Hutchinson
  • Digitally Engineered Sound Quality
  • 78 Minutes Of Musical Genius

Hutch (Leslie Hutchinson) is synonymous with the songs of Cole Porter and we are proud to present his almost complete oeuvre here (a Cole Porter medley is to be found on another Past Perfect album – ‘Elegance’). Cole Porter and Hutch enjoyed a special friendship – they both lived in Paris awhile during the 1920s – and Hutch later recalled that he ‘played double piano with Cole Porter and he taught me how to play his songs as he wanted them sung.

Born on 7 March 1900 on the West Indian island of Grenada, Leslie Arthur Julien Hutchinson seized the opportunity of sailing to New York at the age of sixteen and escaped from his somewhat humdrum existence. Arriving, as he recollected ‘with a few dollars and a lot of ambition’, employment proved hard to come by, so he offered his services as a pianist at private parties to supplement his income. Slowly he managed to build up a reputation and earn a living in music as an accompanist and later as a member of a band led by Elmer Snowden. But an unnerving racial incident involving the band members and the Ku Klux Klan was enough to make Hutch decide to leave America.


2 reviews for Hutch Sings Gershwin & Porter: Let’s Do It 1920s, 30s & 40s

  1. Anonymous

    “I congratulate you on the quality and content of your CDs. I should tell you that I already have 6 CDs from your company so I am a customer who will buy more from you in the future. Keep up the good work” Mr R, Winchester

  2. Mr D, Wiltshire

    “My dear girl how lovely once again to listen to Hutch & His Piano playing and voice, on the Lets Do It CD. Also the wonderful CD Great British Dance Bands – why on earth the English girls went mad over the American Bands when they had this great great music from English bands, I suppose it was the glamour of the GI when they arrived with their chewing gum and candy bars …. but I am more than happy to hear them again and again. Never want to turn the CD player off. Be happy, be kind and be your charming self and above all be content. Many many thanks for my having discovered you and your good work.” Mr D, Wiltshire

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