12 (American Song Book)

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12 (American Song Book)
Studio album by Mina
Released December 4, 2012
Recorded at PDU studios in Lugano
Length 49:07
Label PDU
Mina chronology
12 (American Song Book)
Christmas Song Book

12 (American Song Book) is an album by Italian singer Mina, released in 2012.

In the album, Mina covers 12 standards of American music, originally published between 1930 ("Just a Gigolo") and 1970 ("Fire and Rain"). Among the others, she sings "Everything Happens to Me" for the third time (previously recorded in 1964 for the album Mina and in 1993 for Lochness) and "Love Me Tender" for the second time (previously covered for the 1991 album Caterpillar).

The album was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artistLength
1."September Song"Kurt Weill, Maxwell AndersonWalter Huston (1938)[2]2:48
2."Banana Split for My Baby"Louis Prima, Stan IrwinLouis Prima (1956)3:18
3."Everything Happens to Me"Matt Dennis, Tom AdairTommy Dorsey Orchestra with Frank Sinatra (1940)3:15
4."Fire and Rain"James TaylorJames Taylor (1970)4:45
5."Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"Ralph Blane, Hugh MartinJudy Garland (1944)4:00
6."I'll Be Seeing You"Sammy Fain, Irving KahalTamara Drasin (1938)5:48
7."I'm Glad There Is You"Jimmy Dorsey, Paul MadeiraJimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Bob Eberly (1942)4:25
8."I've Got You Under My Skin"Cole PorterVirginia Bruce (1936)2:48
9."Just a Gigolo"Leonello Casucci, Irving CaesarIrène Bordoni (1930)[3]3:28
10."Love Me Tender"Elvis Presley, Vera MatsonElvis Presley (1956)[4]4:36
11."Over the Rainbow"Harold Arlen, Edward Yip HarburgJudy Garland (1939)6:00
12."Anytime, Anywhere"Mary Imogene Carpenter, Lenny AdelsonFrank Sinatra (1953)3:57
Total length:49:07


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