The very best of Harry Warren (1893-1981) is presented in a double CD set for a magnificent addition, the tenth, to Retrospective’s invaluable series devoted to the great songwriters of the last century. After penning some of the 20s’ most iconic tunes, such as I Love My Baby and Pasadena, Warren lit the touch paper for the emerging Hollywood movie industry with 42nd Street in 1933, beginning a line of Busby Berkeley spectaculars and other musicals filled with such great songs as I Only Have Eyes For You, Lullaby Of Broadway, Jeepers Creepers, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, September In The Rain and I’ll String Along With You. Then came the Glenn Miller evergreens Chattanooga Choo-Choo, I’ve Gotta Gal In Kalamazoo and so on, and wartime classics like You’ll Never Know – a phenomenal spread of hits from 1922 to 1957. As with each of the songwriter issues, the roster of artists is phenomenal, chosen (except for the opening Rose Of The Rio Grande) from singers of the time of each song’s publication. They include Warren’s great champions Dick Powell and Bing Crosby, alongside Dick Haymes, The Boswell Sisters, Fred Waring, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Vera Lynn, Fred Astaire and many others.