One of the supreme melodists and blessed with a gift for witty, sophisticated lyrics, Cole Porter was born into a wealthy Iowa family. While an undergraduate at Yale University he would regularly travel to New York City to enjoy the glitzy nightlife and musical entertainment. It was in the late 1920s that Porter shot to fame with a string of unforgettable songs, including 'Let's do it', You do something to me' and 'Love for sale'. Of his numerous stage shows for Broadway the longest-running was Kiss Me, Kate, followed by Anything Goes. John McGlinn's effervescent recording of the latter employs the tangy original scoring by Robert Russell Bennett and Hans Spialek to great advantage in the title-song as well as 'You're the top', 'Blow, Gabriel, blow' and 'I get a kick out of you'.