CD Compiles Clinton's Favorite Tunes

Fans of former President Bill Clinton will soon be able to enjoy some of his favorite recordings in the comfort of their own home.

Fans of former President Bill Clinton will soon be able to enjoy some of his favorite recordings in the comfort of their own home.

"The Bill Clinton Collection: Selections From the Clinton Music Room," the first of several planned albums, tilts toward such jazz classics as John Coltrane's "My One and Only Love," Miles Davis' "My Funny Valentine" and Zoot Sims' "Summertime."

Clinton also chose such inspirational recordings as Mahalia Jackson's "Precious Lord" and Nina Simone's "I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)." Evangelical singer Mickey Mangum, a longtime Clinton friend, is represented by his version of "In the Presence of Jehovah."

But will there be any party music on future compilations? "President Clinton hasn't picked the songs yet for the subsequent albums," says Clinton Foundation president Skip Rutherford, "but in all likelihood there will be [some R&B and rock included] because he likes a wide variety of music."

The first disc is scheduled for release next month and will initially be available through the Clinton Foundation's Web site.