Year in Your Life: 1953

Year in Your Life: 1953

     
 

This two-disc compilation offers up 30 popular songs recorded in the year 1953. It was an interesting time in American culture as rock & roll still hadn't broken through and much of the era's popular music was still dominated by pop crooners like Dean Martin ("That's Amore"), Tony Bennett ("Rags to Riches"),See more details below

Overview

This two-disc compilation offers up 30 popular songs recorded in the year 1953. It was an interesting time in American culture as rock & roll still hadn't broken through and much of the era's popular music was still dominated by pop crooners like Dean Martin ("That's Amore"), Tony Bennett ("Rags to Riches"), and Rudy Vallée ("As Time Goes By"). With the cold war in effect, President Eisenhower announced the arrival of the hydrogen bomb in January of 1953 and the pop charts reflected the country's need for familiar, comforting sounds. Ray Anthony's theme from the popular show Dragnet offered up some wonderfully ham-fisted drama and Patti Page wondered how much was that doggy in the window. Many of these holdouts from an earlier era still had much to offer and weren't merely lighter sounds overcompensating for a darker time. But in June of that year, the first Corvette rolled out of a Chevy plant in Flint, Michigan and its throaty rumble was a harbinger of changes to come as popular music would quickly become more freewheeling and wild. Just one year later a young Elvis Presley would record "That's All Right" and change popular music forever.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/2014
Label:
Aao Music
UPC:
0778325225025
catalogNumber:
22502
Rank:
7953

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Believe  - Frankie Laine
  2. Oh Mein Papa  - Eddie Calvert
  3. How Much is That Doggy In the Window?  - Patti Page
  4. Down Hearted  - Eddie Fisher
  5. Dragnet Theme  - Ray Anthony
  6. Ebb Tide  - Frank Chacksfield
  7. Rags to Riches  - Tony Bennett
  8. The Song From Moulin Rouge  - Felicia Sanders
  9. Ricochet  - Teresa Brewer
  10. As Time Goes By  - Rudy Vallée
  11. Many Times  - Eddie Fisher
  12. Oh, Happy Day  -  Lawrence Welk & His Champagne Music
  13. Look At That Girl  - Guy Mitchell
  14. Even Now  - Eddie Fisher
  15. Answer Me  - David Whitfield

Disc 2

  1. I'm Walking Behind You  - Eddie Fisher
  2. That's Amore  - Dean Martin
  3. Hey Joe  - Frankie Laine
  4. Limelight  - Frank Chacksfield
  5. Tell Me a Story  - Jimmy Boyd
  6. Side By Side  - Kay Starr
  7. She Wears Red Feathers  - Guy Mitchell
  8. Somebody Stole My Gal  - Johnnie Ray
  9. Stranger In Paradise  - Tony Bennett
  10. Seven Lonely Days  - Georgia Gibbs
  11. The Gang That Sang "Heart of My Heart"  -  Four Aces
  12. With These Hands  - Eddie Fisher
  13. C'est Ci Bon  - Eartha Kitt
  14. Cloud Lucky Seven  - Guy Mitchell
  15. Swedish Rhapsody  -  Mantovani Orchestra

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