America's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: 1951

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The second volume in Acrobat's fine survey of American pop hits of the '50s done year by year (six volumes have been released so far, reaching up to 1955), this one covers 1951 with a generous 25 selections, including Les Paul & Mary Ford's chugging and atmospheric "How High the Moon," Rosemary Clooney's sultry "Come On-A My House," Frankie Laine's sparse and theatrical "Jezebel," and Jo Stafford's joyous "Shrimp Boats." America was still in an era of melody in 1951, but as the '50s drew to a close, rhythm, of course, began to be the driving force on the pop charts. Hopefully, Acrobat will continue the series through to the early '60s, thus presenting an interesting ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The second volume in Acrobat's fine survey of American pop hits of the '50s done year by year (six volumes have been released so far, reaching up to 1955), this one covers 1951 with a generous 25 selections, including Les Paul & Mary Ford's chugging and atmospheric "How High the Moon," Rosemary Clooney's sultry "Come On-A My House," Frankie Laine's sparse and theatrical "Jezebel," and Jo Stafford's joyous "Shrimp Boats." America was still in an era of melody in 1951, but as the '50s drew to a close, rhythm, of course, began to be the driving force on the pop charts. Hopefully, Acrobat will continue the series through to the early '60s, thus presenting an interesting way to chart the subtle changes that led up the big beat of rock & roll and R&B taking over the airwaves.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Acrobat
  • UPC: 824046517724
  • Catalog Number: 177
  • Sales rank: 72,745

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If - Perry Como (3:04)
  2. 2 Be My Love - Mario Lanza (3:32)
  3. 3 How High the Moon - Mary Ford (2:06)
  4. 4 Too Young - Nat King Cole (3:24)
  5. 5 Come On-A My House - Rosemary Clooney (2:01)
  6. 6 Because of You @@Tony Bennet (2:59)
  7. 7 Cold Cold Heart @@Tony Bennet (2:40)
  8. 8 Sin (It's No Sin) - Eddy Howard (2:49)
  9. 9 Cry - Johnnie Ray (3:04)
  10. 10 Jezebel - Mitch Miller & His Orchestra (3:10)
  11. 11 Mockin' Bird Hill - Mary Ford (2:18)
  12. 12 My Truly, Truly Fair - Guy Mitchell (2:52)
  13. 13 On Top of Old Smokey - The Weavers (2:43)
  14. 14 Shrimp Boats (2:53)
  15. 15 Undecided - The Ames Brothers (2:39)
  16. 16 The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise - Mary Ford (2:12)
  17. 17 ABA Daba Honeymoon - Carleton Carpenter (2:30)
  18. 18 Rose Rose I Love You - Frankie Laine (2:34)
  19. 19 Sound Off - Vaughn Monroe (2:48)
  20. 20 And So to Sleep Again - Patti Page (2:57)
  21. 21 Down Yonder - Del Wood (2:29)
  22. 22 You're Just in Love - The Fontane Sisters (2:56)
  23. 23 I'm in Love Again - Henri René & His Orchestra (2:59)
  24. 24 Rovin' Kind - Guy Mitchell (2:50)
  25. 25 Castle Rock - Frank Sinatra (2:33)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Joe Marsala Composer
Big Al Sears Composer
William Saroyan Composer
Ross Bagdasarian Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Bob Fisher Liner Notes
Nancy Hamilton Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Wayne Shanklin Composer
Paul Weston Composer
Bob Merrill Composer
Vaughn Horton Composer
Sylvia Dee Composer
Morgan Lewis Composer
Sunny Skylar Composer
Sidney Lippman Composer
Eugene Lockhart Composer
Ernest Seitz Composer
Stanley Damerell Composer
Tolchard Evans Composer
Traditional Composer
Robert Hargreaves Composer
Churchill Kohlman Composer
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