Billboard Pop Memories: 1950-1954

Billboard Pop Memories: 1950-1954

     
 

Rock & roll seemed the farthest thing from anyone's mind during the early '50s. Elaborate, highly arranged songs such as Tony Bennett's "Rags to Riches," Rosemary Clooney's "Come On-A My House" and Kay Starr's "Wheel of Fortune" were the norm, plus the overwrought and frenzied…  See more details below

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Rock & roll seemed the farthest thing from anyone's mind during the early '50s. Elaborate, highly arranged songs such as Tony Bennett's "Rags to Riches," Rosemary Clooney's "Come On-A My House" and Kay Starr's "Wheel of Fortune" were the norm, plus the overwrought and frenzied vocals of Eddie Fisher and Johnny Ray & the Four Lads. There were also sentimental tunes by Patti Page and Jo Stafford, and folk from Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra with the Weavers. Only "How High the Moon" by Les Paul & Mary Ford provides any inkling of what's on the horizon -- songs with a more pronounced rhythm and emotional vocal style.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/1994
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227157920
catalogNumber:
71579

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Percy Faith   Track Performer
Weavers   Track Performer
Rosemary Clooney   Track Performer
Eddie Fisher   Track Performer
Four Lads   Track Performer
Patti Page   Track Performer
Johnnie Ray   Track Performer
Jo Stafford   Track Performer
Kay Starr   Track Performer
Paul   Track Performer
Tony Bennett   Track Performer
Gordon Jenkins   Track Performer
Mundell Lowe   Track Performer
Stan Freeman   Track Performer
Frank Carroll   Track Performer
Jimmy Crawford   Track Performer
Mary Ford   Track Performer
Jack Rael   Conductor
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Harold Mooney   Conductor
Felicia Sanders   Vocals
Percy Faith & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Les Paul & Mary Ford   Track Performer
Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Demento   Contributor,Disc Sources
Lead Belly   Composer
Victor Herbert   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Richard Adler   Composer
Bill Inglot   Remastering
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
John A. Lomax   Composer
Geoff Gans   Artwork,Art Direction
John Turner   Composer
Joel Whitburn   Liner Notes
Paul Burkhard   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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