Choice Voices! Pop Vocal Group Gems of the 50's

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Choice Voices! is a cross-licensed two-CD anthology of '50s hits (but not necessarily the biggest ones) by various vocal groups, and serves as both an excellent overview of the genre and a useful hit package for collectors since several of these tracks are scarce on CD. The 44 recordings cover a wide variety of styles, from relative old-timers such as the Mills Brothers to youth-oriented acts like the Play-Mates. The collection crosses over into folk and country territory with selections by the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, and the Browns, and tosses in a handful of pop-oriented tracks by R&B groups as well. Anyone who is interested in the great vocal groups and the many ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Choice Voices! is a cross-licensed two-CD anthology of '50s hits (but not necessarily the biggest ones) by various vocal groups, and serves as both an excellent overview of the genre and a useful hit package for collectors since several of these tracks are scarce on CD. The 44 recordings cover a wide variety of styles, from relative old-timers such as the Mills Brothers to youth-oriented acts like the Play-Mates. The collection crosses over into folk and country territory with selections by the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, and the Browns, and tosses in a handful of pop-oriented tracks by R&B groups as well. Anyone who is interested in the great vocal groups and the many stripes of pop music they created in the '50s will find immense entertainment value in Choice Voices!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2000
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742009927
  • Catalog Number: 99

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Glow Worm (2:41)
  2. 2 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing - The Four Aces (3:00)
  3. 3 Something's Gotta Give (2:56)
  4. 4 Oh Baby Mine (I Get So Lonely) (2:03)
  5. 5 Goodnight Irene - The Weavers (3:22)
  6. 6 Standing on the Corner (2:54)
  7. 7 Only You (And You Alone) (2:39)
  8. 8 P.S. I Love You (2:43)
  9. 9 Sh-Boom - The Crew Cuts (2:48)
  10. 10 Teach Me Tonight - The De Castro Sisters (2:47)
  11. 11 Memories of You (2:42)
  12. 12 The Little Shoemakers (2:17)
  13. 13 Graduation Day (2:43)
  14. 14 Day by Day - The Four Freshmen (1:58)
  15. 15 The Man With the Banjo (2:53)
  16. 16 Cindy, Oh Cindy - Vince Martin & the Tarriers (2:55)
  17. 17 I Understand (Just How You Feel) (2:45)
  18. 18 Born to Be With You (2:49)
  19. 19 Marianne - Terry Gilkyson (2:24)
  20. 20 It's Almost Tomorrow (2:47)
  21. 21 Deep Purple - Billy Ward & the Dominoes (2:15)
  22. 22 Hey, Mr. Banjo (2:30)
  23. 23 [Untitled Track] (0:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hearts of Stone (2:06)
  2. 2 From the Vine Came the Grape (2:39)
  3. 3 Little Darlin' - The Diamonds (2:08)
  4. 4 I'd Rather Die Young (2:46)
  5. 5 A Woman in Love - The Four Aces (3:20)
  6. 6 Sugartime (2:33)
  7. 7 Big Man (2:25)
  8. 8 Angles in the Sky - The Crew Cuts (2:24)
  9. 9 The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) (3:00)
  10. 10 Mr. Blue (2:26)
  11. 11 Lollipop (2:10)
  12. 12 Runaround (3:07)
  13. 13 Melodie d'Amour (Melody of Love) (2:39)
  14. 14 Stardust - Billy Ward & the Dominoes (3:13)
  15. 15 Twilight Time (2:46)
  16. 16 Born Too Late - The Poni-Tails (2:20)
  17. 17 A Worried Man (2:53)
  18. 18 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) - The Browns (2:38)
  19. 19 Baubles, Bangles and Beads - Kirby Stone Four (2:14)
  20. 20 See You in September - The Tempos (2:10)
  21. 21 What Is Love? - The Playmates (2:18)
  22. 22 Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners (2:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Kingston Trio Track Performer
The Weavers Track Performer
The Ames Brothers Track Performer
The Four Lads Track Performer
The Four Preps Track Performer
The Mills Brothers Track Performer
The Fleetwoods Track Performer
The Platters Track Performer
The Chordettes Track Performer
The McGuire Sisters Track Performer
The Four Tunes Track Performer
Vince Martin Track Performer
The Skyliners Track Performer
The Gaylords Track Performer
The Hilltoppers Track Performer
John Entwistle Track Performer
The Four Coins Track Performer
The Tarriers Track Performer
The Dream Weavers Track Performer
The Four Knights Track Performer
Rover Boys Track Performer
The Sunnysiders Track Performer
The Three Chuckles Track Performer
Billy Ward & the Dominoes Track Performer
The Fontane Sisters Track Performer
Technical Credits
Lead Belly Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Count Basie Composer
Billy Vaughn Composer
Tom Glazer Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Alan Dunn Composer
Dave Guard Composer
John A. Lomax Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Al Nevins Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Joe Sherman Composer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Randy Wood Composer
Peter Grendysa Essay
Wade Buff Composer
Artie Dunn Composer
Charlie Phillips Composer
Marty Wekser Annotation
George Forrest Composer
Paul Lincke Composer
Lilla C Robinson Composer
Joe Rock Composer
Noel Sherman Composer
DeWayne Blackwell Composer
Mick Creedon Composer
Evelyn Danzig Composer
Odis Echols Composer
Dale Fox Composer
Gordon Anderson Executive Producer
Theresa Malham Mastering
Eugene H. Adkinson Composer
Robert Wright Composer
Deirdre O'Neill Composer
Morton Nevins Composer
Adain Lane Composer
Bruce Bell Composer
Lennie Martin Composer
E. Smith Composer
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