Great Melodies of the 50's

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Acrobat's Great Melodies of the 50s spotlights 25 of the era's top pop hits. Among the highlights are "Swedish Rhapsody" (Mantovani), "Bounce the Boogie" (Winifred Atwell), and "April in Portugal" (Les Baxter & His Orchestra & His Chorus), in addition to tracks by Leroy Anderson & His "Pops" Concert Orchestra, Ted Heath Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra, Percy Faith & His Orchestra, Buddy Morrow and Larry Adler. This is an interesting collection of orchestral pop music from the '50s that predates Elvis and rock & roll.
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All Music Guide - Campbell
Acrobat's Great Melodies of the 50s spotlights 25 of the era's top pop hits. Among the highlights are "Swedish Rhapsody" (Mantovani), "Bounce the Boogie" (Winifred Atwell), and "April in Portugal" (Les Baxter & His Orchestra & His Chorus), in addition to tracks by Leroy Anderson & His "Pops" Concert Orchestra, Ted Heath Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra, Percy Faith & His Orchestra, Buddy Morrow and Larry Adler. This is an interesting collection of orchestral pop music from the '50s that predates Elvis and rock & roll.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/2005
  • Label: Acrobat
  • UPC: 824046521127
  • Catalog Number: 211

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Skin Deep (3:04)
  2. 2 Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson (2:55)
  3. 3 Delicardo (2:53)
  4. 4 Skokiaan (2:53)
  5. 5 Ebb Tide - Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra (3:04)
  6. 6 Yakety Yak Polka - Liberace (2:07)
  7. 7 Rose Marie (2:12)
  8. 8 Oh Mein Papa (2:45)
  9. 9 Theme from Limelight - Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra (2:25)
  10. 10 Swedish Rhapsody - Mantovani (2:49)
  11. 11 The Type Writer - Leroy Anderson (1:36)
  12. 12 Dragnet (2:14)
  13. 13 China Doll - Leroy Anderson (2:42)
  14. 14 Song from Moulin Rouge (2:32)
  15. 15 Jamaican Rhumba - Mantovani (2:09)
  16. 16 Tiger Rag - Les Paul (2:11)
  17. 17 Genevieve (2:58)
  18. 18 Bounce the Boogie (2:04)
  19. 19 Hot Toddy (2:50)
  20. 20 Pretend (2:35)
  21. 21 Call of the Faraway Hills (3:04)
  22. 22 April in Portugal - Les Baxter (2:43)
  23. 23 Vanessa (3:09)
  24. 24 Marching Strings - Ray Martin (2:42)
  25. 25 Night Train - Buddy Morrow (3:06)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Rudolf Friml Composer
Leroy Anderson Composer
Louie Bellson Composer
Larry Adler Composer
Eddie Edwards Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Ray Martin Composer
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Victor Young Composer
Charlie LaVere Composer
William Engvick Composer
Dag Alveng Composer
Harry Da Costa Composer
August Msarurgwa Composer
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