Hit Parade 1948

Hit Parade 1948

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One could gather that the postwar U.S. had definitely settled down, judging by the musical choices on this 25-song CD. Starting with Doris Day's lyrical (yet subtly moody) "It's Magic" and continuing through Nat King Cole's ornately arranged rendition of "Nature Boy," most of what is represented here is very much on the soothing side of pop music; indeed, the Day and

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One could gather that the postwar U.S. had definitely settled down, judging by the musical choices on this 25-song CD. Starting with Doris Day's lyrical (yet subtly moody) "It's Magic" and continuing through Nat King Cole's ornately arranged rendition of "Nature Boy," most of what is represented here is very much on the soothing side of pop music; indeed, the Day and Cole songs are among the more challenging records here, and those are hardly daring exercises, except in the most subtle aspects of their production and execution; even Peggy Lee is represented by the novelty tune "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)," a song that hardly did the legend credit in decades to come. Kay Kyser, Harry Babbit, and Gloria Wood bounce through the jaunty "On a Slow Boat to China," and Bing Crosby declares "Now Is the Hour"; the only obvious break in the sedate tone comes from the Ink Spots, whose harmonizing on "You Were Only Fooling" adds some daring to the level of vocalizing attempted. The sound quality is consistent if not exceptional, and there is, as with the rest of this series, no annotation.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2007
Label:
Dynamic Ent.
UPC:
0827139290924
catalogNumber:
22909

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Cornell   Vocals
Harry Babbitt   Vocals
Charlie LaVere   Vocals
Bobby Lamm   Vocals
Gloria Wood   Vocals

Technical Credits

Larry Fotine   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
W. Reid   Composer
Eden Ahbez   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Ben Oakland   Composer
Borney Bergantine   Composer
Gerhard Ebeler   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Betty Peterson   Composer
Maewa Kaihau   Composer
Cotton Bend   Composer

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