Hit Parade 1950

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Another entry in Dymanic's year-by-year survey of popular music, taking advantage of looser copyright laws in Europe to bring us Teresa Brewer "Music! Music! Music!", Bing Crosby "Dear Hearts & Gentle People", Kay Starr "Bonaparte's Retreat", Nat King Cole "Mona Lisa", Patti Page "The Tennessee Waltz", Perry Como with the Fontaine Sisters "Hoop Dee Doo", Sammy Kaye "It Isn't Fair", and Tony Martin and Fran Warren "I Said My Pajamas And Put on My Pray'rs" -- and somewhere in between them all, Anton Karas doing the "Third Man Theme." Needless to say, music did move toward the silly side in 1950 -- maybe it was just the public and the media trying to give everyone a break ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Another entry in Dymanic's year-by-year survey of popular music, taking advantage of looser copyright laws in Europe to bring us Teresa Brewer "Music! Music! Music!", Bing Crosby "Dear Hearts & Gentle People", Kay Starr "Bonaparte's Retreat", Nat King Cole "Mona Lisa", Patti Page "The Tennessee Waltz", Perry Como with the Fontaine Sisters "Hoop Dee Doo", Sammy Kaye "It Isn't Fair", and Tony Martin and Fran Warren "I Said My Pajamas And Put on My Pray'rs" -- and somewhere in between them all, Anton Karas doing the "Third Man Theme." Needless to say, music did move toward the silly side in 1950 -- maybe it was just the public and the media trying to give everyone a break from thinking about the atomic bomb, China, Korea, etc. This CD slides from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again, with the Mills Brothers "Daddy's Little Girl" and Billy Eckstine "My Foolish Heart" representing some of the classier entries. Actually, Karas' zither instrumental and the closing track, "Goodnight Irene" by Gordon Jenkins and the Weavers, both represented distinctly new sounds on the charts. And if that doesn't make this volume worth checking out, anyone who hasn't heard Page's rendition of "The Tennessee Waltz" owes it to themselves to see what early-'50s pop vocal music could sound like at its best. The sound is excellent throughout and, as usual in this budget-priced series, there is no annotation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2007
  • Label: Dynamic Ent.
  • UPC: 827139291129
  • Catalog Number: 22911
  • Sales rank: 229,209

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Music! Music! Music! - Teresa Brewer (2:52)
  2. 2 Dear Hearts & Gentle People - Bing Crosby (2:38)
  3. 3 Bonaparte's Retreat - Kay Starr (2:26)
  4. 4 Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole (3:14)
  5. 5 The Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page (2:26)
  6. 6 The Third Man (Theme) - Anton Karas (2:15)
  7. 7 Hoop Dee Doo - The Fontane Sisters (2:56)
  8. 8 It Isn't Fair - Don Cornell (3:15)
  9. 9 I Said My Pajamas (And Put on My Pray'rs) - Fran Warren (3:18)
  10. 10 The Cry of the Wild Goose - Frankie Laine (2:44)
  11. 11 I'll Never Be Free - Kay Starr (2:36)
  12. 12 Chatanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley (2:33)
  13. 13 I Can Dream, Can't I? - The Andrews Sisters (2:42)
  14. 14 Rag Mop - The Ames Brothers (2:38)
  15. 15 The Thing - Phil Harris (2:20)
  16. 16 Harbour Lights - Tony Alamo (3:21)
  17. 17 There's No Tomorrow - Tony Martin (3:16)
  18. 18 Bewitched - Bonnie Lou Williams (3:35)
  19. 19 Dearie - Kenny Gardner (3:17)
  20. 20 My Foolish Heart - Billy Eckstine (3:20)
  21. 21 Daddy's Little Girl - The Mills Brothers (2:55)
  22. 22 If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked a Cake) - Eileen Barton (2:09)
  23. 23 The Old Master Painter - Dick Haymes (2:21)
  24. 24 Thinking of You - Don Cherry (2:58)
  25. 25 Goodnight Irene - Gordon Jenkins (3:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Don Cornell Vocals
Tony Alamo Vocals
Kenny Gardner Vocals
Bonnie Lou Williams Vocals
Technical Credits
Pee Wee King Composer
Terry Gilkyson Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
Bennie Benjamin Composer
Michael Delugg Composer
Charles Randolph Grean Composer
Bert Kalmar Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Ned Washington Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Victor Young Composer
Richard Himber Composer
Al Hoffman Composer
Leon Carr Composer
Leo Corday Composer
Eduardo DeCapua Composer
Frank Warshauer Composer
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