Instrumental Gems of the Fifties

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Instrumental Gems of the Fifties rounds up 40 hits, some of which are otherwise difficult to find on CD. Although most of the tracks are orchestral hits, the inclusion of Ernie Freeman's "Raunchy" and Santo & Johnny's "Sleepwalk" add variety and a little context, considering that many of these orchestral intrumentals coexisted and competed with rock & roll records on the charts. At least in part, this package documents a side of the '50s music scene that is nearly forgotten, considering that rock & roll often dominates any discussion of the era's pop music. Compiled and annotated by the late Bob Hyde and cross licensed from multiple labels, Instrumental Gems of ...
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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Instrumental Gems of the Fifties rounds up 40 hits, some of which are otherwise difficult to find on CD. Although most of the tracks are orchestral hits, the inclusion of Ernie Freeman's "Raunchy" and Santo & Johnny's "Sleepwalk" add variety and a little context, considering that many of these orchestral intrumentals coexisted and competed with rock & roll records on the charts. At least in part, this package documents a side of the '50s music scene that is nearly forgotten, considering that rock & roll often dominates any discussion of the era's pop music. Compiled and annotated by the late Bob Hyde and cross licensed from multiple labels, Instrumental Gems of the Fifties is a treasure chest of classic and historic recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/1999
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742008029
  • Catalog Number: 80

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Third Man Theme (2:13)
  2. 2 Sam's Song - Joe "Fingers" Carr (2:56)
  3. 3 Nola (2:36)
  4. 4 Laura - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra (3:19)
  5. 5 Down Yonder - Joe "Fingers" Carr (2:27)
  6. 6 Delicado (2:51)
  7. 7 Meet Mister Callaghan (1:51)
  8. 8 Caravan (2:46)
  9. 9 The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?) (3:19)
  10. 10 Oh! (2:41)
  11. 11 Melancholy Serenade (3:16)
  12. 12 April in Portugal (2:44)
  13. 13 Ruby (2:54)
  14. 14 Dragnet - Ray Anthony (2:50)
  15. 15 Ebb Tide (3:01)
  16. 16 Skokiaan (2:51)
  17. 17 The High and the Mighty (2:45)
  18. 18 The Crazy Otto - Johnny Maddox & the Rhythmasters (3:04)
  19. 19 Melody of Love - Billy Vaughn (3:02)
  20. 20 Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (3:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Unchained Melody (2:32)
  2. 2 Lisbon Antigua (2:32)
  3. 3 Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams (2:35)
  4. 4 Moritat (A.K.A. Mack the Knife) (2:54)
  5. 5 The Poor People of Paris (Jean's Song) (2:16)
  6. 6 Moonglow/Theme from "Picnic" (2:26)
  7. 7 Canadian Sunset (2:51)
  8. 8 Song for a Summer Night - Mitch Miller & the Sing-Along Gang (2:54)
  9. 9 The Shifting Whispering Sands - Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra (3:10)
  10. 10 So Rare (5:56)
  11. 11 The Portugese Washerwoman - Joe "Fingers" Carr (2:36)
  12. 12 The Swingin' Shepherd Blues (2:11)
  13. 13 Patricia (2:14)
  14. 14 Raunchy (2:20)
  15. 15 Tea for Two (2:17)
  16. 16 Peter Gunn Theme - Ray Anthony (2:57)
  17. 17 Only You (And You Alone) (1:50)
  18. 18 Quiet Village (2:32)
  19. 19 Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny (3:19)
  20. 20 The Enchanted Sea (2:22)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Steve Allen Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Henry Mancini Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Art Pepper Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Martin Denny Composer
Robert Maxwell Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Heino Gaze Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Alex North Composer
Patrick O'Hearn Composer
David Raksin Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Steve Stoll Composer
Hy Zaret Composer
Frank Metis Composer
Randy Starr Composer
George Duning Composer
Jack Gilbert Composer
Mary Hadler Composer
Raul Ferrão Composer
Perez Prado & His Orchestra Composer
Hal Johnson Composer
Barney Young Composer
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