Moments to Remember: The Very Best of the Four Lads

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
The myriad of Four-something vocal quartets in the '50s tend to get lumped together even though many of them had very distinct styles. From the microtonal complexity of the Four Freshmen to the collegiate humor of the Four Preps, they were as individual as any other groups around. In the case of the Four Lads, it's a little harder to pinpoint their sound because it changed throughout the course of their career. They started out strongly influenced by the black jubilee gospel quartets, recorded a series of popular novelty records under the auspices of Mitch Miller, then settled into interpreting pop standards and adult ballads in their rich, unadorned style. The Four Lads ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
The myriad of Four-something vocal quartets in the '50s tend to get lumped together even though many of them had very distinct styles. From the microtonal complexity of the Four Freshmen to the collegiate humor of the Four Preps, they were as individual as any other groups around. In the case of the Four Lads, it's a little harder to pinpoint their sound because it changed throughout the course of their career. They started out strongly influenced by the black jubilee gospel quartets, recorded a series of popular novelty records under the auspices of Mitch Miller, then settled into interpreting pop standards and adult ballads in their rich, unadorned style. The Four Lads were probably closest in sound to the Ames Brothers by the end of the '50s, but their Canadian heritage and unique influences gave them a subtly distinct character. Moments to Remember: The Very Best of the Four Lads is an excellent 21-track collection of their original hit recordings beginning with their first hit, "The Mocking Bird" from 1952, and following through to the end of their chart career in 1959. The collection omits a few early Top 40 hits in favor of minor chart items from the late '50s like "The Girl on Page 44" and "Happy Anniversary," but contains most of the group's hits and is a definitive anthology.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2000
  • Label: Taragon
  • UPC: 783785107927
  • Catalog Number: 21079
  • Sales rank: 17,281

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Mocking Bird (2:22)
  2. 2 Somebody Loves Me (1:55)
  3. 3 Down by the Riverside - Norman Leyden & His Orchestra (2:34)
  4. 4 Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - Norman Leyden & His Orchestra (2:23)
  5. 5 Gilly, Gilly, Ossenfeffer, Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea - Norman Leyden & His Orchestra (3:16)
  6. 6 Skokiaan (2:16)
  7. 7 Rain, Rain, Rain - Buddy Cole Quartet (2:55)
  8. 8 Moments to Remember - Ray Ellis Orchestra (3:18)
  9. 9 No, Not Much - Ray Ellis Orchestra (3:18)
  10. 10 Standing on the Corner - Ray Ellis Orchestra (2:53)
  11. 11 My Little Angel - Ray Ellis Orchestra (3:05)
  12. 12 A House With Love in It - Ray Ellis Orchestra (2:45)
  13. 13 The Bus Stop Song (A Paper of Pins) - Ray Ellis Orchestra (2:13)
  14. 14 Who Needs You? - Ray Ellis Orchestra (2:59)
  15. 15 I Just Don't Know - Ray Ellis Orchestra (2:55)
  16. 16 Put a Light in the Window - Ray Ellis Orchestra (2:25)
  17. 17 There's Only One of You - Ray Ellis Orchestra (2:55)
  18. 18 Enchanted Island - Ray Ellis Orchestra (3:02)
  19. 19 The Mocking Bird (2:22)
  20. 20 The Girl on Page 44 - Ray Ellis Orchestra (2:58)
  21. 21 Happy Anniversary (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Four Lads Primary Artist
Frankie Laine Track Performer
Ed Shaughnessy Track Performer
Mitch Miller & His Orchestra Track Performer
Norman Leyden & His Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Count Basie Composer
Robert Allen Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Berry Composer
Tom Glazer Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Eliot Goshman Mastering
Al Stillman Composer
Bernard Toorish Composer
Rhoda Roberts Composer
Dawn Frank Engineer
John Sellards Artwork
Kenny Jacobson Composer
August Msarurgwa Composer
Dazz Jordan Composer
Stephanie Nolan Composer
J. Kennedy Composer
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