Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 40's, Vol. 2

Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 40's, Vol. 2

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The second volume of 1940s material from the Victor vaults picks up America's pop music story right as World War II was coming to a close. The big bands had largely been decimated, but still ruled the roost with much greater emphasis on vocals than before. Of the 20 tracks used for this collection, only five (Erskine Hawkins' "Tippin'

Overview

The second volume of 1940s material from the Victor vaults picks up America's pop music story right as World War II was coming to a close. The big bands had largely been decimated, but still ruled the roost with much greater emphasis on vocals than before. Of the 20 tracks used for this collection, only five (Erskine Hawkins' "Tippin' In," and Hal McIntyre's "Sentimental Journey," Tony Martin's "There's No Tomorrow," Tex Beneke's "St. Louis Blues March," and Dizzy Gillespie's "Night in Tunisia") are instrumentals. But the shift toward the singer (or singers) in the band brought a wide range of material to the pop charts, as exemplified by Desi Arnaz's "Babalu," Vaughn Monroe's "Ballerina," Louis Prima's "Civilization," Freddy Martin's "Managua, Nicaragua," Count Basie's take on "Open the Door, Richard," and Spike Jones' manic novelty featuring Red Ingle, "Chloe." The end of the war also brought the first inklings of crossover material onto the charts, most notably in the form of "Peg of My Heart" by the Three Suns and country singer Eddy Arnold's first hit, "Anytime." Although the rise of rock & roll was still a few years away from fruition, there was obviously a change underway in pop music as it opened its door to new sounds and styles.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078635986426
catalogNumber:
9864

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddy Arnold   Track Performer
Perry Como   Track Performer
Vaughn Monroe   Vocals,Track Performer
Louis Prima   Track Performer
Count Basie   Track Performer
Harry Edison   Vocals
Dizzy Gillespie   Track Performer
Erskine Hawkins   Track Performer
Spike Jones   Track Performer
Sammy Kaye   Vocals,Track Performer
Hal McIntyre   Track Performer
Tony Pastor   Vocals,Track Performer
Desi Arnaz   Vocals,Track Performer
Freddy Martin   Track Performer
Ted Weems   Track Performer
Billy Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
Tony Martin   Track Performer
Three Suns   Track Performer
Tex Beneke   Track Performer
Bill Johnson   Vocals
Red Ingle   Vocals,Track Performer
Betty Hutton   Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Spike Jones & His City Slickers   Track Performer
Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Louis Prima & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Tony Pastor & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Ted Weems & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Ruth McCullough Dyer   Vocals,Track Performer
Elmo Tanner   Human Whistle
Russ Case & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Joe Littey & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Tony Martin & Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Russ Case   Producer
Charles Randolph Grean   Producer
Walt Heebner   Producer
Herb Hendler   Producer
Buddy Kaye   Composer
Eli Oberstein   Producer
Steve Sholes   Producer
Marty Symes   Composer
Louis Martin   Producer
Bobby Smith   Composer
Patrick Snyder   Liner Notes
Art Rush   Producer
Ted Mossman   Composer

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