Pure... 50s

Pure... 50s


This generous four-disc set collects almost 70 original recordings of '50s hits, including songs by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash. Though the collection is undeniably comprehensive and eclectic, spanning rock songs like "All Shook Up" and See more details below


This generous four-disc set collects almost 70 original recordings of '50s hits, including songs by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash. Though the collection is undeniably comprehensive and eclectic, spanning rock songs like "All Shook Up" and Mickey & Sylvia's "Love Is Strange," as well as vocal pop standards like Perry Como's "Magic Moments" and Doris Day's "Whatever Will Be, Will Be [Que Sera Sera]" there's little rhyme or reason to the track list, and some of the juxtapositions make for a less than smooth listening experience. Still, for listeners who don't mind hunting and pecking, this is more interesting than the average '50s comp.

Product Details

Release Date:
Sony Uk


Disc 1

  1. All Shook Up  - Elvis Presley
  2. I Walk the Line  - Johnny Cash
  3. Rags To Riches  - Tony Bennett
  4. Whatever Will Be, Will Be  - Doris Day
  5. When You're Smiling (the Whole World Smiles With You)  - Frank Sinatra
  6. Lonely Street  - Andy Williams
  7. The End of a Love Affair  - Billie Holiday
  8. Misty  - Johnny Mathis
  9. Diana  - Paul Anka
  10. Magic Moments  - Perry Como
  11. Love is Strange  -  Mickey & Sylvia
  12. Four Walls  - Jim Reeves
  13. Melodie D'amour  -  Ames Brothers
  14. Banana Boat (Day-O)  - Harry Belafonte
  15. Patricia  -  Perez Prado & His Orchestra
  16. Pink Pedal Pushers  - Carl Perkins
  17. Shout  -  Isley Brothers

Disc 2

  1. Mack the Knife  - Louis Armstrong
  2. Mambo Italiano  - Rosemary Clooney
  3. On the Street Where You Live  - Vic Damone
  4. Cry  - Johnnie Ray
  5. Moments To Remember  -  Four Lads
  6. You Don't Know Me  - Jerry Vale
  7. The Wonder of You  - Ray Peterson
  8. The Shape I'm In  - Johnny Restivo
  9. Rebel Rouser  - Duane Eddy
  10. Band of Gold  - Don Cherry
  11. The Three Bells  -  Browns
  12. Heartaches By the Number  - Guy Mitchell
  13. 'S Wonderful  -  Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus
  14. The Lady is a Tramp  - Buddy Greco
  15. Boo-Dah  -  Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra
  16. 'Round Midnight  - Miles Davis
  17. Take Five  - Dave Brubeck

Disc 3

  1. I Put a Spell On You  - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  2. Under the Bridges of Paris  - Eartha Kitt
  3. I Need You Now  - Eddie Fisher
  4. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)  - Frankie Laine
  5. Start Movin' (In My Direction)  - Sal Mineo
  6. I Go Ape  - Neil Sedaka
  7. The Blob  -  Five Blobs
  8. The Thing  -  Phil Harris & His Orchestra
  9. Marianne
  10. Butterfly  - Andy Williams
  11. Island In the Sun  - Harry Belafonte
  12. Let's Fall In Love  - Betty Carter
  13. Don't You Know  - Della Reese
  14. Secret Love  - Doris Day
  15. One For My Baby (and One More For the Road)  - Frank Sinatra
  16. O Sole Mio  - Mario Lanza
  17. Put Your Head On My Shoulder  - Paul Anka

Disc 4

  1. Stranger In Paradise  - Tony Bennett
  2. Chances Are  - Johnny Mathis
  3. Such a Night  - Johnnie Ray
  4. Hound Dog  - Elvis Presley
  5. Don't Let Go  - Roy Hamilton
  6. Don't Take Your Guns To Town  - Johnny Cash
  7. Oh. Lonesome Me  - Don Gibson
  8. The Yellow Rose of Texas  - Mitch Miller
  9. El Paso  - Marty Robbins
  10. Sway  - Rosemary Clooney
  11. Let Me Go Lover  - Joan Weber
  12. The Song From "Moulin Rouge" (Where is Your Heart)  -  Percy Faith & His Orchestra
  13. Trouble of the World  - Mahalia Jackson
  14. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know  -  Davis Sisters
  15. Walk Hand In Hand With Me  - Tony Martin
  16. Dream a Little Dream of Me  - Bing Crosby
  17. Oh! Carol  - Neil Sedaka

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Eddy Arnold   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Harry Belafonte   Composer
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Duane Eddy   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Paul Desmond   Composer
Robert Allen   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Mickey Baker   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
Terry Gilkyson   Composer
Pérez Prado   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Fabian André   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Jenny Carson   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Sylvia Robinson   Composer
Wilbur Schwandt   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Fred Wise   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Irving Burgie   Composer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Henri Salvador   Composer
Bobby Stevenson   Composer
Johnny Cowell   Composer
William Attaway   Composer
Lee Cathy   Composer
Jimmie Crane   Composer
Richard Dehr   Composer
Jean Villard   Composer
Bobby Worth   Composer
John R. Cash   Composer
Frank Miller   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bert Reisfeld   Composer
George Campbell   Composer
Baker Knight   Composer
Jacobs   Composer
Churchill Kohlman   Composer
Giovanni Capurro   Composer
Eduardo di Capua   Composer
R. Adler   Composer
Marvin Moore   Composer
Charles Grean   Composer
H. Howard   Composer
R. Wright   Composer
Scotto   Composer
Leo Johns   Composer
Cochran   Composer
Benjamin Weisman   Composer
Engvick   Composer
Cecil Null   Composer
Jerry Lieber   Composer
Gimbel   Composer
David Hill   Composer

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