Sings Golden Hits of the Boys

Sings Golden Hits of the Boys

by Patti Page
     
 
The idea behind Golden Hits of the Boys is intriguing: Patti Page, primarily known for her traditional pop vocal music, covers a bunch of country and rock songs that are, in many cases, wholly uncharacteristic of her usual output. The result is fun and even a little zany, but not, as you might expect, the weightiest album in Page's catalog. She has the

Overview

The idea behind Golden Hits of the Boys is intriguing: Patti Page, primarily known for her traditional pop vocal music, covers a bunch of country and rock songs that are, in many cases, wholly uncharacteristic of her usual output. The result is fun and even a little zany, but not, as you might expect, the weightiest album in Page's catalog. She has the distinction of being one of very few women to record Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" (and seems to see the humor in that even as she is singing), takes an easygoing approach to "Don't Be Cruel" and Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool," but turns in a surprisingly hard-hitting version of "The Twist." The songs were selected to serve the concept without completely alienating Page's longtime fans, so oldies like "Georgia on My Mind" and "(You've Got) Personality" crop up between the teen-oriented cuts. Golden Hits of the Boys is Page's brief joyride through the late-'50s and early-'60s pop charts with all the merriment and variety that suggests.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/14/2013
Label:
Sepia Recordings
UPC:
5055122112235
catalogNumber:
1223
Rank:
198908

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. The Twist
  2. Georgia on My Mind
  3. Put Your Head on My Shoulder
  4. Don't Be Cruel (To a Heart That's True)
  5. (You've Got) Personality
  6. It's Just a Matter of Time
  7. I'm Walkin'
  8. Don't Worry
  9. Big Bad John
  10. Poor Little Fool
  11. I Almost Lost My Mind
  12. Mack the Knife
  13. Bye Bye Love
  14. Dondi
  15. Promise Me Thomas
  16. Every Time I Hear Your Name
  17. I Cry Myself to Sleep
  18. Let's Cry Together
  19. High on the Hill of Hope
  20. The Sound of Music
  21. Because Him is a Baby
  22. Two Thousand, Two Hundred, Twenty-Three Miles
  23. Summer Photographs
  24. By a Long Shot
  25. The Boy's Night Out
  26. What Will My Future Be
  27. I Need You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti Page   Primary Artist
Pete Rugolo   Conductor
Hugo Winterhalter   Conductor
Jerry Kennedy   Conductor
Vic Schoen   Conductor
Merry Melody Singers   Accompaniment
Jimmy Haskell   Conductor

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Alan Eichler   Liner Notes
Garson   Composer
Schuman   Composer
Motola   Composer

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