Smash Hits of the 50's

Smash Hits of the 50's

     
 
Comprised of public domain tracks from the early '50s that have been remastered from vinyl sources, this interestingly assembled compilation still has decent sound and contains enough relative obscurities to make it well worth a listen. Among the highlights are "Allentown Jail," Lita Roza's maudlin love song about a man who steals an

Overview

Comprised of public domain tracks from the early '50s that have been remastered from vinyl sources, this interestingly assembled compilation still has decent sound and contains enough relative obscurities to make it well worth a listen. Among the highlights are "Allentown Jail," Lita Roza's maudlin love song about a man who steals an expensive diamond for his girlfriend and ends up in the pokey, the feisty "Kiss of Fire" by Georgia Gibbs, the Mills Brothers' "The Glow Worm," and Max Bygraves' ambitious song suite, "Cowpuncher's Cantata." Surprisingly varied, Smash Hits of the 50's doesn't concede the decade in question to rock & roll, and if not all of these tracks were exactly smash hits, all of them manage to be at least engaging.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2005
Label:
K-Tel Entertainment
UPC:
0805087360623
catalogNumber:
3606

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Technical Credits

Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Billy Reid   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Bill Sinclair   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Alton Delmore   Composer
Jack Holmes   Composer
Slim Willet   Composer
Winifred Atwell   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Robert Mellin   Composer
Paul Lincke   Composer
Lilla C Robinson   Composer
Gerhard Winkler   Composer
Lester Allen   Composer
Bill Borrelli   Composer
Nicholas Brodszky   Composer
Pat Genaro   Composer
Johnny May   Composer
Robert Hill   Composer
Fred Rauch   Composer
Lotar Olias   Composer
Johnny Reine   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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