The 50's Remembered: Pop Vocalists Era - Male

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
A multi-volume retrospective of the pop-vocalists era although neither volume is individually designated from the other; a curious twist or perhaps a mere oversight, the first entry into the series features a 16-track collection of sides from male singers who recorded with success primarily for Decca and Coral Records. Make no mistake about it, there is nothing remotely rock & roll about any of these sides; this is lush, romantic pop music of the highest order, the pre-Elvis side of the '50s equation. The compilation starts right on the cusp of the decade with big-band singer Dick Haymes contributing five tracks to the fray, including the pop hit version of "Room Full of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
A multi-volume retrospective of the pop-vocalists era although neither volume is individually designated from the other; a curious twist or perhaps a mere oversight, the first entry into the series features a 16-track collection of sides from male singers who recorded with success primarily for Decca and Coral Records. Make no mistake about it, there is nothing remotely rock & roll about any of these sides; this is lush, romantic pop music of the highest order, the pre-Elvis side of the '50s equation. The compilation starts right on the cusp of the decade with big-band singer Dick Haymes contributing five tracks to the fray, including the pop hit version of "Room Full of Roses" and duets with Eileen Wilson and Ethel Merman. Next up is Alan Dale, still a year or so away from playing fake rocker Arnie Haynes in the Alan Freed/Bill Haley movie Don't Knock the Rock doing business with "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" and a trio effort with Buddy Greco and Johnny Desmond on the jaunty and venerable "East Side, West Side." Which sets the stage perfectly for big-voiced Johnny Desmond with his big hit, "The High and the Mighty." Closing things out are four tracks from pop smoothie Don Cherry, culling three of his early-'50s Decca singles and one stray Columbia side, his 1955 pop hit, "Band of Gold." A nice collection of sides seldom heard anywhere today.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/1997
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206578225
  • Catalog Number: 5782

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ethel Merman Track Performer
Johnny Desmond Track Performer
Buddy Greco Track Performer
Gordon Jenkins Conductor
Artie Shaw Conductor
Sy Oliver Conductor
Tutti Camarata Conductor
Dick Haymes Track Performer
Sonny Burke Conductor
George Cates Conductor
Dick Jacobs Conductor
Dave Terry Conductor
Don Jacoby Conductor
Eileen Wilson Track Performer
Alan Dale Track Performer
Ray Conniff & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Don Cherry Track Performer
Ray Bloch Conductor
Technical Credits
Alan Freed Composer
John Lennon Composer
Kim Wilson Composer
Bo Diddley Composer
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
William "Poogie" Hart Composer
Cary E. Mansfield Producer
Robert Musenbichler Composer
Jack Taylor Composer
Ray Conniff & His Orchestra Contributor
Marty Wekser Producer
Robert Rice Liner Notes
Beasley Smith Composer
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