Complete US & UK Singles As & Bs 1953-62

The Complete US & UK Singles As & Bs 1953-62

by Pat Boone
     
 
It seems hard to fathom in the 21st century, but through much of the 1950s, Pat Boone was one of America's biggest rock & roll stars; at a time when radio and television were still deciding what to make of the loud and rebellious music that had captured the minds of America's youth, Boone was one artist who could make with the Big Beat (well, sort of) but was too

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It seems hard to fathom in the 21st century, but through much of the 1950s, Pat Boone was one of America's biggest rock & roll stars; at a time when radio and television were still deciding what to make of the loud and rebellious music that had captured the minds of America's youth, Boone was one artist who could make with the Big Beat (well, sort of) but was too clean-cut and well-mannered to offend anyone. While Boone's covers of R&B hits like "Tutti Frutti," "Ain't That a Shame," and "Long Tall Sally" sound ridiculously stiff decades after the fact, Boone was a talented pop singer who was well served with romantic numbers and upbeat novelty numbers, and in his heyday Elvis Presley was the only American pop singer who enjoyed greater commercial success. The Complete US & UK Singles As & Bs 1953-62 is a three-disc collection that, just as the title says, collects all of the 83 songs that Boone released on singles in the United States and Great Britain during his biggest years as a hitmaker. While time hasn't been kind to many of these songs -- Boone may have been willing to sing rock & roll, but he never truly sounded comfortable with it, almost as if it was something he'd learned phonetically -- the truth is he got better with the passage of time, and he had a gift for polished love songs like "Love Letters in the Sand" and sounded more than credible on teen-centric weepers such as "Gee, But It's Lonely." And Boone was merging rock & roll and gospel long before it was fashionable on "A Wonderful Time Up There," one of his strongest and most emphatic beat numbers. The Complete US & UK Singles As & Bs 1953-62 is the most comprehensive collection of Pat Boone's music from his commercial heyday as anyone has released to date, and if you want a grand-scale overview of his days as the most wholesome rock & roller on Earth, this all you could ask for and more.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/07/2015
Label:
Acrobat
UPC:
0824046904920
catalogNumber:
9049
Rank:
13532

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. My Heart Belongs To You
  2. Until You Tell Me So
  3. Remember To Be Mine
  4. Half Way Chance With You
  5. I Need Someone
  6. Loving You Madly
  7. Two Hearts, Two Kisses
  8. Tra La La
  9. Ain't That A Shame
  10. Tennessee Saturday Night
  11. At My Front Door
  12. No Other Arms
  13. Gee Whittakers
  14. Take The Time
  15. I'll Be Home
  16. Tutti Fruiti
  17. Long Tall Sally
  18. Just As Long As I'm With You
  19. I Almost Lost My Mind
  20. I'm In Love With You
  21. Rich In Love
  22. Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)
  23. Chains Of Love
  24. Don't Forbid Me
  25. Anastasia
  26. Why Baby Why
  27. I'm Waiting Just For You

Disc 2

  1. Love Letters In The Sand
  2. Bernardine
  3. Remember You're Mine
  4. There's A Gold Mine In The Sky
  5. April Love
  6. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano
  7. Jingle Bells
  8. White Christmas
  9. A Wonderful Time Up There
  10. It's Too Soon To Know
  11. Sugar Moon
  12. Cherie I Love You
  13. If Dreams Came True
  14. That's How Much I Love You
  15. Gee, But It's Lonely
  16. For My Good Fortune
  17. I'll Remember Tonight
  18. The Mardi Gras March
  19. With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
  20. Good Rockin' Tonight
  21. For A Penny
  22. The Wang Dang Taffy Apple Tango
  23. Twixt Twelve And Twenty
  24. Rock Boll Weevil
  25. Fools Hall Of Fame
  26. The Brightest Wishing Star
  27. Beyond The Sunset
  28. My Faithful Heart
  29. To The Center Of The Earth

Disc 3

  1. (Welcome) New Lovers
  2. Words
  3. Spring Rain
  4. Walking The Floor Over You
  5. Candy Sweet
  6. Delia Gone
  7. Dear John
  8. Alabam
  9. The Exodus Song (This Land Is Mine)
  10. There's A Moon Out Tonight
  11. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  12. Moody River
  13. A Thousand Years
  14. Big Cold Wind
  15. That's My Desire
  16. Johnny Will
  17. (If I'm Dreaming) Just Let Me Dream
  18. I'll See You In My Dreams
  19. Pictures In The Fire
  20. Quando, Quando, Quando (Tell Me When)
  21. Willing And Eager
  22. Speedy Gonzales
  23. The Locket
  24. Ten Lonely Guys
  25. Lover's Lane
  26. The Main Attraction
  27. Amore Baciami

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Boone   Primary Artist,Spoken Word
Billy Vaughn   Conductor,Choir, Chorus
Malcolm Lockyer   Conductor
Jimmie Haskell   Conductor
Mort Lindsey   Conductor,Choir, Chorus
Lionel Newman   Conductor,Choir, Chorus
Vic Schoen   Conductor
Milton Rogers   Conductor
Mart Lindsey   Conductor,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Roy Brown   Composer
Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Tommy Ridgley   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Eddy Arnold   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Pat Boone   Composer
Neil Diamond   Composer
Billy Vaughn   Arranger,Composer,Director
Otis Williams   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Phil Everly   Composer
Paul Evans   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Cowboy Copas   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Blind Blake   Composer
Joseph Beal   Composer
Nick Boldi   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Bob Feldman   Composer
Richard Glasser   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
Ernest Gold   Composer
Wally Gold   Composer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Buddy Kaye   Composer
Nick Kenny   Composer
Kal Mann   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
George Meyer   Composer
Robert Mosely   Composer
Nugetre   Composer
Leon René   Composer
Gil Robbins   Composer
Carlo Rossi   Composer
Aaron Schroeder   Composer
Winfield Scott   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Lewis Talley   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Randy Wood   Producer
Alfred Newman   Composer
Henry Stone   Composer
Fuzzy Owen   Composer
Teddy Powell   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Richard Rogers   Composer
Tony Renis   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Enotris Johnson   Composer
Ethel Lee   Composer
Carroll Loveday   Composer
Bert Lowe   Composer
Joe Lubin   Composer
Joe Luccisano   Composer
Billy Barton   Composer
J. Leslie McFarland   Composer
Joseph Shank   Composer
Bobby Stevenson   Composer
Alberto Testa   Composer
Danny Wolfe   Composer
Blanche Brock   Composer
Virgil Brock   Composer
Jesse Cavanaugh   Composer
Deborah Chessler   Composer
Art Crafer   Composer
Clara Edwards   Composer
Bob Elgin   Composer
Wally Fowler   Composer
Alfonso Gentile   Composer
Ferdinand Washington   Composer
Billy Hughes   Composer
Ted Jarrett   Composer
Baker Knight   Composer
John Moore   Composer
J. McCoy   Composer
David Hess   Composer
Martin Kalmanoff   Composer
Robert Allen   Composer
Beasley Smith   Composer
Jimmy Nebb   Composer
John Turner   Composer
Fay Tishman   Composer
Arthur Malvin   Composer
Larry Harrison   Composer
Charles Adams   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer
Gary Bruce   Composer
Samuel Lewis   Composer
Johnny Wood   Composer
Mark David   Composer
Robert Blackwell   Composer
Lenore Rosenblatt   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer
Graydon Hall   Composer
Charles Singleton   Composer
Charles Kenny   Composer
Helmy Kresa   Composer
Dorothy La Bostrie   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Stanley Lewis   Composer
Fredda Gold   Composer
Donald Caperton Henley   Composer
Antoine Domino   Composer
Webster   Composer
Milton Rogers   Arranger
Liliane Konyn   Composer
Louiguy   Composer
Jeff Cory   Composer
Red West   Composer
Fred Tobias   Composer
Edward Abner   Composer
Earl Wheeler   Composer
Lee Abernathy   Composer
L.R. Goodman   Composer
Gincarlo Testoni   Composer
Elizabeth Ewing   Composer
Wes Farell   Composer
Alfred Strino   Composer
Pete Wendlling   Composer
Notalgins   Composer

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