Top Hits of the 50s: Fabulous Hits

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Disc one of the Collectables label's Top Hits of the 50s collection features 20 "Fabulous Hits" from the era, with an emphasis on crooners like Perry Como "Hot Diggity", Pat Boone "I Almost Lost My Mind", and Kay Starr "Rock and Roll Waltz". There are a few moments of genuine electricity -- Carl Perkins' singing about his "Blue Suede Shoes" sounds positively demonic when surrounded by the likes of Hugo Winterhalter and Doris Day, and Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" is darkness unleashed amidst the Chordettes' "Born to Be with You" and Patti Page's "Allegheny Moon" -- but for the most part, these Fabulous Hits aren't too far from the musical numbers in an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Disc one of the Collectables label's Top Hits of the 50s collection features 20 "Fabulous Hits" from the era, with an emphasis on crooners like Perry Como "Hot Diggity", Pat Boone "I Almost Lost My Mind", and Kay Starr "Rock and Roll Waltz". There are a few moments of genuine electricity -- Carl Perkins' singing about his "Blue Suede Shoes" sounds positively demonic when surrounded by the likes of Hugo Winterhalter and Doris Day, and Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" is darkness unleashed amidst the Chordettes' "Born to Be with You" and Patti Page's "Allegheny Moon" -- but for the most part, these Fabulous Hits aren't too far from the musical numbers in an Abbott & Costello film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2008
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431857427
  • Catalog Number: 8574
  • Sales rank: 156,391

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins (2:15)
  2. 2 Just Walking in the Rain - Johnnie Ray (2:41)
  3. 3 Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford (2:37)
  4. 4 Rock and Roll Waltz - Kay Starr (2:57)
  5. 5 Standing on the Corner - The Four Lads (2:53)
  6. 6 The Great Pretender - The Platters (2:40)
  7. 7 Hot Diggity - Perry Como (2:23)
  8. 8 Singing the Blues - Guy Mitchell (2:28)
  9. 9 Allegheny Moon - Patti Page (2:53)
  10. 10 The Poor People of Paris - Les Baxter (2:26)
  11. 11 The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant (2:58)
  12. 12 I Almost Lost My Mind - Pat Boone (2:37)
  13. 13 Born to Be with You - The Chordettes (2:49)
  14. 14 Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter (2:54)
  15. 15 Dungaree Doll - Eddie Fisher (2:02)
  16. 16 The Green Door (2:14)
  17. 17 Ivory Tower - Cathy Carr (2:36)
  18. 18 Band of Gold - Don Cherry (2:37)
  19. 19 Lisbon Antigua - Nelson Riddle (2:35)
  20. 20 Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day (2:03)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Don Robertson Composer
Melvin Endsley Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Johnny Bragg Composer
Sherman Edwards & Donald Meyer Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Marvin Moore Composer
Herb Newman Composer
Ben Raleigh Composer
Jack Fulton Composer
Stanley Lebowsky Composer
Shorty Allen Composer
Al Hoffman Composer
Marguerite Monnot Composer
Dick Manning Composer
Robert Riley Composer
Roy Alfred Composer
Bob Davie Composer
Amadeu Do Vale Composer
Jose Galhardo Composer
Louis Steele Composer
Jack "Happy Jack" Taylor Composer
William Musel Composer
Rene Rouzard Composer
Norman Heywood Composer
Marvin Moore Composer
Harry Dupree Composer
Eddie Gimbel Composer
Raul Portela Composer
L. Steele Composer
Sherman Edwards Composer
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