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Hits of '48
     

Hits of '48

 
1948 was a good year for tract housing developments, Cold War Politics and the House Un-American Activities Committee. Judging by the popularly acclaimed records that made it onto Living Era's Hits of '48, it was also an important segment in the golden age of the singing pop stars, during which name vocalists replaced big bands and saccharine choirs swarmed

Overview

1948 was a good year for tract housing developments, Cold War Politics and the House Un-American Activities Committee. Judging by the popularly acclaimed records that made it onto Living Era's Hits of '48, it was also an important segment in the golden age of the singing pop stars, during which name vocalists replaced big bands and saccharine choirs swarmed like midges over an August fen. Jazz and dance band activity did occur, as evidenced by Woody Herman's frenetic rendition of Aram Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance," Al Hendrickson and Benny Goodman's berth "On a Slow Boat to China" and trombonist Pee Wee Hunt's magnificent Dixieland hit, the "Twelfth Street Rag." This compilation's pop vocal roster includes Bing Crosby and Dinah Shore, Perry Como and Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and Frankie Laine, Margaret Whiting and Doris Day, Dick Haymes and Buddy Clark, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. The year 1948 was packed with talented acts. Art Mooney presided over a million-selling massive singalong version of "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover," and Jerry Wayne whistled and crooned over the marinated waltzing organ of easy listening pioneer Ken Griffin. "You Call Everybody Darlin'" was a number one hit for Al Trace, composer of "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake." Also included on this spectacular sampler of hit recordings made between March 29, 1947 and June 4, 1948 are the Andrews Sisters performing the "Yodel Polka" with its profound and highly intelligent refrain of "Toolie Oolie Doolie." This all-American girl group also found time to collaborate with Danny Kaye who imitates Woody the Woodpecker while being accompanied by several jolly harmonica players.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/1999
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625529524
catalogNumber:
5295

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrews Sisters   Track Performer
Frankie Laine   Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Pee Wee Hunt   Trombone
Carmen Cavallaro   Piano
Anita Gordon   Vocals
Hendrickson   Vocals
Vic Schoen   Track Performer
Charlie LaVere   Vocals
Mike Pingatore   Banjo
Art Mooney & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Frank DeVol & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Woody Herman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Pee Wee Hunt & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Ray Noble & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Francis Craig & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Al Trace and His Orchestra   Track Performer
Dave Barbour & the Brazilians   Track Performer
Dave Barbour & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Russ Case & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Song Spinners   Track Performer
Ken Darby Male Chorus   Track Performer
Harmonica Gentlemen   Track Performer
Carl Fisher & His Orchestra   Track Performer
George Siravo & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Bob Vincent   Vocals

Technical Credits

Perry Como   Contributor
Bing Crosby   Contributor
Doris Day   Contributor
Danny Kaye   Contributor
Dinah Shore   Contributor
Frank Sinatra   Contributor
Ella Fitzgerald   Contributor
Benny Goodman   Contributor
Woody Herman   Contributor
Gordon Jenkins   Contributor
Margaret Whiting   Contributor
Pee Wee Hunt   Contributor
Dick Haymes   Contributor
Rube Bloom   Composer
Nat King Cole   Contributor
B. Smith   Composer
Jerry Wayne   Contributor
Francis Craig   Contributor
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Art Mooney   Contributor
Trace   Contributor
Peter Dempsey   Liner Notes
Harold Adamson   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Joan Whitney   Composer
Clement Scott   Composer
Dorothy Stewart   Composer
Arthur Beul   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer
Maewa Kaihau   Composer
Cherubin Bruno   Composer
Eldo di Lazzaro   Composer

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