Sings Golden Hits of the Boys

Sings Golden Hits of the Boys

by Patti Page


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Sings Golden Hits of the Boys

The idea behind Golden Hits of the Boys is intriguing: Patti Page, primarily known for her traditional pop vocal music, covers a bunch of country and rock songs that are, in many cases, wholly uncharacteristic of her usual output. The result is fun and even a little zany, but not, as you might expect, the weightiest album in Page's catalog. She has the distinction of being one of very few women to record Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" (and seems to see the humor in that even as she is singing), takes an easygoing approach to "Don't Be Cruel" and Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool," but turns in a surprisingly hard-hitting version of "The Twist." The songs were selected to serve the concept without completely alienating Page's longtime fans, so oldies like "Georgia on My Mind" and "(You've Got) Personality" crop up between the teen-oriented cuts. Golden Hits of the Boys is Page's brief joyride through the late-'50s and early-'60s pop charts with all the merriment and variety that suggests.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2013
Label: Sepia Recordings
UPC: 5055122112235
catalogNumber: 1223
Rank: 92461

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti Page   Primary Artist
Pete Rugolo   Conductor
Hugo Winterhalter   Conductor
Jerry Kennedy   Conductor
Vic Schoen   Conductor
Merry Melody Singers   Accompaniment
Jimmy Haskell   Conductor

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Alan Eichler   Liner Notes
Garson   Composer
Schuman   Composer
George Motola   Composer

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