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ARTIST: Various (see tracklist below for details)
ALBUM TITLE: Classic Crooners Volume 1
BACKGROUND INFO: This is Volume 1; Volumes 2 and 3 are sold separately. These three volumes include an assortment of the most famous ‘crooners’ (as they are affectionately known) performing pop standards and staples from the Great American Songbook. The popularity and commercial success of these classics is often considered to be the birth of pop music.
Indeed in the UK, Al Martino (who is featured on Volume 3) was the first person ever to top the UK charts with his hit Here In My Heart. When the New Musical Express (NME) introduced the UK chart in November 1952 this song claimed the number one spot and remained there for a staggering nine weeks (just 6 singles have ever exceeded this).
Through its incorporation into pop culture, featuring in movie theme tunes such as The Godfather and Las Vegas shows these tunes have retained a special place in our hearts. Latter day easy listening and adult contemporary music has continued this fine tradition, although the originals have never been bettered!
STYLE OF MUSIC / GENRE: Traditional pop, jazz, swing, big band, vocal, crooner, easy listening, adult contemporary, lounge.
TRACKLIST (followed by approximate running time of each song):
1. Frank Sinatra – Night & Day 3:06
2. Bobby Vinton – Blue Velvet 4:28
3. Mel Torme – Blue Moon 3:10
4. Sammy Davis Jnr – Oh, Lonesome Me 2:26
5. Dean Martin – Some Enchanted Evening 3:31
6. Andy Williams – Can't Take My Eyes Off You 3:11
7. Fred Astaire – Cheek To Cheek 3:24
8. Vic Damone – On The Street Where You Live 2:45
9. Jack Blyth Sextet – Sunny's Lament 2:30
10. Jack Blyth Sextet – Dune Bug 3:16
11. Jack Blyth Sextet – Westerly Fare 4:03
12. Jack Blyth Sextet – A Passing Moment 2:46
13. Jack Blyth Sextet – Even Tides 3:28
14. Jack Blyth Sextet – I Confess 3:47
15. Jack Blyth Sextet – Once Is Never Enough 3:08
FORMAT: CD promo compilation album in illustrated card case (as pictured).
PUBLISHED BY: Tight Fit Records / Daily Express (2004)
CATALOGUE NUMBER: EX003
CONDITION: This not a brand new CD. As such there may be signs of wear. It is an original product (not counterfeit). If we have more than one copy these are sent on a ‘first come, first served’ basis with those in the best condition sent to whoever buys first. Each CD is tested to ensure perfect playback.
POSTAGE & PACKING: Sent from the UK. FREE SHIPPING TO ALL COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE!!!