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Fabulous Fifties: Unforgettable Fifties

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes
  2. Theme From 'A Summer Place' - Percy Faith And His Orchestra
  3. Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
  4. Cold, Cold Heart - Tony Bennett
  5. Be My Love - Mario Lanza
  6. Wanted - Perry Como
  7. Oh! My Papa - Eddie Fisher
  8. Wheel Of Fortune - Kay Starr
  9. Cry - Johnnie Ray
  10. Till I Waltz Again With You - Teresa Brewer
  11. You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford
  12. Sh-Boom - The Crew-Cuts
  13. Vaya Con Dios - Les Paul and Mary Ford
  14. Hey There - Rosemary Clooney
  15. Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page


Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 3, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • ASIN: B00005AQIS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #361,712 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The technical quality of the Time-Life 'Fabulous Fifties' series is as good as it gets, and on this CD all tracks are the original hit recordings. I've almost all of the 'Fabulous Fifties' series and originals hits are the rule; I've seen less than 5% 'remakes' or 'covers'. It's all the great sounds from my youth and most likely your's also. If you're looking for memories you won't be disappointed.
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The Fabulous Fifties: Unforgettable Fifties is a solid installment in a CD series that gives us so much high quality control music to enjoy from way back when. These tunes made the airwaves sizzle when they were originally released; and they still sound great even in our times. The quality of the sound is excellent and that artwork is nice.

The Chordettes get the action going with their timeless hit, "Mr. Sandman." "Mr. Sandman" features The Chordettes effortlessly changing tempo and keys as if it were only mere breathing--bit we know it really wasn't all that easy; their talents always carried them through. The song is very easy on the ear and the music fits in perfectly with their vocals. Listen also for Percy Faith & His Orchestra to give us an outstanding rendition of the theme from "A Summer Place;" this is a well known tune that you just may recognize when you hear the very first bars! The strings are used to great advantage and I love this number. Nat "King" Cole delivers "Mona Lisa" with panache; his excellent sense of timing makes his performance all the better. Nat "King" Cole still ranks high in my book. The music is charming and it all works very well.

Mario Lanza sings "Be My Love" faultlessly; we really hear the operatic qualities of his voice and that chorus in the background sounds so good! Mario Lanza's talent was quite remarkable; and Perry Como turns out a fantastic interpretation of "Wanted" along with Huge Winterhalter & His Orchestra. "Wanted" just plain sounds good; the strings are wonderful and I cannot understand why Perry Como isn't better remembered today than he is. The great Eddie Fisher does "Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)" without ever letting go of a single superfluous note; and Kay Starr does "Wheel Of Fortune" just right!
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Exactly what I was looking for - it was a gift for my brother-in-law and he loved it. He plays them all the time and is so grateful for the gift. The item came to me on time and in perfect condition.
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Nostalgia has its benefits. "The Fabulous Fifties" will make you remember that music was one of the best things to come from that decade. The songs were silly, happy, sad, romantic, and even a little frenetic. They reflected a post war energy and confidence of the public.

Many of these artists are gone or out of the public eye, but the music that The Four Aces, Patti Page, Eddie Fisher, Dean Martin, Roger Williams, The McGuire Sisters, Rosemay Clooney, and The Ames Brothers remain. They remind us of an age when it was easier to remember the melody of what you heard, and it didn't sound like it was just scales.

"Love is a Many Splendored Thing," "That's Amore," "Mr. Sandman," "This Old House," "Autumn Leaves," are just some of my favorites. Most of the music here might make you want to get up and dance with your partner. It's one of those CD's that works well during weekend chores, country drives, or just quiet evenings by candlelight.

The Fabulous Fifties is a fabulous collection of musical nostalgia, and worth every penny.

I think it will be very popular with you.
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This is a good three cd set. Phil Harriss The Thing is a very good and funny song.Dean Martins Thats Amore Johnny Mathis Chances Are Debbie Reynolds Tammy and Tennessee Ernie Fords Sixteen Tons among others are classics. Kay Starrs The Rock And Roll Walz is good. So is The Platters My Prayer. Perry Comos Catch A Falling Star Round And Round and Hot Diggity are good as are Elvis Presleys Love Me Tender and Dont Be Cruel. Then theres Rosemary Clooneys This Old House and Jo Staffords You Belong To Me. The Chordettes Mr Sandman. Pee Wee Kings Slowpoke and both of The MCGuire Sisters hits Sincerely and especially Sugartime are good. The whole album is good. You should get it.
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I would like to say that I received my CD a few days after promise date, however, the Christmas season is a busy time of the year. I am still happy with my product. Service was good and the quality of my item was good also. I would purchase items from this seller again.
Thanks. Jess
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The songs, and particularly for that period of time, are the best collection that I have ever had. I still have the tape cassettes that I bought many years ago.
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One of the best collections of non-rock & roll 50's music ever! Love love love playing this CD in my office all day!
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