Fabulous Fifties: Unforgettable Fifties
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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!Read more ›
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.
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The discs were not the ones listed on the guide inside the cover. A total screw up. Returned and got my refund. I noticed that after the screw up that they were imported. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Merle E. Krueger
A great bunch of 50's music...all the original singers...and the quality is good..Published 10 months ago by SHARON
The music is just great and the quality is also.. I recommend it to anyone that is an oldies fan..Published 19 months ago by Restasured
Exceptional good music, I liked it all, this is my kind of music, and the cd is good, also, plus I plan to purchase all of the Fab. Fifties CD's.Published 24 months ago by rickybob
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